Throughout the summer months, the Office of Parent & Family Services will present webinars on key topic areas to ensure you and your student start off the fall semester on the right foot.  We understand the transition process can be overwhelming, leaving you with questions concerning your student's education and life while at UAB. Our Summer Webinar Series is meant to build upon your knowledge of UAB, provide you with much needed information, and address your specific questions and concerns. All webinars are free and allow family members to interact with representatives from key campus departments.  If you are unable to participate in the live webinar, the entire webinar series can be found online on the Parent & Family Services page under communications. Registration information will be sent by email and posted on our social media pages prior to each webinar session.

June 5 -Student Health Insurance

June 12- Greek 101

July 24- Financing your Student's Education

August 7- On-Campus Living & Dining

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To ensure students have access to the best health care, UAB students must have health insurance. Ensure you submit an insurance Waiver for Fall 2018 for your student if they have valid Insurance Coverage!  Students who do not have valid coverage will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan if they are enrolled in a degree seeking program and meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate registered for 9+ hours
  • Graduate – determined by program
  • International
  • Clinical regardless of credit hours

If your student has health insurance, it must comply with UAB's comparable care standards found on the Student Health Services website. .

If your student’s insurance meets the standards, they must submit an Insurance Waiver through the Patient Portal on the Student Health Services website. If the waiver is approved, the student is compliant and will not be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. If your student does not have health insurance that meets the standards, they will be enrolled in the UAB Student Health Insurance Plan, and the premium will be charged to their student account. 

To ensure the student is not charged for the Student Health Insurance Plan prior to their tuition due date, it is important that students submit a waiver prior to July 1, 2018. However, waiver will be accepted until September 6, 2018. For more information, click HERE


Exam Pack Updated 2     With the Spring semester nearing an end, finals week is rapidly approaching. Once again, we are offering a way to send your student a personalized note along with some goodies to help give them energy and encouragement to focus on their studying. 

   The Residence Life Team, Vulcan Materials for Academic Success Center, and the office of Parent and Family Services are joining together to deliver messages and packages to students accross campus. For those who live on campus, they will receive their Blazer Exam Package directly in their residence hall. For those who live off campus, they will be able to get their package in the new Off-Campus Student Lounge. All exam packs will be delivered on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  

  The package costs $18 and includes: a helium balloon with a "Good Luck on Exams" message, a special UAB care package bag (pictured) filled with goodies to keep them energized, and a personalized message from you! 

  Click HERE to order. Please place orders by Monday, April 16, 2018.

YellowSkip the lines at the 2018 UAB Spring Commencement and place your order online today! 

Choose from a variety of flowers, as well as the popular Class of 2018 t-shirt that includes the names of all UAB April graduates! Pre-orders can be picked up at the Commencement Flowers sales tables at the graduation ceremony.

By purchasing graduation gifts through the UAB National Alumni Society, you give back to the University that gave to your student!

The UAB National Alumni Society is proud to partner with our schools and colleges in raising over one million dollars from alumni to provide student scholarships.