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Thanksgiving break is fast approaching and both you and your student have great plans on how to spend their week home from school. However, it is very possible that your plans and your student’s plan may differ. You may want to spend time with family, work on projects on the house, and catch up with your student; while they may want to spend time with friends, eat all the home-cooked food they can get their hands on, sleep, and then get more sleep.




It is not often that students from the Honors College, Athletics department, STEM program, USGA program, and service leadership council come together for weekend activities. However, on Saturday, November 5, three hundred and forty-five students from all over UAB’s campus gathered to strengthen the ties between Birmingham’s community and UAB through service.

PFS weekendThe Office of Parent & Family Services held its inaugural Family Weekend during the weekend of October 7 – 9, 2016.  The weekend was a great success with over 900 students and family members coming together to visit and celebrate. 


Any Writing. Any Stage. Any Student.

Known as the hub of writing on UAB’s campus, the University Writing Center (UWC) is a free service offered to all students at any stage of the writing process. At the UWC, students meet one-on-one with a trained, experienced writing consultant for a session of either 30 or 60 minutes. The focus of these sessions vary with each student depending on their specific writing needs. The UWC team is trained to engage students in the writing process and assist them with communicating their knowledge rather than simply editing the writing. Online and distance students have access to online consultations, but the UWC’s primary service is the face-to-face session, which takes place on the first floor of Mervyn Sterne Library.

book imageAny life transition, whether it is a positive or negative transition, brings with it the potential for stress. Each person’s capacity to cope with stress is widely variant, and for college students, this capacity can be revealed in the academic, social and emotional domains. Entering college is typically associated with excitement, anticipation and some nerves.