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Queer Mixer | Sept. 3, 6-8 p.m. | Hill Student Center Ballroom

Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs  (SMDP) prides itself on ensuring a safe and encouraging environment for UAB’s LGBTQ students! Don’t miss Queer Mixer 2019, a fun gathering for all UAB Blazers to celebrate the Queer community. Come hang out, mix and mingle with friends and make fresh connections in an open and affirming space. For more info and disability accommodations, contact smdp@uab.edu.

Special Features: Free Food | Music | Games | Helpful Community & Campus Resources/Information


Part-Time Job Fair | Sept. 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hill Student Center Ballrooms

The UAB Part-Time Job Fair is a career event for both current students and alumni seeking part-time employment opportunities. Are you looking to gain essential work experience? Maybe you need cash to ensure you can survive the demanding semester. Recruiters from local companies will be present and offering part-time job opportunities with the aim of easing the financial strain for students at the beginning of the academic semester. Don’t miss this opportunity to come out, network and apply for jobs!

Be sure to check out Handshake as you research participating employers. (Handshake is the UAB Career Center’s new, fast and powerful recruiting platform for UAB students, alumni and employers).  For disability accommodations, assistance with interview prep and other career-related opportunities, contact UAB Career Services at (205) 934-4324, or visit their temporary office space in Campbell Hall, 1st Floor.

Special Pre-Event Features: Free Professional Attire Rental (via the UAB Career Closet) | 30-Second Elevator Pitch Preparation | Resume Review


UMOJA EN NOIR – New Student Welcome | Sept. 4, 6 p.m. | RSVP Required to Receive Location

Umoja (Swahili for Unity) is a Black Student Awareness Committee (BSAC) traditional celebration to welcome students, faculty and staff to UAB. Hosted by SMDP, this event aims to create community for new students by introducing them to the campus and community leaders – members of the UAB family who will walk alongside them during their four-year journey as Blazers. For disability accommodations and more info, email SMDP@uab.edu.

Special Features: All black attire required | All attendees must RSVP to bsacuab@gmail.com.


International Welcome Party | Sept. 5, 5 p.m. | Hill Student Center

UAB is the proud home to a robust and diverse population of international students, and there’s no better way to usher them back to campus than the highly-anticipated International Welcome Party!

Hosted by SMDP and International Mentors, this unique event offers students, as well as the UAB and surrounding Birmingham community, a fusion of cultural experiences in one location. Local vendors will provide an array of food options that expose attendees to Birmingham’s cuisine as well as culinary “reminders of home.” Student groups will also be present to educate international students about the involvement opportunities around campus. For more information and disability accommodations, contact SMDP at 205-975-8673 or diversity@uab.edu.

Special Features: Free International Food | DJ/International Music


Black to School BBQ | Sept. 6, 12 p.m. | UAB Mini Park

The Black to School BBQ is almost here! Students are invited to attend this event which will feature music, free food, games and an opportunity to mingle with fellow classmates! The Black Student Awareness Committee (BSAC) is hosting this annual event to engage students and give them an opportunity to socialize, while also continuing their mission to increase the awareness of issues surrounding the Black community on campus, within the city of Birmingham, and across the nation. For more info and disability accommodations, contact smdp@uab.edu.