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COVID-19 Resources for Students

Student Assistance & Support is available to support students who have been impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Staff members can assist in linking students to appropriate resources both on and off-campus and can provide absence verifications to instructors due to any impact. To connect with a Student Assistance & Support staff member, complete the online Student in Distress Referral.

Student COVID-19 Emergency Aid

Due to all available funds being exhausted, the Student COVID-19 Emergency Aid program has been suspended.

If you are experiencing unexpected financial expenses or are financial insecurity concerns, please complete the online Student in Distress Referral and a Student Assistance & Support staff member will connect with you to discuss available campus and community resources.

Blazer Kitchen at Hill Student Center Online Shopping

While in-person shopping is suspended due to COVID-19, Blazer Kitchen at Hill Student Center has transitioned to online shopping. Active students can place orders via the online order form and schedule a time for pick up in 303 Hill Student Center. At pick up, students will need to provide their ONE Card.

Additionally, Blazer Kitchen at Medical Towers is available. Information about pick up at Blazer Kitchen at Medical Towers is available on their website.

Student Laptop Loaner Program

To continue supporting students in achieving their personal and academic goals, particularly in relation to the many challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has purchased a limited number of laptops available for students who do not have access to a compatible computer.

To see if you are eligible, learn more about the process, and apply, visit the Student Laptop Loaner Program application in BlazerNet.

WiFi Availability

For UAB students who may not be able to use a secure WiFi network, UAB is opening a parking lot on campus to provide Drive-In WiFi. Starting Thursday, April 9, WiFi on the eduroam network will be available in Express Lot 4, located on Fifth Avenue South and 10th Street South on campus, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday. Additional information is available under the Student tab on UAB's COVID-19 website.

 There are also several free WiFi locations throughout the state. An online map is available.

Community Resources

Student Assistance & Support staff can assist students in connecting to community resources based upon their individual needs. Many community resources can be found in this compiled list.