We’re proud to offer more services than you’d ever think you’d need to make your residential life easy. We’re also proud to have rules and policies to keep you safe.

RESIDENCE LIFE HANDBOOK

Noise Level

  • Quiet hours are in effect from 8:00 PM until 9:00 AM Sunday through Thursday and midnight to 9:00 AM Friday and Saturday. During this time no noise should be heard outside resident rooms and minimal sound through the walls between rooms, in hallways, common areas, and outside areas surrounding the building.
  • Moderate noise levels that promote an atmosphere of academic success should be maintained during courtesy hours (all hours other than those designated as quiet). Residents should be considerate by observing these hours. If asked to lower their noise level, residents are expected to comply.
  • Residents using balcony areas are expected to uphold the courtesy and quiet hours policy.

Residents Guest

  • For the health and safety of all students living in each residence hall, there will be no visitation within the residence halls – including other UAB students and outside visitors.
  • Only students who live in the residence hall will be able to access their hall.
  • This policy change is temporary and will be reviewed throughout the academic year in consultation with UAB administration and infectious disease experts.
  • When you are in your own room/suite/apartment, limit the number of individuals in one area to maximize physical distance at all times.

Alcohol & Illegal Drugs

  • No person under 21 years of age may have or consume alcoholic beverages in the residence halls.
  • Residents who display signs of intoxication (e.g., glazed eyes, slurred speech, unsteady gait, etc.) or residents who require staff assistance due to their consumption of alcohol will be subject to the conduct process.
  • Possession of alcoholic beverages and containers is not permitted in the residence halls by individuals under 21 years of age.
  • Residents 21 years and over are not permitted to consume or have open containers of alcohol in a common area, e.g. hallways, lounges, kitchens, bathrooms, elevators.
  • Decorative container collections (e.g. bottles, cans, bottle caps, etc.) are not permitted.
  • Possession or use of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia is prohibited in the residence halls.
  • Kegs, beer balls, funnels, bongs, and other devices that promote irresponsible drinking are not permitted in the residence halls.
  • In addition to these restrictions, alcohol and illegal drugs are prohibited in Blazer Hall, New Freshman Residence Hall and other designated areas by residents or their guest(s).

Smoking

Smoking any type of tobacco product or product intended to mimic tobacco products or the smoking or vaping of any other substance is not permitted in the residence halls, including balconies, vestibules, etc. This includes but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, pipes, bidis, and hookahs.UAB is a smoke-free campus. There is no smoking permitted in the residence halls or near the exterior of the building


Safety & Security

High priority is given to the security of residents and this is the basis for policies regulating access into the residence halls. Residents are required to carry their UAB ONE Card with them at all times and must surrender their UAB ONE Card at the request of a University official, Student Housing staff member, and/or desk assistant for identification purposes at any time. All of the halls are locked 24 hours a day and require a UAB ONE Card for entry. Lobby desks are operated 24 hours a day, Monday through Sunday. Entrance through doors marked Exit Only is not permitted. Propping or otherwise obstructing exterior doors is prohibited. Residence Hall Staff monitor the access to the halls and enforce the visitation policy. These individuals are in communication with the UAB Police and Housing Precinct for immediate response to emergencies. Housing Police Precinct Coverage is through all the residence halls and surrounding areas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Housing Police Precinct

The Office of Student Housing and Residence Life, in cooperation with the UAB Police Department, operates a Housing Police Precinct. The precinct is comprised of a police supervisor and a team of housing officers who routinely patrol the residence halls and parking areas. These officers are dedicated to aiding residents and staff, while maintaining law and order in and around the residence halls. For more information regarding the Housing Precinct, contact the Police Supervisor at 996-0411.


Residence Life Staff On Call

In order to ensure that a staff member is available to residents nightly and on weekends and holidays, each residence hall will have a Resident Assistant (RA) on call in the building Monday through Friday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 AM and 24 hours a day over the weekend. If residents need assistance when their RA is not available, they are to contact the front desk at their residence hall. In the event of an emergency in the hall, contact the UAB Police Department at 934-4434 and the RA on call.