A new student center is on the way.

new-student-center-designArtist's rendering
Hill University Center, which was a fixture for student life since 1983, was torn down in 2013 to make way for a new and improved student center.

Construction of the new building is currently under way and is expected to be completed in 2015. Like the former HUC, it will be a communal place where you can find friends, meals, books, and all sorts of student services, meetings, and activities.

New Building


Below are conceptual drawings of what the new building may look like.

Dining Pod
Dining Pod (artist's rendering)

Lounge Area
Lounge (artist's rendering)

Multi-Purpose Room
Multi-Purpose Room (artist's rendering)

Information Desk
Information Desk (artist's rendering)

Bookstore, first floor
UAB Bookstore, first floor (artist's rendering)

Bookstore, second floor
Bookstore, second floor (artist's rendering)

Building exterior from 14th Street (artist's rendering)



Timeline of Construction:

  • All offices to vacate HUC by July 1, 2013
  • Building demolition to begin August, 2013
  • Construction to last two years
  • Project completion expected by Fall 2015


Reused or Recycled items from Hill University Center

Old HUC front desk in Rast Hall
  • Front desk used in Rast Hall
  • Carpet from One Stop used in Housing
  • Furniture from Board Room used by Athletic Department and HR.
  • Artwork from One Stop used in SIH
  • Water heaters pulled to be reused
  • Fire alarm panel and devices pulled to be used for spare parts for other buildings on campus
  • Variable Speed Drives pulled from air handlers to be used elsewhere on campus
  • Wire pulled by communications
  • Food service equipment pulled to reuse
    • Stove – Commons
    • Ice maker – Commons
    • Tables and chairs – Diner
    • Mill work (cabinets and counters) – C-Store
    • Coffee Shop (HUC Café) furniture to be used in Sandella’s (opening soon in Lister Hill Library)
  • Picnic tables used elsewhere on campus
  • Benches used elsewhere on campus
  • Cubicles from IT area used in SIH
  • Security Cameras used for C-Store
  • Light fixtures pulled to have supply
  • TVs used in Housing and Rec. Center
  • Corner guards used by Rec. Center
  • Bulletin Boards used by Housing and Rec. Center
  • Slat board from Bookstore used in C-store in Camp Hall and Rec. Center Pro Shop
  • First floor lobby furniture used in Rec. Center
  • Required departments to purge and/or digitize and, therefore, recycle paper