uab-parking-mapIf you plan to park a vehicle on campus (and yes, that includes scooters and motorcycles) in a UAB parking lot, you will need to register with UAB Parking and Transportation Services. It's not hard to do – just apply online (charges are billed to your student account, and you can purchase per semester or full year), and receive your hangtag. That tag, which must be displayed in your vehicle whenever you’re parked on campus, permits you to park in a specific lot. If you park without a permit, or if you park in the wrong lot, you will be fined.

Before you park

  • You can apply for temporary or permanent handicapped parking by providing documentation of your disability.
  • Metered parking is available on some streets – meters have varying rates and time restrictions. Important: Your parking hangtag will not cover you at meters.
  • Spaces in UAB's parking lots are not reserved (unless posted as such) and are available on a first-come, first-served basis – your parking permit doesn’t guarantee you a space in the lot.
  • No-parking zones and handicapped spaces are in effect at all times.
  • All city ordinances and state statutes governing motor vehicles still apply.
  • Parking on or over the line is a violation (and is also kind of obnoxious).
  • Vehicles left for long periods of time will be towed.

Get complete parking rules, a campus map, fees, and more from Parking and Transportation Services.

How to not have to park

Getting around UAB on foot and by public transportation is actually pretty easy.

  • Blazer Express, UAB's campus bus service, offers free transportation for students, employees, and authorized visitors along six routes. Just show your ONE Card to ride.
  • Birmingham’s charming DART trolleys carry riders through campus, around Five Points South, and to other locations for 25¢ a ride. Check out their map to find a route near you.
  • Our campus is seriously sidewalked and pedestrian-friendly and is becoming more so every day. Plus, walking is good for your health, and campus is lovely this time of year.