If you plan to park a vehicle on campus (and yes, that includes you, scooter and motorcycle riders) in a UAB parking lot, you’ll have to register with UAB Parking and Transportation Services. Which is not hard to do, we promise. Fill out a couple of forms, pay your fee (one-time payment or billing each month, semester, or year), and receive your hangtag. That tag, which has to be on display in your vehicle whenever you’re parked on campus, permits you to park in a specific lot. (Two-wheeled vehicles, you’ll get a permit to attach to your front fender.) Park without a permit, or park in the wrong lot, and you’ll get 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 our 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 whatnot at 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 cents a ride. Check out their map to find a route near you.
  • Our campus is seriously sidewalked and pedestrian-friendly and, by concerted effort, becoming more so every day. No lie. Plus, walking is good for your health, and campus is lovely this time of year.