Honors Interviews

This will provide you with directions to campus, information regarding lodging and dining, and ideas for other things to do while you're here in Birmingham. Good luck with your interviews, and we look forward to meeting you!


University Honors Interview LocationSpencer
Click the button below, select "Get Directions" and fill your address in to get Google directions to the University Honors Interview location, Spencer Honors House. You can park right outside the building or in the lot across from the Alys Stephens Center. Don't worry about filling meters - you won't be ticketed on weekends.

Directions to Spencer Honors House

HeritageSciTech, Experiential Learning and GCL Interview Location
Click the button below, select "Get Directions" and fill your address in to get Google directions to the 15A parking lot, our recommended parking spot for your interview. You'll be interviewed in Heritage Hall, which is located on the corner of University Blvd. and 14th Street South, just two blocks east of the 15A parking lot.

Directions to parking for Heritage Hall


The following hotels are within a few blocks of the interview site(s) and should offer a UAB discount upon request:

Courtyard by Marriott: 1820 5th Avenue South, Birmingham (205) 254-0004
-Please ask for the UAB “Business Rate.”

Doubletree Hotel: 808 20th Street South, Birmingham (205) 933-9000
-Please ask for the UAB rate.

Residence Inn: 821 20th Street South, Birmingham (205) 731-9595
-Ask for the UAB rate

Other area hotels within driving distance:

Sheraton Birmingham - 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North (205) 324-5000

Hampton Inn (Mountain Brook) - 2731 Highway 280 South, (205) 870-782

Oxmoor Inn - 260 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, (205) 942-2041

Embassy Suites Hotel - 2300 Woodcrest Place, Homewood, (205) 879-7400

Places to Eat

On-Campus Dining:uab_dining_commons_20090817_1656988084
The Commons on the Green, located on the undergraduate campus quad next to Blazer Hall, is open from 10 a.m to 2 p.m and from 5-8 p.m. on Saturdays. They accept cash and credit cards and offer a wide array of options. Starbucks (in Sterne Library) is also open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturdays.

Off-Campus Dining:

There are also several places to eat near campus in nearby Five Points South (11th Avenue South between 19th and 21st streets) and along 10th Avenue South, between 16th and 20th streets:


Cosmo’s Pizza: 2012 Magnolia Avenue (good pizza, has been open in Birmingham for years!)

Guiseppe’s Café: 925 8th Street South (a hole-in-the-wall local Italian place)

Jim N’ Nick’s Bar-B-Q: 1908 11th Avenue South (the cheese biscuits are the best!)

Makarios Kabobs & Grill: 940 20th Street South (excellent and affordable Middle Eastern food)

Mellow Mushroom: 1200 20th Street South (gourmet pizza chain)

Surin of Thailand: 1918 11th Avenue South (good sushi and other Thai fare)

Taj India: 2226 Highland Avenue South (locally owned)

Sitar Indian Restaurant: 729 20th Street South (good lunch buffet).

Other Things to Do in Birmingham


Birmingham Museum of Art: 2000 8th Avenue North. Our excellent museum.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: 520 16th Street North. A very interesting museum chronicling Birmingham’s involvement in the Civil Rights movement.

Birmingham Railroad Park: 1600 1st Avenue South. A new park just blocks away from campus.

The Summit: 214 Summit Boulevard. One of Birmingham’s best shopping centers, lots of restaurants, shops, and a movie theater.

The New York Times’ “36 Hours in Birmingham”