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Student Entry Checklist

Keep track of the necessary steps to return to campus using our checklist.

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GuideSafe™ Entry Testing

All UAB students must test before starting classes. Find out how to get your test, exposure notification, and more.

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Healthcheck Tool

We're counting on you to monitor your COVID-19 symptoms and report exposure daily using our assessment tool.

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UAB United: On Campus

SHOW your Blazer spiritUAB and the University of Alabama System are planning a safe entry to campus this fall with hybrid learning – a course delivery system which, because of social distancing precautions, requires a combination of both in-person instruction and remote instruction.

UAB is excited to welcome you on campus gradually while taking into account the dynamic and evolving circumstances. Some students in clinical and research roles have entered campus (mostly postdoctoral and graduate/pre-doctoral students with limited exceptions for undergraduates) with prior approval, training, and monitoring of symptoms and potential exposure using UAB Healthcheck daily. 

As described here on the UAB United website, students will be required to complete the COVID-19 assessment tool Healthcheck on a daily basis, and their assigned risk level will automatically be communicated to the GuideSafe™ Event Passport system. Students and employees will press the “Passport” button after completing Healthcheck to get their passports, which are good for 24 hours. Each user is assigned a unique passport number indicating their status which will show a “Clear” screen or “Not Clear” screen to display on students’ phones. A clear passport will be required to enter classes, meetings, the library and other events on campus.

UAB still anticipates the Fall semester will start on Monday, Aug. 24. We continue to monitor the pandemic and will communicate updates and additional safety strategies as soon as possible.

Throughout this site, you will learn more about UAB's comprehensive plans for a safe fall semester entry, including specific information related to:

To stay informed of the latest news and updates, be sure to read GreenMail each Wednesday.

Fall 2020 Semester Schedule

To promote the health and safety of the campus community, adjustments have been made to the fall semester schedule:



Fall semester classes will start.



Fall semester in-person classes will end for the Thanksgiving break.






Students will not return to campus after Thanksgiving break but courses will continue remotely.






Final exams will be conducted remotely.

Exceptions can be granted for students based on work, research or clinical responsibilities, and adjustments can be requested for international students or others who do not have alternate living arrangements. For more information, contact your instructor or appropriate campus support office.

Students who meet conditions (i.e. tested positive for COVID-19, considered a higher risk for severe illness per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or care for or reside with a high risk individual) that require COVID-19 related temporary adjustments, should contact Disability Support Services.

Coursework engagement during these weeks is necessary to accommodate SACSCOC accrediting standard requirements for credit granted for coursework.

UAB United: Off Campus

Being a Blazer means doing our part to keep our community safe by following important guidelines:

  • Wear a mask/face covering when around others
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Practice good hand hygiene, and avoid touching your face
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve when you sneeze or cough

UAB United: Virtually

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