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Students should start to monitor your symptoms and report known COVID-19 exposure with UAB Healthcheck on January 4 if you are registered for on-campus or hybrid courses. Please login to Healthcheck to start COVID-19 monitoring for the spring semester. 

Download the GuideSafe™ exposure notification app to anonymously share a positive COVID-19 test result —and be anonymously notified of potential previous close contact with someone who later reports a positive COVID-19 test result—without sharing anyone’s identity.

Register with Verily to ensure you are included in active sentinel testing, UAB's new COVID-19 testing strategy.

UAB United: On Campus

UAB and the University of Alabama System are planning a safe entry to campus this semester with hybrid learning – a course delivery system which, because of social distancing precautions, requires a combination of both in-person instruction and remote instruction. The Spring semester started on Tuesday, January 19. 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 entry to campus, including specific information related to:

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

Spring 2021 Semester Schedule

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



Classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, eight calendar days later than originally planned.



Wellness Day



Wellness Day



Last Day of Classes






Final exams conducted

*There will be no spring break. Classes will end on the regularly-scheduled date of Friday, April 23, 2021, and the normal reading period and final exam period will follow. Grades will be due as usual on Monday, May 3, 2021.

Wellness Days

Wellness Days are intended to provide students, instructors, and instructional support staff some opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate, particularly in light of the fact that there will be no Spring Break.

When planning for the two Wellness Days, we must balance need to refresh and rejuvenate with our obligation to provide a minimum number of “instructional days.” This obligation arises from our accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, as well as from a variety of the more than 30 other accreditations we currently hold throughout the university.

Because classes will be starting for the Spring 2021 semester eight days later than usual but will be ending at the usual time, providing no “instruction” opportunities whatsoever on the two Wellness Days would potentially violate the SACSCOC requirements (even with no Spring Break). We believe that we can accomplish both of our goals of giving students, faculty, and instructional support staff some needed breaks, while also meeting our educational goals with students.

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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