Campus Life

Life at UA

If you want to get involved and make a difference, The University of Alabama is the place to do it. UA offers a complete educational, cultural and social experience. Join one of more than 500 student organizations … help plan concerts and speaker series … participate in intramural teams … or serve in student government. Whatever your interests, you’ll find a group, an organization, an activity or a program that appeals to you.

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Campus Map

Explore campus maps, building and landmark information and virtual tours.

The Lakeside student housing complex

Housing and Residential Communities

Live on campus in UA's state-of-the-art residence halls.

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Bama Dining

See UA’s wide variety of on-campus options for nutritious and delicious food.

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University Recreation

Be active to foster health and well-being and enhance the campus experience.

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Crimson Ride

Enjoy the convenience of timely and comprehensive on-campus public transportation.

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Off-Campus Living

Let UA assist you with finding quality, affordable off-campus housing options.

Health & Safety

Your safety and well-being are one of our highest priorities. UA invests significant resources in a variety of activities and initiatives designed to increase security on our campus, increase your ability to make responsible decisions that enhance your well-being and leverage our positive relationship with local law enforcement agencies.

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Health & Wellness

Learn how UA promotes a healthy campus environment to enhance student well-being.

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Safety & Support

The safety and well-being of our students is one of our highest priorities.

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University Police

UAPD works to provide a safe and secure environment for the UA community.


UA offers programs and resources to aid with student health and safety.

Activities & Involvement

UA students are from many backgrounds with differing interests and passions. We want to make sure you have the information, resources and support you need to succeed at the Capstone, and for a lifetime. Whether your interests are intellectual, social, recreational, cultural, multicultural or spiritual in nature, there is a place for you at UA.

Arts & Culture

Enrich your life! Take advantage of a robust and varied schedule of musical, dance and theatre performances, art galleries and exhibitions, museums, lectures and readings by writers, poets and experts on every topic imaginable.

News & Events

Find out what our students, faculty, staff and alumni are doing to make a positive difference on our campus, in our community and state, and around the world.

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Keep up with the latest campus news, features and announcements.

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Events Calendar

Plan to attend arts, academic, cultural or athletic events on campus.

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Social Media

Engage with the University and its many departments.

Our Campus

Year after year, the UA campus ranks among the most beautiful in the nation. From white and crimson tulips in the spring to cascades of golden leaves in the fall, you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty and green spaces.