Student Announcements

Virtual Learning Spaces Available On Campus

UA has designated over 60 classrooms and meeting rooms as virtual learning spaces – areas where students can attend online class meetings while on campus. To see the list of available rooms, as well as the guidelines for entering, see this website.

Zoom to Require Passcodes and Waiting Rooms

Beginning Sept. 27, Zoom will require that all meetings have a passcode or a waiting room enabled. Meetings that do not have a passcode or waiting room enabled will automatically be applied a waiting room.  Waiting rooms can be customized to fit the need and audience for your meeting. For more information, visit the Zoom Support website.

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Kicks Off Virtually

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger (BABH) is a food drive that will take place October 1st-November 26th, and is collecting donations for the West Alabama Food Bank (WAFB) in Northport, AL. The WAFB serves 9 counties in the state of Alabama. As the name implies, BABH is also a competition with Auburn University, whose students are collecting for their local food bank as well. By making this a friendly competition, BABH hopes to encourage more donations for each of our respective food banks.

Due to COVID-19, many aspects of this year’s drive are going to look different from those of previous years: we can no longer accept cash donations or canned goods, hold fundraising events, make in-person announcements in classes, among other limitations.

Despite these limitations, BABH wants to emphasize a few key ways for students to contribute: donating through the Venmo app, buying BABH merchandise, posting our graphics, and spreading awareness through social media. Additionally, all food donations given directly to the WAFB during the drive will count towards our competition.BABH graphic

Premier Award Applications Now Open

The University Awards Committee welcomes applications for The University of Alabama’s six Premier Awards, the highest honors given at the Capstone. The University of Alabama established Premier Awards to recognize UA students, faculty, and staff who exemplify the highest standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Nominations are due by November 1, and complete applications are due by November 15. For more information about each award and how to apply, visit the Premier Awards website.

An informational session held with last year’s Sullivan Award winner, Malik Seals, will be held Thursday, October 22 at 5 p.m. Register for the event here.

Truman Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The Truman Foundation is the nation’s official living memorial to our thirty-third president. The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 annually for 2-3 years of graduate study. Truman Scholars are required to work for three years in public service within the first seven years following graduation.

The campus deadline is November 20. For more information, see this flyer or contact Carmen Mayer.