• 205-348-6816

Bama Dining seeks to provide a balanced food service program that meets the nutritional, educational, and social needs of students and the university community. Principles that guide the operation are designed to support the universities mission of recruiting and retaining the best and the brightest students. Bama Dining’s standards include exceeding customer expectations, employing the best people, and seeking new opportunities while ensuring environmental stewardship and performing with integrity.

Dining Dollars:  All undergraduate students enrolled in 9 credit hours or more on campus will participate in the Dining Dollars program. The Dining Dollars fee of $350 is charged to the student account automatically when the 9 credit hour criteria is met in the Fall and Spring semesters.  A $100 Dining Dollars fee is also charged during the Summer semester when undergraduate students are enrolled in 5 credit hours or more. Just like the meal plan, Dining Dollars is an account on the Action Card.

The Dining Dollars program is designed to supplement a student’s campus dining needs. The $350 Dining Dollars equals about $20.59 per week or $2.94 per day. Dining Dollars can be used at all Bama Dining locations, Shake Smart at the Rec Center, most on-campus vending machines, several food trucks regularly on campus, Domino’s, Ajian, Buffalo Phil’s, Newk’s, Papa John’s, Glory Bound, Voo Doo Wings, Swen, and Pyros Pizza.

Dining Dollars Exemption Request Form
Refund Request Form


  • 106 Student Services Center
    Box 870162
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
  • 205-348-6756

Student Financial Aid provides comprehensive information and services regarding opportunities to finance the cost of education at The University of Alabama. Financial Aid Advisors are available to meet with you concerning your options. Financial assistance available includes federal aid such as:

  • grants,
  • loans,
  • work study and
  • information about student employment.


As the state’s flagship university, The University of Alabama family has always focused on being the best. After all, we are The Capstone of Higher Education.

Founded in 1831 as the state’s first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, learn from the best and brightest faculty, and make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world. You’ll like what you find here. Become part of The University of Alabama family.

Choose The University of Alabama if you are interested in attending a university that provides a high-quality education at an affordable cost; a beautiful 1,200-acre residential campus in an all-American city; 197 degree programs; scholarship opportunities; more than 600 student organizations; and faculty and staff who genuinely care about your success.


  • Box 870399
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
  • 205-348-6676

Living on campus is the key to a great start at The University of Alabama. Residential living puts you at the heart of campus life, where you will interact with a diverse community of people.

With up to 8,400 residents on campus in 34 residence halls, we are dedicated to propelling residents to a successful transition to life on campus with the aid of our 236 resident advisors as well as our 19 graduate community directors.

It is our mission to support students’ development, learning, and engagement through intentionally designed environments, programs, and services.


Your Action Card or “ACT Card” is your official student ID for The University of Alabama!

The ACT Card is used for Bama Cash, Dining Dollars, meal plans, building access, NCAA athletic events, University recreation centers, the Student Health Center, campus entertainment events, and more!

On the card are three important accounts:

Bama Cash

Dining Dollars

Meal Plans


The Division of Student Life at The University of Alabama provides intentional programs and support services designed to maximize student learning. We know that students are constantly learning beyond the classroom, and our programs complement academic pursuits, support well-being, and promote student development.

To support student learning, we seek to provide transformative learning experiences by collaborating and partnering with academic departments, faculty, the community, and others. From living-learning communities to peer mentoring, from intramural athletics to career counseling, Student Life programs provide a variety of leadership and engagement opportunities that encourage students to explore their passions and develop their skills.


University Recreation’s facilities and programs provide the perfect places to get moving and keep an active lifestyle. Whether you want to work out solo or sweat with friends, UREC has something for everyone. The Student Recreation Center with Outdoor Pool Complex, Robert E. Witt Student Activity Center, and Aquatic Center offer unique spaces for you to either challenge yourself with something new or stick with a consistent routine. University Recreation provides contemporary and relevant opportunities for enhanced health and well-being through the engagement and participation of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. All you need is your Action Card!


  • Parking Services
    Campus Drive Parking Deck
    451 Campus Drive East
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
  • (205) 348-5471
  • (205) 348-8394


The University of Alabama offers some of the most generous scholarship opportunities in the country for qualifying students. Students admitted by December 15 have the opportunity to qualify for university merit-based and competitive scholarships in addition to external scholarships awarded.

To select scholarship recipients, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the National Alumni Association, and The University of Alabama’s Undergraduate Colleges and Schools use the scholarship application on to award competitive scholarships to freshman, transfer, and currently enrolled students. Student Financial Aid will use this information for non-need-based scholarships as well.

The process for applying for scholarships varies based on whether you are an entering freshman, transfer, or currently enrolled student. Please select your student type above for more information concerning the scholarships for which you qualify.


The Office of Information Technology (OIT) at The University of Alabama is designed to help students, faculty and staff accomplish goals using technology.  The OIT help desk can assist users with logging in, including resetting passwords.

  • 125 Gordon Palmer Hall
  • 205-348-5555 (M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm)
  • 855-474-3860 (after hours)


  • 801 Campus Drive W, 206 Student Services Center
  • Box 870134
  • (205) 348-2020

The Office of the University Registrar (OUR) is here to provide information and services to meet the needs of all members of the University of Alabama community: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents/families.  From the academic calendar to official transcripts, transfer credit to enrollment verification, commencement to room scheduling; you can find it all here.  If you need assistance, we are here to help from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Feel free to contact us.

OUR oversees the University’s policy regarding Residency for Tuition Purposes.  If you are interested in a residency change, please read the policy and follow the instructions provided.


The Capstone Center for Student Success provides a network of services to support holistic student success, including a combination of academic support services, specialized support programs, and intentional partnerships throughout UA. All services provided by the CCSS are free for currently-registered UA students.

Students may learn more about our services by browsing our web page, by visiting us in Russell Hall (3rd floor suite 300, 2nd floor – coming fall 2019) , or by calling (205) 348-7011.


  • Box 870399
  • 1-800-392-2777

Within the Division of Student Life, we combine in-class experiences with opportunities outside the classroom to provide each student with a transformative education. Whether serving in a leadership role on campus or participating in intramural sports, you can help promote involvement to your student, helping them feel and be connected to campus.

It is our goal to assist you in supporting the transition and academic success of your student. We serve as the communication link between the University and parents.


  • 3400 Ferguson Student Center
  • 205-348-5848

The Career Center partners with students as they explore possibilities, develop skills, and connect with opportunities related to their professional endeavors.

Students can seek guidance selecting a major, planning a career, developing job-search strategies, and more. Our staff welcomes opportunities to speak to classes and student organizations about career preparation, professional school planning, and services we offer, and career consultants can help assess how personal factors influence career choices.

The Career Center hosts several career fairs and utilizes Handshake, a job and internship platform, to connect students, alumni, and employers. The center also facilitates on-campus interviewing and information sessions to recruiters interested in recruiting at the Capstone.


Student employment is an integral part of the educational and professional development of UA students. Working while in college not only helps students finance their education, it also assists in developing essential job and life-long learning skills, and provides opportunities to network and connect with faculty, staff, and fellow students who can help with the transition to life at UA. The experience gained is instrumental in preparing students for the job market after graduation and beyond.

On our website students can find tools to help find a student job, while parents, supervisors and employers have access to general information for both on-campus and off-campus jobs.


The University Supply Store, also known as the SupeStore, offers course materials, Bama merchandise, graduation supplies, electronic devices, etc. in two convenient locations on campus.