A Look at the New Tutwiler Hall

A Look at the New Tutwiler Hall

Story updated July 19 with new video tour of the building

With the press of a button at 7 a.m. July 4, the former Tutwiler Hall fell to the ground after more than a half-century of service to more than 50,000 residents.


Standing alone on the southwest edge of campus is the new Tutwiler Hall, a 1,284-bed residence hall consisting of double-occupancy units with private bathrooms. Each level includes gathering spaces for residents that will provide a sense of comfort and community.

The first floor will include a 16,600-square-foot multipurpose room that also serves as a storm shelter capable of holding approximately 1,413 students, faculty and staff. The building will also feature public community spaces with TVs and whiteboards, laundry rooms on each floor, a fitness area and craft room.

A central courtyard will provide additional opportunities for residents to socialize and host events. The outdoor space will also feature a Tutwiler Promenade with personalized pavers purchased by alumni and friends.

Julia’s Market, a staple of the former residence hall, will be relocated and expanded in the new facility.

Tutwiler Hall is set to welcome first-year female residents in August.


Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, bryant.welbourne@ua.edu