Plus May events, Interim classes and a special ACT Card

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May 3, 2023 Read Time: 3 min.

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📣 No UA Alerts Test in May 

So as not to disturb final exams, the University will not conduct a test of UA Alerts or the public address system Wednesday, May 3. The Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency will test its outdoor sirens at noon. 

📣 University Boulevard Graduation Weekend Safety Precautions

Vehicle traffic will be restricted Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, on University Boulevard between Wallace Wade Avenue and Campus Drive West and the portion of Campus Drive West between Publix and University Boulevard around 9 each night.

  • Motorists traveling to downtown are encouraged to use 15th Street, Bryant Drive or Jack Warner Parkway.

Don’t Wait — Apply for Graduation 

Summer 2023 graduation application deadline is June 2.

🔔 Student Parking May 8-Aug. 5

Between May 8 and Aug. 5, commuter permits will be valid in all commuter zone surface lots. No additional deck access will be granted for commuter permit holders. Reserve permits will be valid in the designated reserve lot/deck, all commuter zones and the perimeter zone. Perimeter permits and residential permits will not change.

📣 New Education Dean Search Opens 

The College of Education has launched a search for its next dean. See search committee members and more details.


Stuart Bell at lectern during commencement


May 5-7

Celebrate the class of 2023!

Event details



👉 Don’t Dump It, Donate It!

While moving out, clear your clutter sustainably and help the community. 

  • SGA has boxes in each residence hall lobby where you can donate specific items to Tuscaloosa-area charities.  
  • Give-N-Go U-Haul trailers provided by Housing and Residential Communities are in front of or near each residence hall through May 13 to collect items to donate to area United Way partners. Students living off campus are welcome to put items in the bins.  
  • See SGA’s Facebook and Instagram to learn more. 

👉 Commemorative ACT Card for Graduating Seniors 

Graduating seniors can now purchase physical ACT Cards as a memento of their time at the Capstone. The commemorative ACT Card cannot be used as an official form of identification or for ACT Card services.  

📣 Diversity Programming Highlights for May 

Visit the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website to see celebrations, programs and events for May, including recognition of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 

📅 Graduate Students: Renew Books by June 1

University Libraries circulation policy requires graduate students to renew all books before June 1. Direct questions or concerns to the listed staff members for each library.

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Stay Afloat: Tips for Water Safety

Whether you’re planning on swimming or just being around water you need to consider safety first.

More water safety advice


young women graduates wave and smile

Some 5,885 degrees will be awarded during ceremonies.

elephant topiary

You don’t have to go far to find things to do this month.

class meeting on the U A Quad

These aren’t your usual subjects.



Class of 2023 Send-Off with Doff Procter 

A tribute to the soon-to-be graduates from the voice of UA commencement. 

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference

See a quick recap of last month's URCA event.

The earliest U A diplomas were written in Latin.

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