College life as a student at UAB has been the best year of my life and I cannot wait to see what the rest of my time here proves me, however, this life is not for just anyone. Do not step foot in BHM if you cannot handle these 10 things:
1. The colors
Green and Gold. As a natural redhead, I sure do enjoy seeing these colors parading around campus like a green and gold mutated flood. However, if you cannot deal with these gorgeous and unique colors, then you're just not cut out to be a blazer.
2. We just got our football program back after having it revoked in early 2014
So if you cannot handle overly-excited football players, crazy fans, pretty
3. The first two weeks of school, there is food literally everywhere, and I really do mean EVERYWHERE!!
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From food trucks, to Steel City Pops stands, to some random strangers wearing a UAB shirt just handing you a blue cup of tea that changes colors when it's hot and cold, UAB always has your appetite and thirst under control. Soooo, if you don't want to pig-out or drink those hot summer days walking to class away, then stay away.
4. UAB has AWESOME Greek Life Chapters that you can rush.
The College Panhellenic Council Sororities include: Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Sigma Kappa and the newest one, Kappa Delta!
The Interfraternity Council Fraternities include: Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Sigma Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Chi, and Phi Gamma Delta!
There are also various historically African American sororities and fraternities to choose from and there's also Multi-cultural sororities and fraternities here, too!
If you can't deal with so many awesome things to chose from then maybe you shouldn't apply nor transfer here!
5. UAB is EXTREMELY welcoming and diverse when it comes to their students.
In 2009, UAB was ranked number 3 in the nation for
Plus, everybody here is so nice and different and you definitely get a good variety of people from around the world anywhere you go on campus.
If you are a homebody or a recluse, then stay home because it's not even worth it if you try to come here because you just wouldn't understand us.
6. We have a $35 million dollar Student Center that we all call "The Hill" where you can have or do anything that your little heart desires.
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There's a Starbucks, a Panera Bread, a Full Moon Barbeque and a little Chinese joint called Mein Bowl where you can divulge all of your crazy cravings in this one building. Also, there is a game room, study rooms, comfy chairs and ballrooms where various organizations host free social events. And guess what? There's always free food and drinks there, too.
So once, again, you can't handle putting on a few pounds or the costly price you pay from drinking 4 straight shots of espresso every day during finals week, then you shouldn't even be able to look at the Hill.
7. We have this huge, magical place where you can relax in between classes or just hangout any time of the week. This place is called the Green.
The green is so vast and... well, green. There are countless trees you can hook your Eno up to, huge groups of people who gather to throw frisbees or catch footballs that you can ask to join and these crazy, sun-addicted girls who just can't seem to stop tanning, and I am sure that they won't care if you lay in the rays with them. Who can go wrong walking to the Green?
8. One word... well, two actually: the REC.
We have this outstanding, breathtaking gym and campus recreation center that we call the Rec. It has an indoor track, a two-level gym that has multiple, extremely expensive workout machines and weights, a gigantic indoor pool that has, yes ma'am, a HOT TUB, dance and yoga classes, ping-pong tables, basketball courts and so much more!
I can't tell you everything it has because maybe you don't belong
9. Two Libraries that will become your very best friends: Mervyn H. Sterne and Lister Hill Libraries
Unless you are in a pre-professional program at UAB or are or will be enrolled
Sterne Library is my right-hand man. But is he yours? Oh wait, you wouldn't know. Because you don't go here because you're scared or maybe you're too obsessed with Auburn or Florida or Alabama. Well, let me just tell you. Nope, just read the last reason after this one.
10. The logo says it all: Knowledge that will change your world.
UAB has most definitely helped mature me A LOT in the past year. I know one year is not a whole lot, but man, I really do see a big difference in the "me" that I was after I graduated high school
During UAB Goin' Green New Student Orientation, I was taught a chant that I will forever hold dear to my heart, "A Blazer is what a tiger ain't, what the Tide wanna be and what a Gator can't!"
(p.s., I won't reveal much more because you aren't worthy just yet. you have to decide to go here first)
Oh, and #spitfire #chooseUAB #UAB20 #goblazers :)