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Fall Holiday Schedule and Travel Arrangements

The University of Alabama Parent & Family Programs

November 23, 2016Classes Dismissed – Thanksgiving (UA offices open for normal business hours)
November 24–25, 2016Classes Dismissed – Thanksgiving Holidays (UA offices closed)
November 28, 2016Classes resume
December 2, 2016Classes end
December 5-9, 2016Final exams
December 10, 2016Commencement
December 10, 2016Residence halls will close for winter break at 10 a.m. CST. Students do not need to remove all of their belongings if they will be returning to UA for spring semester.
December 22, 2016–January 3, 2017University closed for Holiday Break
January 4, 2017 University re-opens
January 8, 2017Winter Break Re-opening @ 8:00 a.m. CST
January 11, 2017Spring semester classes begin


Holiday Travel Arrangements

As our students prepare to head home for the holidays, we wanted to provide our parents and families with some helpful information regarding long distance and out of state travel. From Tuscaloosa, there are several transit options available for your students.

Travel by bus:

The local Greyhound bus station is located approximately 5.5 miles south of campus on Highway 82 E. Directions to the bus station can be found here. Station information can be found here. The contact phone number for the local station is 205-758-6651.

Travel by Amtrak:

The local Amtrak station is located approximately 2 miles from campus near the intersection of Greensboro Ave. and Hargrove Rd. For directions to the station, please follow this link. Reservations can be made here or by calling 1-800-872-6651 for travel to all Amtrak service locations.

Travel by plane:

If you will be traveling home by plane for the holidays, the University offers a shuttle service to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport for holiday travel. For reservation information and a schedule of shuttles leaving from campus click here. If you are traveling outside of the available shuttle dates, additional transportation options are also available.

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