Sign up for sentinel testing – Sept. 14


Sign up for Sentinel Testing 

The University is moving to the COVID-19 sentinel testing phase of the campus health and safety plan. To participate, go to now to set up an account. Use your myBama username email address to create your account. Answer some basic questions and verify your email. Once your account is created, you are all done for now.

Sentinel testing is required for students:

  • living on campus,
  • participating in intramural athletics, registered student organizations that hold in-person meetings of 10 or more, or
  •  who have clinical activities and will be on campus during the semester.

You do not need to set up an account if you are learning or working exclusively online, and it is unlikely you will be coming to campus for any reason.

For-cause Testing Begins in Residence Halls 

Free for-cause testing is conducted on-site for those in a shared location, such as a Greek house, residence hall floor, student group or classroom. It can be associated with an increase in positive test results, but it is also a valuable monitoring tool in preventing outbreaks.

myBama Maintenance Sept. 19 

On Saturday, Sept. 19, myBama will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. for scheduled database maintenance. Banner, Blackboard, DegreeWorks and other applications will remain available. More information is available on the OIT Status Page.

New Classes of Crimson Startup Open

Crimson Startup is a six-week National Science Foundation I-Corps site program designed to help entrepreneurs develop tools needed for a successful startup business. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to join the program during this year’s virtual classes that begin Sept. 18. Register on the I-Corps website or email Dr. Ying Qin.

Do Your Part to  STOMP COVID-19
S – Sanitize your hands frequently.
T – Track your symptoms daily.
O – Observe social distancing.
M – Mask up when indoors or near others.
P – Plan to stay home when sick.


Dean’s List Students Named for UA Summer 2020 Term

Virtual Learning Spaces Available

More Student News

Information on COVID-19 and campus operations is being updated frequently. For more FAQs, go to UA’s healthinfo website. If you have questions not answered on the website, please call UA’s COVID-19 hotline at 205-348-CV19 (2819).