Facilities and Grounds Mission Statement

To professionally maintain a world-class campus environment by delivering the highest quality service to our campus community.

Facilities and Grounds Core Values




  • Facilities and Grounds Use Policy
  • Each applicant for an event on campus must complete a grounds use permit form. University academic or administrative departments should submit the grounds-use-permit to Facilities and Grounds.  You may contact Facilities and Grounds at 348-6777 if you need assistance. Student Organizations wishing to complete an online Student Event Planning form for coordination should visit the site http://thesource.ua.edu/event-smart.  For questions, contact Lacy Sellars or Rosalind Moore in The Office of Student Involvement: sileadership@sa.ua.edu; 205-348-6114.
  • The University has established a centralized online registration process for any University and third party groups hosting camps, activities or programs that involve minors (ages 0-19). Centralized registration of these activities will make preparing for these activities simpler and allow the University to ensure compliance requirements more efficiently. Please visit the Minors Program webpage to access tools for planning a submission or to review the policy and accompanying guide.
  • All groups using any campus grounds are subject to and must agree to the general-terms-conditions-for-grounds-use.
  • In some cases, a group using campus grounds is required to provide evidence of insurance.  To determine whether this requirement applies to you, see the Facility and Grounds Use Insurance Requirements.
  • Frequently Asked Questions concerning Grounds Use and Grounds Use Permits
  • The University of Alabama Facilities and Grounds Tree Care and Maintenance Policy states:  Having healthy trees is a top priority to keep our campus beautiful. Misuse of any and all trees is prohibited.  Examples of abuse include, but are not limited to climbing, use of ropes, wire, hammocks, slack lines, zip lines, nails, tape and signage, etc.  All these issues cause stress, scarring and, often broken branches, which can lead to disease and death of an otherwise healthy tree and therefore is prohibited.
    Tree Protection Policy
  • Lighting-Utensils-for-Campus-Vigils
  • Vehicles are not allowed on 6th or 9th Avenues and are never allowed on the Quad.
  • Grounds Use Permits should detail the location of the planned event. Below are links to two different (and printable) PDF maps to help you describe the location on you request. One map is for Quad events and the other is for other locations on campus.
  • Policy on Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Listing of approved caterers
Donna McCray, Sr. Director of Facilities Operations and Grounds Use Permits

Justin Miles, Grounds Use Permits Coordinator
Hillary Foy, Grounds Use Permits Coordinator

For correspondence concerning Grounds Use permits, please email groundspermits@fa.ua.edu or call 348-6777.