The Highlands

The Highlands offers residents a fully furnished apartment equipped with its own private kitchen. The hall is located near on-campus dining options like Presidential Terrace, Lakeside Dining and Lakeside Market. The community’s activity center provides residents with a community room and laundry room. Students are responsible for providing their own trash receptacles, cookware, eating utensils, toilet paper and cleaning supplies. For more details, review the specifications section below. Highlands may house freshmen and upperclass students.

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Floor Plans

Typical Unit


North campus


Dunkin Donuts
Fruited Smoothies
Lakeside Dining
Presidential Terrace Deli
Presidential Terrace Market

24-Hour Area Desk

Located in Presidential I

Bus Route Access

Nearest pick up in front of the Witt Activity Center

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Break Schedule

Open: Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks


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Highlands Map

145 Hackberry Lane
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Note: Mail is not delivered to this address. Send all mail to the Campus Mail Service Center.

Driving directions may be altered during Move-In, so please follow any driving instructions sent to your Crimson email.


Specifications are for typical units. Individual rooms may vary.

Hanging Items on Walls

For this building, only use nails or push pins for hanging items (max 10).

Wallpaper, peel and stick wallpaper, mounting televisions, LED light strips and screw anchors are not permitted. Students are liable for any damages caused by unapproved hanging methods.


  • Approx. room dimensions: 10’W x 10’L
  • Furniture provided for each resident:
    • Standard twin bed and mattress (36”W x 75”L), adjustable height up to 31” max from floor (bed rails available)
    • Desk
    • Desk chair
  • Approx. window dimensions: 31”W x 54 1/2”H, mini blinds provided
  • Vinyl flooring


  • One bath, one shower, two toilets and three sinks
  • Shower curtain liners provided

Living Room

  • Approx. room dimensions: 10’W x 11’L
  • Furniture shared by all residents:
    • 1 modular sofa (4 pieces)
    • 1 coffee table
    • 1 end table
  • Approx. window dimension: 61”W x 54 3/8”H, mini blinds provided
  • Vinyl flooring


  • Refrigerator, electric stove, dishwasher
  • Microwave not provided
  • Kitchen table with chairs

Housing Application

Housing Applications open each year in October for incoming freshman and January for returning students. For more information, see our application page.

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Mike Collins

Mike Collins

Area Coordinator

Trey Gooden

Trey Gooden

Community Director