Paul W. Bryant Hall - Academic Center - Bryant Sports Grille
Since opening in 1965, Bryant Hall has been a part of many historic events in the life of University of Alabama athletics. In 2005, the venerable building was transformed into the Crimson Tide’s Academic Center. The renovation converted Bryant Hall into a state-of-the-art academic facility covering 52,300 square feet and featuring the most modern technology to benefit all UA student-athletes.
Formally re-dedicated on April 22, 2005, The Bill Battle Academic Center serves as a full-service academic facility and the home for the Center for Athletic Student Services (CASS) staff. Bryant Hall boasts the 48-seat Patterson Family Computer Center as well as math, English and writing labs along with 40 individual study rooms. A pair of 50-seat classrooms and a 140-seat lecture hall are also available.
There are 16 information stations throughout the building that can provide student-athletes with news about tutorials, study sessions and practice schedules. There are several student lounges, giving student-athletes a more relaxed place to gather and study.
Connected to Bryant Hall is Bryant Sports Grille which includes The Bryant Bistro, a full-scale coffee cafe featuring Starbucks Coffee, espresso and smoothies. The bistro also offers pastries & Einstein Brothers Bagels and gourmet desserts. With sports-themed pictures adorning the walls and flat-screen televisions keeping everyone up-to-date on the latest sporting events, Bryant Sports Grille is a social hub as much as a dining hall.
The Crimson Tide Academic Hall of Fame, located in the Academic Center lobby, features plaques recognizing all Alabama’s Academic All-Americans beautifully housed and displayed in the entry area.
The latest enhancement to the Bill Battle Academic Center came in the 2013-14 academic year, when the Susan & Gaylon McCollough A-Club Career and Leadership Development Center opened. The center, located on the second floor of Bryant Hall, is a place where Alabama student-athletes can hone the skills necessary to take the next step in their lives. The center and its staff help student-athletes learn everything from creating a resume to utilizing social media in a professional way to how to interview and network effectively.