Bryant Hall is comprised of two separate buildings, the first being the Paul W. Bryant Academic Center which is home to Athletic Student Services and the second the residence hall. Between them exists the dining hall which contains the Bryant Sports Grill.
The Academic Center covers 52,300 square feet and has a 48-seat computer lab equipped with brand new equipment and 25 laptop computers available for student-athletes to check out and use on team road trips. The building features 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 also several student lounges located around the premises, giving student-athletes a more relaxed place to gather and study.
Bryant Hall features suite-style living with 2-4 single bedrooms in each suite. Bryant Hall has wireless internet access throughout the building. There are laundry rooms on the 2nd and 4th floor. TV lounges and vending machines are located on each of the floors. Keys are used to access individual bedrooms, while students access their suites with their Action cards.
Originally dedicated on May 8, 1965, Bryant Hall served as the home for Crimson Tide football and men's basketball players for over three decades. Constructed for $1 million in 1963 and equipped with rooms for 136 athletes and a dining hall to feed 150, Bryant Hall was one of the finest athletic dorms in its time. Named for then athletic director and head football coach Paul W. "Bear" Bryant, it was the first building in the state of Alabama to be named for a living person. In the late 1990s, the NCAA passed legislation that did away with athletic-specific housing and dining so part of Bryant Hall was then turned into the academic center.
More information about Bryant Hall is available on the Housing Web site.