Focus Fridays

We are intentional about creating academic and student life experiences that build community in a way no other college does, through Focus Fridays. Our unique approach to learning means you go to classes Mondays through Thursdays, immersing yourself in academic programs that stretch your mind. On Fridays, you focus on enriching academic opportunities and amazing student life experiences.


Focus Fridays are your time to refresh, renew and reinvigorate.


Your Focus Fridays can include internships, field experiences, academic clubs and honor societies. You may volunteer in the community with faculty, building mentoring relationships while you build a Habitat for Humanity home. It’s your day to pursue your interests and have new experiences, like kayaking on Mobile Bay, traveling to inner cities across the U.S. for missions, or working on an in-depth study project in your field. Focus Fridays give you the time you need in college to explore your professional calling, volunteer and impact a community, grow spiritually and deepen your faith, develop friendships and share experiences.

List of Events

Listed below are Spring 2017 events available to current students – Focus Friday and weekend events in bold.


To see full calendar with times and locations, click here.



17: True Spin

18: Chapel: Chase Alford – Director of University Ministries; University of Mobile Alum

19: W’s Basketball Home

20: University Serve Day: Feed The Gulf Coast & Light Of The Village

20: CAB @ Eastern Shore Laser Tag & Bowling

21: Crush The Crusaders Tailgate

21: W’s Basketball Home

21: M’s Basketball Home

25: Chapel: Chris Bell – Lead Pastor of 3Circle Church, Fairhope, AL; University of Mobile Alum

25: Athlete Community Night

26: W’s Basketball Home

26: M’s Basketball Home

27: Intramural Field Day

28: W’s Basketball Home

28: M’s Basketball Home



1: Chapel: Danny Akin – President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

3: Visit Day

3: Baseball Home

3: CAB Bonfire & Outdoor Movie

4: Intramural 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney

4: Baseball Home

4: Miss UM

7: W’s Basketball Home

7: M’s Basketball Home

8: Chapel: Tim Anderson – Senior Pastor of Clements Baptist Church, Athens, AL

9: Intramural Softball Tourney

10: Intramural Softball Tourney

10: Scholars Weekend

11: Scholars Weekend

11: Intramural Softball Tourney

11: Baseball Home

11 W’s Basketball Home

14: Baseball Home

14: True Spin

15: Chapel: Kate Yates – College & Youth Director, Open Doors USA

17 CM Urban Plunge

17: Baseball Home

18: CM Urban Plunge

18: W’s Basketball Home

18: Baseball Home

18: M’s Basketball Home

19 CM Urban Plunge

20 Softball Home

20: W’s Basketball Home

20: M’s Basketball Home

21: Baseball at Home

21: CPA Night of the Classical Masters

22: Chapel: Dr. Chris McCaghren – Vice President for Academic Affairs

22: Athletic Ministry Bonfire

23: Intramural Kickball Tourney

24: Intramural Kickball Tourney

24: Baseball Home

25: Baseball Home

26: Softball Home



1: Chapel: Johnny Hunt – Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Woodstock, GA

1: Softball Home

3: Visit Day

3: Baseball Home

3: Softball Gulf Coast Invitational Student Bus Trip

3: CAB Dinner at The Gulf

4: University Serve Day: Salvation Army

4: Softball Gulf Coast Invitational

4: Baseball Home

5: Softball Gulf Coast Invitational

7: Baseball Home

7: True Spin

8: Chapel: Dr. Timothy Smith – President, University of Mobile

10: CM Spring Bridge Trip (until 16th)

10: CM Spring Bridge Trip (until 16th)

10: Baseball Home

11: Baseball Home

14: Baseball Home

17: YHM Training (Spring Break)

17: Baseball Home

18: Baseball Home

18: Softball Home (Spring Break)

19: Softball Home (Spring Break)

21: Pool Spring Grand Opening

21: Baseball Home

22: Chapel: D.A. Horton – Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, CA & Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI)

22: Athlete Community Night

24: President’s Inauguration

24: Baseball Home

24: CAB Spring Formal

24: Softball Home

25: Softball Home

25: Baseball Home

25: CPA UM Jazz Band Concert

28: Softball Home

28: Baseball Home

29: Chapel: Brad Hobbs – Campus Pastor, Redemption Church West Mobile, Mobile, AL; University of Mobile Alum

31: CM Girls Weekend

31: CM Guys Weekend



1 CM Girls Weekend

1: CM Guys Weekend

2: CM Girls Weekend

2: CM Guys Weekend

4: True Spin

5: Chapel: Kevin Wilburn – Vice President for Advancement; University of Mobile Alum

6: Intramural Sand Volleyball Tournament

7: Intramural Sand Volleyball Tournament

7: University Serve Day

7: Softball Home

7: CAB Easter Egg Hunt

8: CPA Savior

9: CPA Savior

12: Chapel: Dr. Rick Lance – Executive Director of the State Board of Missions and Treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention

14: Good Friday

18: Softball Home

19: Chapel: Dr. Jay Robertson – Assistant Professor of Christian Studies, Lead Pastor of Crawford Baptist Church, Semmes, AL

19: Athlete Community Night

20: SS Halfway To Graduation

21: SL Spring Leadership Retreat

22: CPA UM Musical: The Secret Garden

23: CPA UM Musical: The Secret Garden

26: Chapel: Neal Ledbetter – Vice President for Student Life

27: Intramural Spikeball Tournament

28: Intramural Spikeball Tournament

28: CAB Poolside Crawfish Boil

28: Intramural Putt Putt Masters

29: CAB Covers 31

30: CPA Spring Spectacular



3: Chapel: Awards and Commissioning

4: Final Exams

17-June 5: Youth Hostel Missions

UM Student Discounts

Many local restaurants and attractions offer discounts specifically for UM students – just show your campus ID!


Area Golf Courses Attractions/Businesses Restaurant Discounts

(Friday Only)

Azalea City Golf Course (After 12PM)

18 holes w/o golf cart

w/o $12

with golf cart $30

Quarterly membership – $200

The Exploreum

w/student id $10.50

IMAX Bundle $15

w/student id

Momma G’s

(Saraland Location Only-$1 nachos with purchase of sandwich and drink)

Isle Dauphine Golf Course

18 holes with golf cart $30

Blakely State Park $1 off park entrée

w/ student id

Mars Hill Café’

15% w/ student id

Pensacola Ice Flyers

$10 w/student id

Marble Slab

Great American Cookie

10% w/ student id

(Saraland only)

Lazer Zone
Fridays from 12 – 3 pm students pay $5 per single session or $10 all you can play
Island Wing Company

15% w/student id

5 Rivers Delta Safari’s
Students us coupon code UMFOCUSFRI for 25% off any tour and canoe/kayak rentals. Reservations are required and can be reserved at or call 251-272-4088 and present your ID at time of rental
Buffalo Wild Wings

10% w/student id

Bebo’s Car Wash

20% discount for faculty, staff, and students (not available on Wednesdays OR after 5pm each day)

-At the wash pay station you will select your wash
-continue to the pay screen
-on the pay screen click the “enter code” button
-type code: 1234 and hit enter

Dippin Dots

10% w/student id

$1 off on Fridays


10% w/student id



RELAX – you are only an hour from the beach!


Additionally, there are plenty of other exciting things you can do right here in town! Gulf Coast Duck Boat Tours of the Mobile Bay, Disc Golf, Kayaking, regional and national bands in concert, tour Bellingrath Gardens, try Breakout Mobile, and more!


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Student Life Staff

neal ledbetterNeal Ledbetter

Vice President of Student Life and Title IX Coordinator
251.442.2429 |

Greg-JohnsonGreg Johnson

Director of Residential Life
For more information on residential facilities and housing placement please contact:
251.442.2269 |

Chase Alford

Director of University Ministries
For more information on university ministries and chapel please contact:
251.442.2202 |

Allie Ratcliff

Director of Student Experience
For more information on visit days, new student orientation and student life events please contact:
251.442.2485 |

kalia jones headshotKalia Jones

Student Life Coordinator for Athletic Ministry and Faulkner Hall
For more information on ministry to athletes and Faulkner Hall please contact:
251.442.2656 |

Billy Musgrove

Student Life Coordinator for Avery Woods Cottages
For more information on Avery Woods Cottages please contact:
251.442.2419 |

Dakota Cantrell

Student Life Coordinator for First Year Experience and Arendall Hall
For more information on freshman seminar and Arendall Hall placement please contact:
251.442.2675 |

zach gaines headshotZach Gaines

Student Life Coordinator for Intramurals and the Parks
For more information on intramural athletics and the Parks please contact:
251.442.2311 |

Hannah Stokes

Student Life Coordinator for Campus Ministries and Ingram Hall
For more information on local service projects and missions please contact:
251.442.2562 |

Jeffrey CavinessJeffrey Caviness

Student Life Coordinator for Samford Hall
For more information on student ID’s, email, and Samford Hall please contact:
251.442.2483 |

Kris McAuley

Student Life Coordinator for The Timbers
Director of Game Day Promotion and the Timbers – For more information on UM athletic game day activities and the Timbers please contact:
251.442.2814 |