Tips for Living with Your College Roommate

Amber Kelley Experience

Random Roommate. These two words can be frightening to both students and parents. Honestly, what Forrest Gump’s mom said is very fitting about the random roommate selection. “Life’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” When I came to University of Mobile, I was four hours away from home and I knew no one. A …

What College Transfer Students Need to Know

Nathan Collier Experience, Learning

Let’s face it – the world of transferring to another college can be a bit of a whirlwind. In one hand, you are balancing the final processes from your most recent academic institution. In a second hand, you are balancing next step conversations with a future academic institution. While in another hand, you are balancing your everyday responsibilities – social life, …

How University of Mobile Changed Me

Baylee Gaughf Experience

It’s funny how you sit down on a bench in front of Weaver Hall one day and think about your time at University of Mobile and how it has changed you. I can see my graduation ceremony and my potential as a University of Mobile graduate coming faster than a freight train on a railroad track. It’s crazy that my …

5 Secrets to Success for Student Athletes

Baylee Gaughf Experience

The term “student athlete” is not just an athlete who attends classes because they have to. They are students who deal with adversity consistently due to his or her successes in the sport they play in, while trying to be academically successful as well. As a student athlete throughout my time in high school and in college at University of …

Focus Friday Plan: A Friday in Fairhope and Dinner in North Mobile

Amber Kelley Experience

Some of the best things about attending University of Mobile are the surrounding cities, and easy access to all they have to offer. One of those beautiful cities is Fairhope! This city is known for the beautiful pier on Mobile Bay and the downtown that is perfect for a stroll, so much that they have appeared in Netflix movies! Even …

Serve the Community, Glorify God

Laiken Gendregske Experience

As a student at University of Mobile, you have many opportunities to serve the city around you. One ministry that isn’t far from UM is Light of the Village (LOV.) Light of the Village is a front-line, hands-on Christian ministry designed to share Christ’s message of faith, hope and love to the inner city. Many UM students find themselves here, …

Focus Friday Plan: A Day in the Park and Downtown

Amber Kelley Experience

Fridays are important here at University of Mobile because we get Fridays off! We love our Focus Fridays! For the month of April, I am making potential schedules of how you can spend your Focus Friday. Current students, you can use this right now! Potential students, this is how you COULD be using your Fridays if you choose UM. This …

Becoming Family, Building Community at University of Mobile

Rachael Counselman Experience

It takes a village. This is often the phrase many think of when reflecting on the lives of children. However, a village is comprised of more than children.  It consists of brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers; it is a community.  It becomes a home to those who abide there permanently or those travelers passing through on a journey to the next …

Focus Friday Plan: Morning Serve, Evening Movie

Amber Kelley Experience

I am a student at University of Mobile, and I love Focus Fridays! What is Focus Friday all about? Find out more details in my latest blog at umobile.edu/fridayblog. If you are a current UM student, you know all about Focus Fridays. But maybe you don’t have anything special planned for Friday, April 5. That is why I have done …

Focus Fridays Make College Better

Amber Kelley Experience

Did you know that there are many studies about how a 4-day work week is beneficial for people’s productivity and happiness? For real, google it – it’s all over the internet. People everywhere are desiring the benefits of 4-day work weeks. University of Mobile provides Focus Friday for students, faculty and staff, which means that we have Fridays off of …