Finding Your Church Home Away From Home

Noah Walters Experience, Faith

When I first moved on campus at the University of Mobile, I had no idea where I would attend church. My dad is a pastor, so I never had to look for a church before, because I always had one. So I had no idea where to begin. Fortunately for me and students at the University of Mobile, this school …

5 Things to Know When Going from Homeschool to College

Hailey Morgan Experience, Learning

Coming to college after being homeschooled since fifth grade was a big deal for me. When coming to the University of Mobile, I was anxious to see if my unique method of education would be enough to prepare me for college life. I was extremely excited to discover that there were certain aspects of my homeschooler background that had made …

5 Reasons I Love Being a Residential Assistant

Jonathan Harding Experience, Student Life

This is my second year being a Residential Assistant at the University of Mobile, and I love being part of building community on campus. A Residential Assistant is a student that lives at the front of a hall and works to get their students involved in events and student life. We make sure the rules of the university are being …

8 Best Free Apps for College

Heath Vester Experience, Student Life

If you’re not prepared, college can be difficult. There are so many things competing for your attention. As a graphic design student at the University of Mobile, I remember trying to manage working part-time, having a social life, and making sure all my school work was completed on time. It can all be a little overwhelming. Luckily for you, we …

5 Things You Will Need For Your Dorm

Amber Kelley Experience, Student Life

Moving into a dorm for the first time can be super stressful. You will feel like you’re not going to bring the right things or like you’re going to bring the wrong things. I have thought through 5 items that I used habitually in my dorm throughout my four years at the University of Mobile. These things were VITAL! 1. …

Why Marine Science?

Kathryn Gray Experience, Learning, Sciences

Everyone majoring in Marine Science at the University of Mobile is required to spend a summer at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab taking classes specific to our field. This is an incredible program that allows marine biology students at every school in Alabama to spend hands-on time in the field getting in-depth knowledge on all kinds of ocean-related topics. Two …

Worship at Cinque Terre in Italy

Amber Kelley Experience, Faith

Scripture speaks of creation worshiping God – mountains, rocks, animals. Sometimes God brings us to places He has uniquely created and He gives us the opportunity to worship with creation, to worship Him for creation – and sometimes that place happens to be in Italy.  University of Mobile senior Adam Olszewski tells how this happened during Youth Hostel Missions, the …

23 Hours and a Conversation Later

Amber Kelley Experience, Faith

While traveling internationally, it’s easy to get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of things that we forget there are people who are passing us, sitting next to us and even talking to us. If we are lucky, we open our eyes and see a soul, a person that God has called us to reach. University of Mobile …

Cloudy Day in Switzerland Sends Clear Message

Amber Kelley Experience, Faith

  Living on the Alabama coast, you get to see the beauty of God’s hand controlling gulf waters while the waves crash along the beach – but every once in a while, you get to travel across the big ocean and see God’s powerful, creating hand in places you never thought possible. University of Mobile graduating senior Josiah Pruett experienced …

Tips for Academic Success

Amber Kelley Alumni, Experience, Learning

College is one of the best times of your life. You learn more about yourself, the world around you, and others. It is a time of discovery all around. But you cannot learn without studying. There are many strategies related to studying, and University of Mobile students can learn about them in Freshman Seminar classes and through the Student Success …