Message From the President

The health and safety of the University of Mobile family is the highest priority. I want to thank you for your diligence in adhering to our safety protocol thus far in the semester. As a result, our COVID cases have dropped dramatically. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and make adjustments as needed to follow appropriate health and safety protocols.

Effective Oct. 1, 2021, University of Mobile COVID-19 policies and procedures have been updated as follows:

  1. Masks are preferred but not required on campus and at UM events.

  2. Faculty have the right to require masks in their classrooms if proper social distancing cannot be maintained.

  3. Masks are required during university-related group travel in buses, cars and vans.

Please Note: The overwhelming majority of COVID hospitalizations continue to be among unvaccinated individuals. The Alabama Department of Public Health strongly recommends that all education workers and age-eligible students be vaccinated. The University of Mobile does not require COVID-19 vaccination for students or employees. However, I continue to encourage you to consult with your personal physician and make an informed choice about getting the vaccination. Faculty and students participating in clinicals, student teaching or other internships should be aware that the business/organization sponsoring the experiential learning may have requirements for participants regarding vaccinations, masking and social distancing.

Dr. Lonnie Burnett