An Update from UM President Dr. Lonnie Burnett | April 14, 2020

Due to the continued uncertainty concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, the Spring 2020 University of Mobile Commencement Service will be moved to Saturday, Dec 12, 2020.  This service will honor all 2020 graduates from both the spring and fall semesters.  The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held on the university lawn. 

Spring graduates will receive their diplomas via certified U.S. mail upon the completion of all graduation requirements.  Graduating seniors should have received an email directly from Herff Jones regarding ordered regalia.  You will be given an option to keep the cap and gown or return it for a refund.  It is my hope that all of our spring graduates will return in December to let us honor them.  All subject and area awards that were to be awarded in May, including the Weaver Awards, will be presented in December. I promise a graduation weekend that you will not forget!

Please know that this action is taken based on the best information I have available and the decision is made, like all decisions, with the health and safety of our students and employees in mind. I am very appreciative of the way you have all handled this difficult situation.  I am also proud that you will all soon represent this institution around the world, and I am excited to see how God is going to use you as you fulfill HIS purpose.

Go Rams!
Dr. Lonnie A. Burnett
President, University of Mobile