University of Mobile ‘Homecoming: Family Day’ Set for Oct. 29 with Fireworks, Carnival Theme

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Cheer on UM Soccer & Volleyball, Attend President’s Reception

MOBILE, Ala. – Fireworks will light the sky Oct. 29 for “Homecoming: Family Day” at University of Mobile, a carnival-themed celebration for alumni, faculty and staff, students and their families. The day also includes an alumni baseball game featuring former Rams players, and the 15-year reunion of the 2001 World Series participating team.

Homecoming: Family Day will be held at The Jungle soccer field on campus beginning at 4 p.m. Activities for alumni, faculty and staff, students and families include inflatables, face-painting, human foosball, a 35-foot obstacle course. bungee cord races, rock wall and more. A college football tent with big-screen televisions will give football fans an opportunity to keep tabs on their favorite teams

Events include a President’s Reception at 4 p.m. for alumni and parents of current students. A soccer pre-game tailgate begins at 4:30 p.m., along with women’s soccer senior recognition, then the women compete against William Carey University at 5 p.m. Men’s soccer senior recognition will be held at 7:30 p.m., then the men will take on William Carey.

The university’s new fight song will be performed for the first time in public by RamCorps brass and percussion group. The song was composed by UM Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Steve Dunn.

A carnival-themed meal is $6 at the event for alumni, families and parents, and is free to UM students with a student I.D.

Former Rams baseball players are invited to the annual alumni baseball reunion, home run derby and game on Oct. 29. The event begins with dinner at 5 p.m., a home run derby at 5:30 p.m., and alumni game with current players at 6 p.m. Cost for the alumni baseball reunion is $35 and can be paid online at

Alumni, students and their families can get an early start on the celebration Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Pharr Gym, when UM volleyball plays College of Coastal Georgia. UM volleyball will take to the court again on Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. against Middle Georgia State University.


For a detailed schedule and to RSVP for Homecoming: Family Day, or to register and pay for the annual alumni baseball reunion, visit For more information, contact UM Student Life at 251.442.2429.


About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

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Trey Taulbee

Trey Taulbee

Trey oversees all facets of the university’s creative process, including photo, video, design, print and digital media. He received his Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM and his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University. Prior to his current role, Trey worked in enrollment services and student life. Additionally, Trey co-owns a photography business with his wife, Michelle, specializing in wedding and portrait photography. He lives on Alabama’s eastern shore with Michelle, son, Jack and dogs Cammie & Malone.

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