University of Mobile Announces New Spring Semester 2021 Dates

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MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile announces new dates for Spring Semester 2021 that extend the holiday break between semesters. Classes will start a week later on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The later start date will allow more time to pass between the major holiday season and when students return to campus. The period including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s is predicted to have a high potential for spikes in COVID-19 infections. The last day for on-ground classes for Fall Semester 2020 is Tuesday, Nov. 24, with final exams given online Nov. 30 through Dec. 3.

The revised Spring Semester 2021 academic calendar includes the two-day President’s Holiday on Feb. 15-16 and Good Friday holiday on April 2, when the university is closed. There will be no spring break, and classes will be in session March 8-12. Graduation will be held as previously scheduled on Saturday, May 8, at 10 a.m. on the Great Commission Lawn on campus.

All other dates including exams, last day of classes and graduation remain the same. Following is the full revised academic calendar for Spring Semester 2021, also found online at umobile.edu/coronavirus:

Revised Academic Calendar for SPRING 2021

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – Faculty report back to campus
  • Monday, January 18, 2021 – Martin Luther King Day (UM Closed)
  • First day of traditional Term 1 – Tuesday, January 19, 2021
  • Last day of traditional Term 1 – Thursday, May 6, 2021
  • Monday and Tuesday, February 15 and 16, 2021 – Holidays (UM Closed)
  • Remove Spring Break –Monday, March 8 through Friday, March 12, 2021  (ALL classes in session)
  • Friday, April 2, 2021 – Good Friday (UM Closed)
  • Final Exams for Term 1 – Monday, May 3 through Thursday, May 6, 2021
  • 1st 8-week term (Term 2) Tuesday, January 19 – Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • 2nd 8-week term (Term 3) Monday, March 15 – Thursday, May 6, 2021
  • 1st 6-week term (NU Term 4)  Tuesday, January 19 – Friday, February 26, 2021
  • 2nd 4-week term (NU Term 5) Monday, March 1 – Friday, March 26, 2021
  • 3rd 6-week term (NU Term 6) Monday, March 29 – Thursday, May 6, 2021
  • All graduating senior grades due – Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2 pm
  • Graduation is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10 am
  • All other final grades are due – Monday, May 10, 2021 at 2 pm

About the University of Mobile

The 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. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the 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.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author
Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.