University of Mobile Homecoming & Family Weekend Set for Oct. 25-26

Kathy Dean News

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile welcomes alumni, students, family and friends to campus Oct. 25-26 for Homecoming & Family Weekend. The celebration includes a fall festival, soccer games, glow run and more.

Festivities begin on Friday, Oct. 25 with Project Serve, a university-wide day of service. Alumni are invited to participate as more than 1,300 UM students, faculty and staff take a day away from work and school to volunteer at over 30 locations across the Mobile area. Alumni interested in participating in Project Serve may contact Allie Ratcliff, director of alumni programs, at or call the alumni office at 251.442.2226.

A Glow Run 5K and Fun Run starts with registration at 7 p.m. Friday in front of Weaver Hall. The race begins at 7:30 p.m. Runners may designate proceeds from the run to a department on campus. Entry fees for those who pre-register before race day are $20 for the general public, $15 for alumni, and $10 for students and staff. Day-of registration is $25 for the public, $20 for alumni, and $15 for students and staff. Pre-register at

A full afternoon of events begins Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. with a fall festival and women’s soccer at The Jungle, UM’s soccer field. Men’s soccer begins at 4 p.m. Both teams will play Faulkner University. Admission to the soccer games is $5, and free for children ages 4 and under.

The fall festival includes outdoor games, a 52-foot inflatable obstacle course, photo booth, face painting, and festival food such as chicken on a stick, popcorn and apple cider. UM alumni Morgan Cleveland and her brother, current UM student Matthew Cleveland, will sing and perform at the festival.

The homecoming schedule and glow run registration is at


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 or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author

Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean is assistant vice president for university communications and has helped tell the University of Mobile story since 1993. She is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Her husband and daughter are UM graduates. She loves playing in the yard – planting flowers, picking blueberries, pulling weeds and petting her two mini-schnauzers.