University of Mobile Students to Move in and Begin Fall Semester

Amber Kelley News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile students will move into residence halls on Friday, Aug. 16 as the Christian university kicks off the 2019-2020 academic year. Later that afternoon, the President’s Commissioning ceremony will welcome and celebrate new students beginning their journey at UM.

The President’s Commissioning is a two-part tradition in which students touch the Great Commission Globe on Weaver Lawn on Move-In Day and then touch again on graduation day. This tradition represents Matthew 28:16-20, in that UM students are going out into the world to live out their Great Commission calling.

After the commissioning, students and their parents are invited to attend a backyard barbecue-styled dinner.

The President’s Commissioning is the start of Ram Rush, a week-long, high energy welcoming event for new students. Ram Rush includes events like a game show night, a pool party, a tailgate and more.

Classes at UM will begin on Aug. 19. There is still time to register for fall classes.

For more information about registering for fall semester, call 251.442.2222 or go to


 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 77 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.

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Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley is the marketing communications specialist for University of Mobile. Amber received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM. As marketing communications specialist, Amber writes press releases and other content for UM. She is passionate about serving in her youth group at Redemption Church. She enjoys spending time outside, reading a good book and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.