We are intentional about creating academic and student life experiences that build community in a way no other college does, through Focus Fridays. Our unique approach to learning means you go to classes Mondays through Thursdays, immersing yourself in academic programs that stretch your mind. On Fridays, you focus on enriching academic opportunities and amazing student life experiences.

Focus Fridays are your time to refresh, renew and reinvigorate.

Your Focus Fridays can include internships, field experiences, academic clubs and honor societies. You may volunteer in the community with faculty, building mentoring relationships while you build a Habitat for Humanity home. It’s your day to pursue your interests and have new experiences, like kayaking on Mobile Bay, traveling to inner cities across the U.S. for missions, or working on an in-depth study project in your field. Focus Fridays give you the time you need in college to explore your professional calling, volunteer and impact a community, grow spiritually and deepen your faith, develop friendships and share experiences.

Many local restaurants and attractions offer discounts specifically for UM students – just show your campus ID!


Area Golf Courses Attractions/Businesses Restaurant Discounts (Friday Only)
Azalea City Golf Course (After 12PM)18 holes w/o golf cart

w/o $12

with golf cart $30

Quarterly membership – $200

The Exploreumw/student id $10.50

IMAX Bundle $15

w/student id

Momma G’s(Saraland Location Only-$1 nachos with purchase of sandwich and drink)
Isle Dauphine Golf Course18 holes with golf cart $30 Blakely State Park $1 off park entréew/ student id Mars Hill Café’15% w/ student id
Pensacola Ice Flyers$10 w/student id Marble Slab/Great American Cookie

10% w/ student id

(Saraland only)

Lazer Zone
Fridays from 12 – 3 pm students pay $5 per single session or $10 all you can play
Island Wing Company15% w/student id
5 Rivers Delta Safari’s
Students us coupon code UMFOCUSFRI for 25% off any tour and canoe/kayak rentals. Reservations are required and can be reserved at or call 251-272-4088 and present your ID at time of rental
Buffalo Wild Wings10% w/student id
Bebo’s Car Wash20% discount for faculty, staff, and students (not available on Wednesdays OR after 5pm each day)

-At the wash pay station you will select your wash
-continue to the pay screen
-on the pay screen click the “enter code” button
-type code: 1234 and hit enter

Dippin Dots10% w/student id

$1 off on Fridays

Rotolo’s10% w/student id



Additionally, there are plenty of other exciting things you can do right here in town! Gulf Coast Duck Boat Tours of the Mobile Bay, Disc Golf, Kayaking, regional and national bands in concert, tour Bellingrath Gardens, try Breakout Mobile, and more!