Ram Rush is the official University of Mobile New Student Orientation. It is organized by the University of Mobile’s Student Life Department and is full of concerts, free food, give-aways, games, new friends, orientation information, and tons of fun!

Every new student is assigned a Ram Fam Group (RFG) upon registration. Groups range in size from 15-20 students. Each RFG has two active and engaged UM student leaders to guide you through your first week at UM, help you meet other students, and get involved.

Ram Rush will begin at move-in and continues through the first week of classes. Events are not mandatory except for orientation on Saturday, however, participation is highly encouraged, as Ram Rush is one of your best ways to get connected to fellow students and get involved in Student Life. Dress is casual at all events and all event meals are free.

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Friday 8/12:

9 am Residential Life Move In

11 am - 1 pm Lunch (Ingram Dining Hall)

3:30 pm President’s Commissioning (Great Commission Lawn)
• Mandatory for all new students
• Parents are welcome

4 pm Meet Your Ram Rush Group (Find your Ram Fam after President’s Commissioning)
• Students Only

5 pm - 7 pm Rams on the Ranch Dinner (Bedsole Commons Lawn)
• Students Only

8 pm Game Show with Prizes! (Ram Hall)
• Students Only

Saturday 8/13:

7 am - 9 am Breakfast (Ingram Dining Hall)

9 am New Student Orientation (Ram Hall) 
• Mandatory for all new students

1 pm - 3 pm Goodwill Gala Shopping (with your Ram Rush Group)

5 pm - 7 pm Luau Dinner (Ingram Dining Hall)

7 pm - Alumni Volleyball Game (Pharr Gym)

10:30 pm Goodwill Gala Skate and Dance Party (Rambo’s Skateland)
• Theme: Country vs Country Club

Sunday 8/14:

Church with your Ram Rush Group (Location & Time determined by your Ram Rush Leaders)

7 pm The Band Sawyer Concert (Ram Hall)

Monday 8/15:

5 pm - 7 pm Mo’Bay Beignet (Bedsole Patio)
• Free to the first 100 Students! 
• Don’t forget your Student ID!

7 pm Capture the Flag (Great Commission Lawn)

Tuesday 8/16:

11 am Commuter Luncheon (Dorsett Auditorium)
• Commuters Only

8 pm Outdoor Movie - Spiderman No Way Home (Weaver North Lawn)
• Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chair!

Wednesday 8/17:

11 am Chapel (Ram Hall)

Thursday 8/18:

11 am - Miss UM Interest Meeting (Martin Hall)

11 am - 1 pm Part Time Job Fair (Ram Hall)

5 pm - 7 pm Church Picnic (Great Commission Lawn)

Friday 8/19:

1 pm - 3 pm Pool Party & Beach Volleyball (Campus Pool)
• Free snow cones!