University of Mobile plans to resume on-campus classes in fall 2020

Lonnie Burnett, president of the University of Mobile, announced today the private Christian university plans to resume on-ground instruction and residential housing this fall.

Faculty will report to campus Aug. 10 with classes set to begin Aug. 17. Move-in day for residential students will be Aug. 14.

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent state guidelines, the university transitioned to a fully online format for the second half of the spring semester.

“Although our faculty and students did an amazing job of completing the current semester through remote learning, our students want the benefit of our uniquely personal on-campus experience,” Burnett said.

University leaders are currently formulating plans to comply with any government regulations which may be in place when the fall semester begins. Options include limiting class sizes, increasing the available dining hall space, and offering courses in a flexible model where students might have the option of coming to the physical classroom or joining remotely via video platforms.

“The great advantage we have with our university is that we already offer small classes and we can focus on the needs of the individual student. Our employees can be nimble in addressing any need that may arise in the fall,” Burnett said.

Currently, private campus tours are available by reservation for prospective students and their families. Reservations may be made at or call Enrollment Services at 251.442.2222. The university is accepting applications for fall enrollment at

University officials will continue to monitor the situation and work with state and local officials to ensure the health and safety of all students and employees. Any modifications to current plans will be promptly communicated. (UM)