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GSC Postpones Fall 2020 Competition

The Gulf South Conference Board of Directors made the decision to postpone competition for sports occurring during the fall, the conference office announced Aug. 12. Competition in basketball, football, soccer and volleyball will be put on hold until at least Jan. 1, 2021. The NCAA identifies these sports as high contact risk and are subject to significant testing requirements for all student-athletes and “inner bubble” personnel.

Three significant factors led the conference Board of Directors toward this decision:

  1. Health and safety of student-athletes and campus communities.
  2. Mandated participation protocols from the NCAA Board of Governors, most notably the requirements related to Resocialization of Collegiate Sport: Developing Standards for Practice and Competition.
  3. NCAA Division II fall championships cancellation.

Cross country and golf competition will be permitted during the fall semester with the GSC Cross Country Championship date potentially moved to better accommodate the calendar. Designated as low contact risk and medium contact risk, these sports feature more manageable testing and monitoring requirements per NCAA medical guidance as well as limited competition opportunities.

There is no change in spring sport competition at this time. Read more.


A Message from UM Student Leaders

Only one week until fall classes begin! Check out this message from some of our student leaders reminding us that we’re in this together. Let’s all do our part to ensure a safe and successful semester.


Falcon Healthcheck Reminder

This fall, the UM campus community is encouraged to regularly visit the Falcon Healthcheck website, which is a COVID-19 assessment tool serving as a daily reminder to monitor health and understand how one person’s health can impact those around them. To access Falcon Healthcheck, visit


Parking Permit Registration 

For instructions on how to register your vehicle for a 2020-2021 parking permit, please visit this link. Should you have any questions or concerns, contact the University Police Department at 205-666-6155. If you have already registered for a 2020-2021 permit, or you are an employee who already has a permit, you may disregard this notice.


Info on Face Shields

Carmichael Library Digital Media and Emerging Technologies Librarian Michael Price has been 3D printing and delivering protective face shields to UM faculty by request throughout the summer. Price has made an informational video with details on attaching headbands to the face shields and basic care and maintenance for the shields. To view the video, click here.


Learning Enrichment Center Information

As part of the Falcon Success Center, the Learning Enrichment Center is excited to offer a combination of in-person and online tutoring services in a variety of courses this fall. If you would like to have a representative speak to your class about the FSC and LEC, or need a short statement about the LEC to place on your syllabus or Canvas page, please contact Jessica Robbins. We look forward to working with your students!


Fall Registration Open for UM Community School of Music

UM Community School of Music fall registration is open! We accept students of all ages and abilities and are committed to providing exceptional music training at affordable rates from qualified instructors, including University faculty and staff members. Visit our webpage to register and learn more about our program. You may contact the director at 205-665-6678 or email for more information.


How to Submit to Vallo Voice and Digital Signage

Vallo Voice is published every week on Mondays, followed by an update on Thursdays. Share news, announcements and upcoming events with campus by submitting requests at*The deadline for submission is noon on Thursday each week prior to publication.

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Important Deadlines

The Cashier’s Office encourages students to view its Important Deadlines webpage for information on fall 2020 payment plan options, charging books at the UM Bookstore against credit balances and more.


University Marketing Services

The Office of University Marketing & Communications is  here to offer you support in your promotional endeavors.

To ensure brand identity  on and off campus,  please  contact our team for any of the following services:

  • Graphic design and/or printing
  • Photography
  • Writing and  copy editing
  • Social media and  web content  assistance
  • Campus digital signage
  • Community and media relations
  • Marketing  and advertising coordination

*All services are provided at no cost to your department, with the exception of printing or vendor-related costs.

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