The University of South Alabama is located in the city of Mobile, Alabama. Mobile is an important port city that offers easy access to Gulf Coast beaches in Alabama and Florida. It is a 2 hour drive to the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, which is known for its food, music, and historic neighborhoods.
The climate in Mobile, Alabama is subtropical. Summers can be quite hot with average temperatures of 91° F (33° C), but all university classrooms and dormitories are air-conditioned. Winters are very mild with an average low temperature in the winter months of 40° F (4° C). You will definitely need some warm clothing. Sometimes the temperature drops into the 30s (0 to 5° C), and occasionally we even get snow.