Message from the Director
Parents and family members are an integral part of our students’ success. The University of Mississippi recognizes the critical role you play and strives to create a positive partnership with you. Because you have chosen Ole Miss to educate, mentor, nurture and inspire your student, your family will be forever linked to the university. Our array of learning opportunities, leadership development and campus activities work together to prepare students for rewarding careers and meaningful lives.
Hello from Student Housing!
We are so excited to welcome your student to campus for the 2018-19 academic year! As we approach the upcoming year, we are frequently communicating important information to your student via Ole Miss Gmail. Since your student has a contract with us, we want to use this opportunity to help him or her learn and develop into an independent adult. With that in mind, you may want to check with your student when you’re looking for important information related to move-in, closings, sophomore and upperclassman applications, and other processes.
Over 50 Events Planned to Welcome New Students This Fall
Welcome Week programming at the beginning of fall semester has increased to more than a month of happenings to provide students with opportunities to get involved on campus while also offering fun events and activities during the day and evening. The welcome kicks off on Friday, Aug. 10 and ends on Friday, Sept. 28.
Freshman Experience and Family Involvement … the First Two Months
Your student is likely to meet some challenges during his or her transition to the University of Mississippi. Here’s what you might expect and ways you can help.
Make Your Plans to Attend Fall Family Weekend
The Ole Miss Family Association is thrilled to announce 2018 Fall Family Weekend! This event, which will take place during Homecoming, Oct. 5-6, provides such a special time on the Ole Miss campus for families to come see their students’ academic progress, new friends and excitement as Ole Miss Rebels!
UPD Officers Participate in Tactical Active Shooter Training
Officers with the University of Mississippi Police Department trained on how to respond quickly and effectively to possible active shooter situations. The mandatory training included a classroom lecture, instructor demonstration and force-on-force scenario-based application.
Wellness Education Broadens Focus to Promote Student Well-being
The University of Mississippi Department of Campus Recreation is working to ensure all members of the campus community achieve well-being through its newly named Wellness Education office. Formerly known as the Office of Health Promotion, the mission of Wellness Education is to serve as an advocate for informed and healthy choices while encouraging students to strive for wellness. The name aligns with the William Magee Center for Wellness Education, which will provide comprehensive drug and alcohol education for students.
Chancellor’s House: Official Sponsor of OMFA Press
The Ole Miss Family Association is pleased to announce the official sponsor of the Family Press, the Chancellor’s House hotel.