Ole Miss Family Association

University of Mississippi

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.

The Ole Miss Family Association serves as the primary liaison between the university and UM families. We offer specific programs and services designed to inform families about valuable resources, critical issues and topics relevant to student success.

In the 2018-19 academic year, the OMFA will partner with departments across campus to bring you the most up-to-date information. We look forward to working with the Student Activities Association during the Month of Welcome and Groovin’ at Move In, greeting our incoming freshmen and their families.

Later this fall, we will work with the Office of Fraternal Leadership and Learning during Panhellenic and IFC Recruitment to answer any questions about your student getting involved in fraternities or sororities during their time at the university. If your student is interested in learning more about student leadership, volunteer work and student groups, we will introduce you to our staff in the Office of Leadership and Advocacy.

Finally, our biggest event of the fall semester will take place Oct. 5-6 — Fall Family Weekend! Keep reading in this edition to find out everything you need to know about the activities that weekend. If you haven’t registered yet, please register for Fall Family Weekend before Sept. 28.

We hope you’ll take full advantage of the services and resources the Family Association provides. We are your link to the university, and we look forward to hearing from you and meeting with you whenever you are on campus.

Hotty Toddy!

Merrill Magruder
OMFA Director