Ole Miss Family Association

University of Mississippi

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.

With over 50 events planned, students will have opportunities to meet new friends and enjoy their transition into the Ole Miss family as college students.

Some of the events include:

  • Opportunities for students to socialize with their peers at events coordinated by the Residence Hall Association at the various residence halls on campus
  • Splash into Ole Miss on Thursday, Aug. 16, which gives students a chance to explore the Turner Center and the activities Campus Recreation has to offer
  • The university’s welcome to the Class of 2022 with a kickoff picnic followed by a pep rally featuring the Pride of the South marching band, cheerleaders and Rebelettes on Saturday, Aug. 18 in the Grove
  • Laser Tag, Silent Disco, Movie Night in the Grove and bungee jumping, hosted by the Student Activities Association
  • The annual Fall Convocation, which will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Pavilion at Ole Miss, where the freshman class as well as transfer students are officially welcomed to the University of Mississippi
  • Ballpit with Strangers, a collaboration between the SAA and Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, which will be on Galtney Plaza each day of the first week of school
  • The Get Involved Fair (schedule TBD), where all registered student organizations will have an opportunity to recruit new members and promote their respective organizations
  • A free, students-only concert in the Grove at the end of the first week, hosted by the SAA
  • The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement’s kickoff to its events with Passport to Diversity, which provides information about the diverse academic and co-curricular opportunities and resources the campus has to offer. The center is also coordinating events during Hispanic Heritage Month in September.

Students will have lots of opportunities to get plugged in once they arrive on campus in August, and many campus departments and student organizations have collaborated to make their first month at the university a success. Click here for more information on the Month of Welcome.