Ole Miss Family Association

University of Mississippi

Message from the Director

December is a wonderful time to be in Oxford. The university has been preparing for the holiday season since students left for Thanksgiving break. Students had the chance to ice-skate in Mississippi (a rare treat), drink hot cocoa with Santa and attend the annual tree lighting in front of the Lyceum at “Hotty Toddy Holidays,” sponsored by the Student Activities Association.


Top 10 Reasons Your Student Should Visit the Career Center

From critiquing resumes to career counseling, the Career Center offers invaluable services to help your student find a job after graduation, as well as perhaps an internship and/or a job during their time at the university. A Career Center graduate assistant delineates why your student needs to pay the center a visit.


Majors, Minors and Making Decisions
Most college students face the decision about a major early in their college career. Some students will choose to wait to make a decision for a year or more, while others arrive at orientation knowing full well how the next four or five years will be spent in the classroom. As a college parent, you may worry about your student’s decision. How will he or she make a decision about a major? Should your student pursue a minor? What if your student changes his or her mind? What resources are available?


Fall Family Weekend 2018 Recap

With my first semester coming to an end, I have had the pleasure of being a graduate assistant with the Ole Miss Family Association. One of the many things I have been able to work on is the main event the Family Association hosts during the fall: Fall Family Weekend. This year’s Fall Family Weekend, Oct. 5-6, was filled with hugs, laughter and festivities.


Brisack Makes History as UM’s First Female Rhodes Scholar

Jaz Brisack is the University of Mississippi’s 26th Rhodes Scholar, and the first woman in the university’s history to be selected to the elite international academic program. Brisack, a senior general studies major from Oxford, is the 2018 Truman Scholar for Mississippi and has a long history as a champion for human, civil and labor rights in Mississippi.


American Politics Focus of New Center Named for Haley Barbour

The University of Mississippi soon will be home to a bipartisan center named after alumnus Haley Barbour, a major architect of national politics who served two terms as governor of Mississippi. On Oct. 18, the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved the creation of the Haley Barbour Center for the Study of American Politics, which will be part of the Department of Political Science. The center will focus on the study of American campaigns and elections, and its first class will be taught in the upcoming winter term.