Ole Miss Family Association

University of Mississippi

Message from the Director 

Happy New Year from our Ole Miss family to your family! The town has once again come alive with students returning from winter break, and exciting opportunities abound. Springtime in Oxford means beautiful weather, baseball games at Oxford-University Stadium, crawfish boils, the Big Event and, of course, graduation in May!  

Pamper Yourself at the Inaugural Spring Family Reunion 

The Ole Miss Family Association is excited to announce its first Spring Family Reunion. Join us in Oxford, March 1-3, to reconnect with your students and see what life is like as a Rebel. Oxford is beautiful in the spring, and we want to show it off to you! 

2019 Fall Family Weekend Dates Set 

Mark your calendars now for Fall Family Weekend, Oct. 4-5, 2019. Join us for the weekend as we gather to watch the Homecoming Parade, enjoy a classroom experience and learn more about what is happening on campus. Discounted tickets will be available for the Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt football game that Saturday! 

Communicate with Your Student about Healthy Relationships, Safe Sex, Abstinence 

The University of Mississippi wants to ensure that our students have the tools necessary to engage in healthy relationships and lifestyles as they continue their pursuit of higher education. Student relationships can be with a friend or partner, and these relationships can become intimate. 

Black History Month Celebrated on Campus 

This month, the University of Mississippi’s Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement is partnering with university departments, student organizations and community agencies to host a variety of programs in recognition of Black History Month. All students are encouraged to participate and take advantage of these educational opportunities. Here are a few highlights.  

Year-end Review Showcases Highlights, Achievements across UM 

Looking back through 2018 at all the activities and accomplishments at the University of Mississippi might take some time. From the university being included in the elite group of research institutions to a student making history as the university’s first female Rhodes Scholar, 2018 was certainly a year to remember. 

Business Students Learn Label Manufacturing in the Windy City 

Three University of Mississippi business students were among 60 undergraduates from 20 U.S. colleges and universities chosen to participate in the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s third annual University Outreach program. The meeting, held Nov. 10-13 in Chicago, was in conjunction with PLMA’s annual trade show. The program provided students with an immersive experience in the grocery retailing and store-brand industry. 

Family’s Gift to UM Gives Support to Suicide Prevention 

Ray Shafer’s suicide left an empty chair at the dinner table, a hole in the hearts of those who loved him and a list of questions his family and friends will never be able to answer. 

Student to Work with Smithsonian on Expat Female Artists 

University of Mississippi student Grace Moorman is going to Washington for the spring 2019 semester to work as a curatorial intern at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery on a project that highlights the contributions of 20th century women to the arts.