Ole Miss Family Association

University of Mississippi

Message from the Director

November is upon us, and campus has begun its transition to winter. Once your student returns from Thanksgiving break, the calendar will move quickly into final exams as well as seasonal events such as Hotty Toddy Holidays, which will take place Nov. 28.


Study Tips for Final Exams

Far too often, students miss the opportunity to take advantage of their extra free time during Thanksgiving break and return to campus anxious about preparing for final exams and their last round of assignments. With the following tips and the proper support from parents, family and friends, students can enjoy the Thanksgiving break and return to campus prepared to face finals with confidence.


Your Students Are Coming Home for Break: Be Prepared

The fall 2018 semester is officially winding down, and students are preparing to go back home for a couple of extended breaks. Mostly all of our students are excited and ready for classes to be over so they can go home. As you prepare to welcome your students back home, read these tips to help you – and your students – effectively manage and enjoy their break time with you.


 Student Health Center a One-Stop Shop for Health-Related Needs

Fall is in full effect, and the Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching. This means droves of students excitedly preparing to return home for a break to spend time with their families and friends. While this season of thankfulness is definitely worth celebrating, a far more serious season is well underway: flu season. This brings about the need for conversations concerning your student’s health and the resources available through the university to support it.


Food Bank Provides Resource for Students Struggling Financially

The leaves are starting to fall, and there’s a crisp feeling in the air: It’s finally that time of year again. The holidays are just around the corner, and I have begun to realize how thankful I am for the people in my life and how life has been good to me. While it’s easy for me to reflect on these things, it’s also important to think about those who may struggle here at the university. For example, some students on campus struggle with affording food and may not even know where their next meal is coming from. The Ole Miss Food Bank is there to help.


Powerful Conversations, Emotions Shared at UM Event on Hazing

Painful memories and brutal facts were revealed Oct. 9 at the University of Mississippi as the parents of Max Gruver and Tim Piazza detailed how their sons died from binge drinking during separate fraternity hazing incidents in 2017.


Freeman Foundation Renews Grant for Asia Internships

University of Mississippi students can again participate in a select internship program in Eastern Asia next summer, thanks to the renewal of a grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont.


M Partner Deploys Volunteers across Mississippi

More than 150 volunteers worked Oct. 13 in Charleston, Lexington and New Albany during M Partner Community Day to tackle some of each city’s major priorities. M Partner is the University of Mississippi’s hands-on, new approach to addressing community needs in the state.