Message from the Director
It is hard to believe another fall semester is underway and that it’s almost time for football, pumpkin spice lattes and registration for the spring semester. The students are bouncing around campus, meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones, preparing for the first round of tests in the classroom, exploring the Turner Recreation Center and partaking in all that is great about a college campus in the fall.
Quiz Your Student on Academic Advising
While in high school, your student had a guidance counselor to act as a “go-to” person for many questions, concerns, scheduling and support. In college, that “go-to” navigator is your student’s academic adviser. Forming a relationship early with an academic adviser is key to success for your student at the University of Mississippi.
An Overview of Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment
Fraternal Leadership & Learning welcomes your students to the University of Mississippi! With 32 organizations, nearly 7,000 members and about 40 percent of the undergraduate student body, fraternities and sororities are among the largest student organizations on campus. Here’s a lot of information as well as a list of questions you can ask your student if he or she is interested in joining a Greek organization.
Make Your Plans to Attend Fall Family Weekend
Now is the time to register for 2018 Fall Family Weekend if you haven’t yet done so. This event, which will take place during Homecoming, Oct. 5-6, provides such a special time on the Ole Miss campus for families to come see their students’ academic progress, new friends and excitement as Ole Miss Rebels!
Family Leadership Council Helps Improve Students’ UM Experience
The Ole Miss Family Leadership Council has allocated $149,000 to fund several programs and initiatives in the University of Mississippi’s Division of Student Affairs. The council consists of 54 families representing 18 states whose children are enrolled in the university and who have donated their time and money to benefit programs within the division.
Meet the Ole Miss Family Association Staff
Merrill Magruder, CC Chase and Garrett Fischer comprise the OMFA staff. Learn more about this trio who are all about helping you and your students.
Faulkner Scholar Addresses Freshmen at Fall Convocation
Discussing one of Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Faulkner’s best-known short stories, “Barn Burning,” on Aug. 21, scholar Judson “Jay” Watson encouraged University of Mississippi students to expand their mindsets during their time on campus. The university’s Howry Chair in Faulkner Studies and professor of English delivered the keynote address during the university’s annual Fall Convocation in The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
Over 1,400 Volunteers Help UM Students Get Settled
Wide-eyed first-year University of Mississippi students, their proud parents and more than 1,400 volunteers come together each August during Groovin’ at Move In to unload Keurig coffee makers, shelving, bedding, posters and other essentials for making a new home away from home. This year’s Groovin’ at Move In ran from Wednesday through Friday, ahead of classes that began Aug. 20, with more than 5,000 freshman, transfer students and upperclassmen moving into on-campus housing.
South Oxford Center Opens, Welcomes New Occupants
This month, the first occupant of the University of Mississippi’s South Oxford Center on Lamar Boulevard began moving into the space, which provides nearly 485,000 square feet of crucial space for growing programs. The site, which is the former location of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, was purchased last year and officially turned over to the university March 1.