Ole Miss Family Association

University of Mississippi

Message from the Director

Greetings from Oxford,

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.

In each edition of the OMFA Press, our goal is helping parents and guardians of incoming students navigate the first year on a college campus. This month’s installment focuses on eight questions students should ask when they meet with their academic adviser. Students will begin planning their classes for spring semester within the next few weeks. This article is aimed to help you empower your students while they manage their time away from home.

In addition to academic advising suggestions, Arthur Doctor, director of fraternal leadership and learning, and his staff have provided an article to give you an overview of Greek life at Ole Miss and also prep families and students for upcoming IFC and Panhellenic recruitment later in the month. The helpful article details the process and what students need to know prior to beginning fraternity and sorority recruitment. It also includes great conversation starters with which to engage your students should they decide to go through recruitment.

Another of the articles includes details about Fall Family Weekend. If you have not done so already, you still have time to register and join us on campus Oct. 5-6 for what promises to be an exciting weekend.

As always, the OMFA is here to make sure you have the resources you need to support your students throughout college. Take a minute to read about the OMFA staff in this newsletter. If you have questions or need additional guidance, please do not hesitate to call the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (662-915-7705), email the OMFA (olemissfamily@olemiss.edu), or visit our Facebook page (Ole Miss Family Association). I look forward to hearing from all of you and continuing to stay in touch.

Hotty Toddy!

Merrill Magruder
OMFA Director