Summer Programs Collage

The University of Mississippi extends a warm welcome to the Pre-College Programs Directors Conference 2018.

Pre-College Programs are increasingly playing a significant role as agents of public outreach for their institutions and as transformative educational experiences offering enrichment and access to students of all ages. Pre-College Programs are also gaining recognition within their institutions for the critical role they may play in recruitment and retention efforts as higher education adapts to demographic shifts at the regional and national levels.

Join us this September as we work to imagine new directions and share best practices at our annual conference.

Schedule

New Professionals Institute
Date/Time: Monday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Inn at Ole Miss
Cost: $25
New for 2018 is a half-day program designed especially for new professionals in the field of pre-college OR individuals new to a role within pre-college programming.

Add to Registration at check-out.

Pre-College Programs Directors Conference
Date/Time: Monday, September 24, 2:00 p.m. – Tuesday, September 25, 3:30 p.m.
Location: Jackson Avenue Center
Cost: $75
Note: Please no more than five registrations per university.

More details on full schedule coming soon.

Accommodations and Transportation

Oxford reflects the rich cultural bounty of both the Mississippi Delta region and the Appalachian foothills. Oxford’s small town charm combined with its vibrant arts community, its complex history, and a well-deserved reputation for culinary excellence make it a destination for visitors from all over the country.
Visit Oxford

Accommodations

The Inn at Ole Miss

  • Located on campus within walking distance of downtown Oxford.
  • Special group rate: $99/night/double or single room.
  • For reservations, visit the Inn at Ole Miss online and use our group code or call 1-888-486-7666. Group code will be provided upon completion of conference registration.
  • Our special rates are available September 23-26, 2018.
  • Group rate reference: Pre-College Programs Annual Meeting Group
  • Hotel reservation deadline: The last date to make a hotel reservation at our group rate with The Inn at Ole Miss is August 23, 2018.

Courtyard Marriott

  • Located within walking distance of campus and downtown Oxford.
  • Special group rate: $129/night/double or single room.
  • For reservations, visit the Courtyard Marriott online and use our group code or call 1-888-236-2427. Group code will be provided upon completion of conference registration.
  • Our special rates are available September 23-26, 2018.
  • Group rate reference: Pre-College Programs Annual Meeting Group
  • Hotel reservation deadline: The last date to make a hotel reservation at our group rate with Courtyard Marriott is September 1, 2018.

Transportation

Airport
Memphis International Airport (MEM)
70 miles from Oxford, Mississippi

Shuttle Services

During the conference, University of Mississippi Pre-College Programs will offer a shuttle service for a special rate - $25 each way. Conference participants wishing to use this service must arrive at Memphis International Airport and be prepared to take advantage of the pre-planned departure periods. The shuttle will depart promptly at the following times:

Sunday, September 23
Memphis to Oxford
Monday, September 24
Memphis to Oxford
Tuesday, September 25
Oxford to Memphis
Wednesday, September 26
12:00 PM 9:00 AM 6:00 PM 7:00 AM
4:00 PM 12:00 PM   10:00 AM
8:30 PM      

Shuttle reservations must be made and paid for in advance through our registration link.

Deadline for shuttle services: September 1, 2018

Shuttles will be confirmed via e-mail by September 7, 2018. Please meet your shuttle driver inside the airport at Baggage Claim, Area B escalator.

Should your arriving flight be delayed, please call 662-816-3739 and if necessary leave a voice mail message with your name and new arrival time. If you are unable to meet the next shuttle(s) you will be required either to stay over in Memphis and take the 10:00 a.m. shuttle the next day or to rent a car.

The Division of Outreach also offers a shuttle service for conference participants who arrive at the Memphis International Airport (approximately 70 miles or 1 hour and 15 minutes' drive). The cost of the shuttle is $135 round trip or $85 one way. Shuttle reservations must be made and paid for in advance.

If you would like to use the Division of Outreach shuttle service, please contact Drew Pruitt, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, via e-mail at shuttle@olemiss.edu no later than September 7, 2018, in order to make your reservation. Your e-mail must include the following information:

  • Subject line: Pre-College Directors' Conference
  • Name of Passenger(s)
  • Flight Date(s)
  • Flight Number(s)
  • Flight Arrival/Departure Time(s)
  • Passenger’s Cell Phone #
  • Passenger’s e-mail
  • Location at which to be Dropped Off or Picked Up in Oxford

Transportation Around Town

The University of Mississippi offers a limited bus service on weekends, full bus service during the business week. For information on routes, visitor parking passes, and parking lot locations, please visit UM Department of Parking and Transportation and the Oxford-University Transit Website.

Conference locations will be walkable. Transportation to dinner on Monday night will be provided by the Oxford Double Decker which will include a tour of historic Oxford. Please contact us at (662) 915-7621 with any questions about accessibility.

Contact

For questions about the conference, contact us at (662) 915-7621 or email precollege@olemiss.edu.