Ole Miss and Oxford Information
About Ole Miss
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi, better known as Ole Miss, is the flagship university for the State of Mississippi. An R-1 (Doctoral Universities-Highest Research Activity) public university, the institution has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and innovative research. With more than 21,500 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university, with a major medical school, a nationally recognized law school, and 15 academic divisions including engineering, pharmacy, and numerous majors in the liberal arts. It has been ranked as one of America's best college buys by Forbes and one of the best places to work by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university's Honors College has also been named one of America's finest.
The University of Mississippi has a variety of academic institutes providing resources and opportunities. These institutes give students insights on global perspectives as they learn to become leaders and receive real-world community-building experience.
During check-in, student are given their ID that will give them access to their housing rooms, meals at the Rebel Market, etc. They will also receive their class schedule and required books list.
Official arrival dates:
|First Session||Registration||Second Session||Registration|
|General Summer College||May 28||1:00 pm||June 27||1:00 pm|
|International Summer College||May 27||Upon arrival||June 26||Upon arrival|
|Lott Leadership Institute||May 27||1:00 pm||June 24||10:00 am|
|Start Talk||NA||NA||June 27||1:00 pm|
It is mandatory for all students to attend Summer College orientation, and we strongly recommend a parent to attend as well. Important information about program policies, rules, financial aid, and safety are presented in this session. You will receive orientation details in your admission packet.
Flying into/from Memphis International Airport
All arrivals and Departures are to and from Memphis International Airport.
We offer airport shuttles free of charge a day or the morning prior to the official arrival date; however, for safety reasons, we do not schedule shuttles to flights arriving or departing after 10 pm or before 8:00 am. We suggest you plan your flight within our shuttle availability.
All arriving students will meet at Baggage Claim B at the Memphis International Airport. After providing us with your flight information, you will receive a shuttle confirmation email with details about your shuttle time and an emergency contact number.
For more specific questions regarding arrival, please contact our office.
Request a Shuttle
To request a shuttle to or from the Memphis International Airport, please fill out this online form.
Students are encouraged to leave the program as soon as they have taken their last final exam.
|First Session||Second Session|
|General Summer College||June 26||July 27|
|International Summer College||June 26||July 27|
|Lott Leadership Institute||June 29 at noon||July 27|
|Star Talk||NA||July 27|
For a student to leave the program properly and to avoid extra charges, he/she has to follow the following steps:
- Notify his/her Summer College counselor of the date of his/her departure.
- Clean and clear his/her bedroom space leaving it in the same condition as he/she received it. Requirements can be found on the “Check-Out Check List Form”
- Ask a counselor to check his/her bedroom, as required in the check list form.
- Once a counselor signs the form, the student is officially checked out of the program.
Suggested items to bring
For students residing in the US, we suggest them to bring the following items.
- Bedding for an extra-large twin bed
- Personal bath supplies (soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc.)
- School supplies (notebooks, pens, etc.)
- Laundry detergent
- Cleaning supplies (broom, cleaning wipes, toilet brush, etc.)
International students are provided with a linen pack with a set of bed sheets, a pillow, a blanket, and a towel upon arrival, and they are taken to a local supermarket to get personal bath articles and snacks.
We also suggest all students to pack the following items:
- Personal computer/tablet (the entire campus is wireless)
- Comfortable shoes
- A light jacket
- An umbrella
- At least one formal outfit
- Personal first aid kit and any medication taken regularly
- A small padlock