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.
Getting to the University of Mississippi
All students must make their own arrangements to arrive and depart campus. Students must check in between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm on move-in day. If a student drives to campus and plans to keep their vehicle, they must obtain a parking pass from the Department of Parking and Transportation.
The closest major airport is Memphis International Airport. We offer shuttles at a cost of 25 dollars each way to and from Memphis International Airport. More information is provided in the Shuttle Section.
On move-in day, students will check-in to receive their room assignment, class schedule, required book list, and their Ole Miss ID that provides access to their rooms and meal plan. Orientation will be held at 3:30 pm. Details will be provided prior to arrival.
Official move-in dates:
|First Session||Registration||Second Session||Registration|
|General Summer College||May 27||1:00 pm||June 26||1:00 am|
|International Summer College||May 26||Upon arrival||June 25||Upon arrival|
Orientation typically occurs at 4:30 pm on move-in day. It is mandatory for all students to attend Summer College orientation, and we strongly recommend that a parent or guardian attends as well. Important information about program policies, rules, financial aid, and safety are presented in this session. Details will be provided prior to arrival.
For more specific questions regarding arrival, please contact our office.
Shuttle Information and Request
The Office of Pre-College Programs offers airport shuttles for students participating in any of our summer programs. We offer airport shuttles at a cost of $25 US per student, one-way from the Memphis International Airport the day before or the morning of the official move-in date. If a student needs transportation from the airport to campus, they must complete the shuttle request form at least 5 business days before arrival.
Please note that for safety reasons, we do not schedule shuttles for flights arriving or departing after 10:00 PM or before 8:00 AM. We suggest you plan your flight within our shuttle availability.
All students utilizing the shuttle service 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 questions or concerns, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (662) 915-7621.
Suggested items to bring
Students should bring the following items*:
- Bedding for an extra-large twin bed
- Personal bath supplies (soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc.)
- Any medication taken regularly
- School supplies (notebooks, pens, etc.)
- Laundry detergent
- Cleaning supplies (broom, cleaning wipes, toilet brush, etc.)
* Upon arrival, international students are provided with a linen pack containing a set of bed sheets, a pillow, a blanket, and a towel. They are also taken to a local supermarket to get personal hygiene 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 (if attending a church service on Sundays)
- A small padlock
- A personal first aid kit
All rooms are equipped with a miniature refrigerator. Microwaves are available in the kitchen on each floor. Students are allowed to bring a low wattage microwave as well as small televisions. Students are not allowed to bring appliances with external heating elements e.g. hot plates or George Foreman grills.
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 24*||July 25*|
|International Summer College||June 25 *||July 26*|
* Some students may have a final exam schedule on June 25th (first session) or June 26th (Second session). We encourage students to make arrangements to move out immediately following their exam.
For students to leave the program properly, they must follow the required procedure:
- Notify a high school counselor of the date and time of departure.
- Clean and clear the bedroom and bathroom space leaving it in the same condition as at move-in.
- Ask a counselor to check the room as detailed on the check-out form.
- Once a counselor signs the check-out form, the student can depart campus.
Failure to comply with check-out procedures will result in additional housing charges. Students will be charged if special cleaning services are required or if the room suffered any damage beyond normal wear and tear.
Students are encouraged to stay on campus for the entire program in order to benefit fully from the authentic residential college experience. However, students are permitted to check out during specified time windows during the week and weekend for appointments or family events.
- Parents/guardians must first complete a Leave Form at least 24 hours prior to student departure. Once the request has been approved, both student and parent will receive an automated email notifying them of the approval.
- Students are responsible for checking out with the on-duty counselor in the RC South front lobby during their selected departure window.
The following departure times are available:
- Monday-Thursday, 6:00-7:00 pm
- Fridays, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
- Fridays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Saturdays, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
- Saturdays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Sundays, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
- Students are expected to return promptly within their selected return window and check-in with the on-duty counselor. Return windows are:
- Monday-Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
- Saturdays, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
- Sundays, 9:00 - 11:00 am
- Sundays, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
To be clear, students are not permitted to leave campus without family permission, staff approval, and checking out with the on-duty counselor. Checking-out and in within the pre-established departure/return windows ensures there will be a counselor on-duty in the lobby. Students returning late or returning without checking in may be sanctioned for disrupting the counselors' duty schedule.