Summer College for High School Students
Health and Safety
The welfare and safety of all of our students is the Office of Pre-College Programs and the University of Mississippi's top priority. We take safety very seriously and have policies and protocols in place that aid in the prevention and in the occurrence of emergent situations.
For non-emergency health care, students can visit the V.B. Harrison Student Health Center located on campus from Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
For non-emergency health care after hours or weekends, students are taken to "Urgent Care" clinics located throughout Oxford
For emergency health care, students are transported to the North Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. Non-emergency and emergency contact numbers will be provided at orientation.
LiveSafe is a free safety mobile app that the University of Mississippi (UM) provides to all students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and visitors. This app provides a streamlined way for you to communicate directly with UM safety officials and obtain up-to-date transportation and safety information. By leveraging the community's eyes and ears, LiveSafe aids in keeping the campus safe. We strongly encourage Summer College students and parents to download this mobile application before arriving on campus. More information will be given at orientation.
Conduct Policies & Rules
Standards of Academic Honesty
Summer College expects students to conduct themselves with the basic value of honesty and to follow the creed of the University of Mississippi. Dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the university are regarded as particularly serious offenses. Disruptive behavior in an academic situation, or deliberately harming academic facilities are also grounds for academic discipline.
Academic Disciplinary Procedures
In the College of Liberal Arts and in the Schools of Accountancy, Applied Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Journalism, faculty members handle cases of academic dishonesty in their classes by recommending an appropriate sanction after discussion with the student. Possible sanctions include: failure on the work in question, retake of an examination, extra work, grade reduction or failure in the course, disciplinary probation, or suspension or expulsion from the university. An appeals process is available to the student. To search university policies concerning definitions, offenses, penalties, and grievance procedures visit https://policies.olemiss.edu.
The Schools of Law, Pharmacy, and Engineering deal with disciplinary infractions through their student bodies, which maintain Honor Code systems
General Disciplinary Procedures
Summer College categorizes violations as minor or major. Events considered as minor violations are those where a student intends no harm. For instance, being late for an activity, or being too boisterous in the residence hall. Such minor violations will be addressed by the counselors and head counselors and the student may receive some warning or may lose the privilege to attend to an activity.
- It is forbidden for students to be in possession of alcohol, tobacco, vaping items, illegal drugs, and/or weapons at any time on campus. These are criminal violations and could result in arrest.
- It is forbidden for students to smoke either in the residence or anywhere on campus.
- It is forbidden for students to fight, steal, vandalize, or harass other students.
- It is forbidden for students to play sports inside the residence halls.
- It is forbidden for students to have candles, incense, halogen lamps, cooking appliances, or any other device that represents a smoke and/or fire hazard.
- It is forbidden to tamper with fire alarms and/or fire equipment, or block emergency exits or exits in general.
- It is not permitted to damage walls, use double-stick or duct tape, or affix any other irremovable item on walls.
- It is not permitted to damage furniture, move or remove furniture from rooms or common areas, throw things out windows, or vandalize vending machines or any other equipment.
- It is not permitted to leave trash and/or clothing items in the laundry room, common areas, halls, or around the building.
- It is not permitted to have pets in the residences.
- It is not allowed for any student to change his/her room assignment without permission from the Program Director.
- Loud noises are not acceptable in the Residence hall at any time.
- Each student and his/her roommate will be responsible for any damage to the assigned room during their stay in the program. Any accidental damage must be reported immediately to his/her counselor and to housing staff.
Rules for Leaving the Residential Hall and Leaving Campus
The University of Mississippi observes strict rules in compliance with Title IX regulations. The following rules have been implemented with the intention of safeguarding Summer College students while on campus.
- Every student has an electronic chip embedded in their ID card that gives them access to the residence hall and into their own rooms. It is the student’s responsibility to have this ID at all times. There is a cost of $35 to replace a lost ID. Students may not allow anyone else to use their ID
- Summer College students are required to be inside their assigned Residential hall from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am every day, and in their room before 10:30 pm from Sunday to Thursday. Because of the varying activities during the weekends, curfew may change from one weekend to another.
- Students are not allowed to leave campus by themselves at any time. Counselors, instructors, and/or staff members have to accompany students if they leave campus. Failure to comply will result in dismissal from the program.
- For security reasons, only program participants are allowed to be in the residence hall, including common areas. Parents are allowed to access the bedrooms only during move-in or move-out days. Off-campus visitors are not allowed during the week. Family visits are permitted during the weekends but they are required to remain in the common areas located on the first floor.
- Students are allowed to leave campus during the weekends ONLY with parental consent. We strongly suggest students try to stay during the weekend to increase the sense of belonging to the program, to nourish friendships, to catch up with homework, and to participate in the weekend activities that the program staff plans for all to enjoy. We believe it is for the participant’s benefit to remain on campus at least for the first and last weekend.
- In the case a student decides to leave for the weekend, parents must fill out an online leave request form 24 hours prior to their child’s departure. Before the student is checked out, a counselor will contact the parent via phone to verify the request and to let the parent know about his/her child’s departure. At this point, the university has no responsibility over the student until he/she checks back in. The latest a student can check back in is Sunday at 9:00 pm.
- A parent can personally check his/her child out for a weekend day or weekend; however, the parent must follow the same check-out procedure explained below and pick up his/her child at the times stated.
- Weekday check-outs are discouraged. However, weekday check-outs are allowed in the case of an emergency. Parents will need to complete the leave request form and follow the necessary check-out procedure. Students must communicate directly with their counselor(s) regarding their weekday departure.
All students will sign the linked rules and guidelines before arriving on campus.
What Students are Saying
Former participants have shared their feedback with us. Take a look!
“My counselor was so supportive and understanding. He listened when I was frustrated or stressed, and he even helped me organize my classes for freshman year.”
“Summer College gave me a new point of view on the USA in general, and it was completely different from what I expected. I definitely felt at home here.”
“The impact that Summer College has on me is one that I am forever thankful for. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”