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Summer Programs

For Adults

THE ACADEMIC TRAVELER
The Academic Traveler is a non-credit educational travel program offered through the Division of Outreach and The University of Mississippi. We are pleased to present a series of opportunities that meld unique travel experiences and education. UM instructors from a variety of disciplines lead the excursions. Programs may cover literature, art, history, photography and film, and culinary arts in locations such as London, New York, Japan, France, and Tanzania.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT SUMMER INSTITUTES
AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with an overview of the curriculum structure and content of specific AP courses. Attention is devoted to the development of AP curriculum, teaching strategies, and the relationship of the course to the AP Exam.

COMMUNIVERSITY
Communiversity classes are non-credit classes offered by the Division of Outreach that will have you swirling around a dance floor, hunting your Irish ancestors, or traveling solo and loving it and that’s just the beginning. Communiversity programs are open to anyone in the community, including retirees, Ole Miss students, and family members of all ages.

FAULKNER AND YOKNAPATAWPHA CONFERENCE
The Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference examines a different topic each year through five days of lectures and discussions by literary scholars and critics. In addition to formal lectures, there are several shorter panel presentations, guided day-long tours of Northeast Mississippi and the Delta, and sessions on “Teaching Faulkner.”

LIFE-LONG LEARNING
In the Lifelong Learners program, senior students 65 years or older may enroll in one academic course of up to four credit hours being offered that particular semester tuition-free.

OLE MISS FILMMAKING
This four-day workshop is a one of a kind opportunity for high school students (freshman through seniors), college students, teachers, and all adults interested in filmmaking.

SUMMER WRITING INSTITUTE
The UM Writing Project offers teachers the opportunity to participate in an intensive learning experience that actively involves them with such innovative educational methods as cooperative learning, and reading-and-writing-to-learn in all academic subject areas, literature-based writing curriculum and alternative assessment. In addition, teachers learn from each other, practice strategies to improve their own reading and writing abilities, and build a supportive community of leaders.

For Incoming UM Freshmen

JUMPSTART
JumpStart is an opportunity for incoming UM freshmen to come to campus early. Participating students enroll in the Second Summer Session (June 24 to July 24). Students get a jumpstart in their University studies, meet faculty, and most importantly make new friends and adjust to college life before the rest of the freshman class arrives on campus for the Fall Semester. The program includes activities and experiences that encourage students to interact with one another while learning to manage the freedom and independence of college life.

OFFICE OF SUMMER SCHOOL

ORIENTATIONS
Freshmen orientation sessions are administered through the Office of Orientation and Parent Programs. Please visit their web site at www.olemiss.edu/orientation/ for more information.

For UM Students

For Youth

COMMUNIVERSITY
Communiversity classes are non-credit classes offered by the Division of Outreach that will have you swirling around a dance floor, hunting your Irish ancestors, or traveling solo and loving it—and that’s just the beginning. Communiversity programs are open to anyone in the community, including retirees, Ole Miss students, and family members of all ages.

OLE MISS FILMMAKING
This four-day workshop is a one of a kind opportunity for high school students (freshmen through seniors), college students, teachers, and all adults interested in filmmaking.

LOTT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
The Summer Leadership Institute for High School Students is a partnership between the University of Mississippi's Lott Leadership Institute and the Division of Outreach's Summer College for High School Students. The goals of the program are to develop leadership skills in young citizens and prepare them for college.

LOTT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FOR RISING NINTH GRADERS
The Lott Leadership Institute for Rising Ninth Graders is a program designed to develop critical thinking and leadership skills in soon–to–be high school freshmen. Its aim is to cultivate and inspire honest, compassionate, and responsive leaders who will focus on responsibility and stewardship. The overall goal being that students who complete the program will return to their high schools and put the new skills to work for the betterment of the community.

PIANO DISCOVERIES CAMP (7th through 12th Grades)
The Summer Piano Discoveries Camp at Ole Miss is designed to both encourage and challenge piano students in a wide range of musical activities while leaving time for some fun recreational ventures.

REBEL QUEST (2nd – 7th Grades)
Rebel Quest is a day camp for children ages 7 to 13. The program will be held on the Ole Miss campus and will be led by qualified University and community instructors. Each week’s games and activities will revolve around a specific theme.

SUMMER ACADEMY (8th, 9th, and 10th Grades)
The University of Mississippi’s Summer Academy gives students entering the eighth, ninth and tenth grades a taste of college life. Through the Summer Academy, students make new friends and contacts, learn time management, improve study habits and earn high school credit which can count toward high school graduation requirements.

SUMMER COLLEGE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (11th and 12th Grades)
Students get a head-start on their college careers by taking two courses (in a variety of subject areas). Students earn an average of 6 hours of credit transferable to any accredited college or university. Students participate in SCHS 101 Exploring Sessions, a non-credit course designed to help them explore academic and career interests as well as to learn what to expect in the college selection process. SCHS 101 also offers tips on the college admission process and financial aid.

YOUNG WRITER'S WORKSHOPS
These four-day workshops offer students a chance to learn more about themselves and the world around them through writing. Students have an opportunity to explore different genres of writing, including autobiography, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; develop their writing while working with experienced classroom teachers; and celebrate their work and share their creative pieces in a relaxed atmosphere with peer. For more information, call 662.915.7925 or email umwp@olemiss.edu.