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Campus Facilities

Advanced Education Center

The Advanced Education Center has many options for your meeting, conference or seminar along with full service dining and catering.

  • Auditorium with theater seating for 175
  • Executive Conference Room with seating for 30 (U-shaped conference table set-up)
  • Dining Room with seating capacity of 75 - 100 (tables and chairs)
  • Seminar Rooms with seating capacity of 24 - 35

Contact: Alicia Goodson, Administrative Coordinator at (662) 690-6220 or

Photos for UM-Tupelo student ID's can be taken at the Advanced Education Center. For more information about obtaining a student ID, contact Teresa Vails at (662) 690-6216 or

Computer Lab

Three computer labs with up to 14 PCs, a teaching station, and two networked printers are available to instructors and students. The labs are internet connected to the main campus, and one also contains video conferencing equipment. The labs are available to UM students and guests during UM-Tupelo hours of operation unless they have been booked for classroom use.

Lab hours are:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some evening hours are available Monday - Thursday until 8:30 p.m. depending on class meeting times.

If you have specific questions about the computer labs, contact Teresa Vails at (662) 690-6216 or

Distance Learning Classroom

The University of Mississippi - Advanced Education Center has five distance learning classrooms. Courses utilizing distance learning are taught via interactive video. They are usually marked with an asterisk on the course schedule.

These rooms can also be booked for individual, educational/governmental, or corporate video conferences. For availability and rate information, contact Lee Dean at, Coordinator of Interactive Video Network:

Network Operations Center
307 Kinard Hall
University, MS 38677
Phone: 662-915-1401
Fax: 662-234-8744

Audio/Visual Equipment

The Advanced Education Center has audio/visual equipment available for classroom and workshop presentations. Please notify the Advanced Education Center - Tupelo office well in advance to reserve and/or rent any of the following:

  • Overhead projector
  • Portable LCD projector
  • Portable screen
  • Flip charts
  • Easels
  • Microphones

For more information or to reserve equipment for your workshop, contact Alicia Goodson at (662) 690-6220 or .


The Division of Outreach and Continuing Education operates a bookstore for the Tupelo students at the start of each semester for students to purchase textbooks. The bookstore location will be posted in the lobby. Hours of operation are: Monday - Thursday 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. the first two weeks of each Fall and Spring semester and as needed for Intersessions/Summer.

ICC Learning Resource Center and University of Mississippi Library Services

The Learning Resource Center, located near The University of Mississippi Advanced Education Center, offers a collection some 17,000 books, audiovisual materials, and magazines in-house. The Tupelo Campus Librarian works closely with the Interlibrary Loan staff at the UM-Oxford campus in providing speedy service in the location and delivery of any needed books or other library materials. In addition, the LRC can borrow books and obtain photocopies from other libraries across the nation. Access to the Tupelo LRC's online databases and nearly 25,000 e-books is also available at the Learning Resource Center.

For more information or to make a request, call the Tupelo Campus Learning Resource Center at (662) 620-5092 or visit the library's website at

The University of Mississippi Libraries hold over 1.4 million books and 150 databases. Access the homepage at Use the Interlibrary Loan tab on the library homepage and select "Information for Distance Learners" for more information about requesting books and articles. If you have any problems accessing electronic resources from the University's J. D. Williams Library, please contact Melissa Dennis, Outreach & Instruction Librarian, at or 662.915.5861.

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