Leadership Institute for Rising 9th Graders
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. The closest major airport is Memphis International Airport. Students must check in between 12:00 pm and 2:00 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.
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 2:30 pm. Details will be provided prior to arrival.
Official move-in dates:
|First Session||Registration||Second Session||Registration|
|May 29||12:00 pm||June 10||12:00 pm|
Orientation typically occurs at 2:30 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.
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.)
- One formal outfit for professional meetings
* 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 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 Date||Second Session Date|
|June 10 at noon||July 22 at noon|
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