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Visiting the University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi invites all prospective students and their families to visit campus in order to experience Ole Miss firsthand. Click below to schedule a visit or to learn more about our visit program.

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Weekday Campus Visit Information

The University of Mississippi offers daily campus visits Monday through Friday beginning at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A campus visit entails an information session conducted by a Regional Admissions Counselor, a campus tour led by Ole Miss Student Ambassadors, as well as a housing tour of one (1) traditional hall and one (1) contemporary hall. Each activity is typically 45-60 minutes in length.

Special appointments with academic representatives may be available upon request. Please note that requests should be made at least one week in advance out of courtesy for the academic representatives.

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Saturday Open Houses

Saturday Open Houses allow weekend opportunities for prospective students and their parents to participate in information sessions, take a campus tour, and visit the residence halls. Registration for Saturday Open Houses will open 8 weeks prior to the event.

Saturday Open House Dates

  • September 6, 2014
  • December 6, 2014
  • January 24, 2015
  • February 21, 2015

*Although we do not charge admission for our visit programs, we are a community service centered university and would appreciate any donations for our Ole Miss Food Bank when you visit campus.

Saturday Open House Agenda

Welcome from University Administration
University officials will bring greetings from the University of Mississippi. Student Leaders will be on hand following the welcome to guide you to the academic program overview sessions.

College Search & Application Session
Students and parents can receive great advice on the college selection process. Session will also discuss campus visits, deadlines, and scholarship tips.

Financial Aid Overview
A representative from the Office of Financial Aid will discuss scholarship and financial aid programs available to students.

Academic Programs and Browse Fair
Learn about the variety of academic programs offered by The University of Mississippi.

Campus Tours
Student-led walking tours of our beautiful campus.

Student Housing Open House
You will see standard traditional and contemporary showrooms and receive student housing information. Tours are also available of the residential colleges.

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Fall Visit Day

October 11, 2014

Fall Visit Day is designed to give visitors a chance to learn what The University of Mississippi is really like directly from faculty and currently enrolled students. An academic browse fair, tours of the campus and residence halls, and sessions on admissions and financial aid are offered. There will NOT be a football game on campus this day. Please note that this is a larger visit program.

*Although we do not charge admission for our visit programs, we are a community service centered university and would appreciate any donations for our Ole Miss Food Bank when you visit campus.

Fall Visit Day Agenda

Welcome from University Administration
University officials will bring greetings from the University of Mississippi. Student Leaders will be on hand following the welcome to guide you to the academic program overview sessions.

Financial Aid Overview
Information is also available at Student Services Fair. A representative from the Office of Financial Aid will discuss scholarship and financial aid programs available to students.

College Search & Application Session
Students and parents can receive great advice on the college selection process. Session will also discuss campus visits, deadlines, and scholarship tips.

Health Professions Advising Office
Staff from the Health Professions Advising Office will discuss the paths to health careers and preparation necessary to apply to these professional programs, and the resources you have available through this office on the UM campus.

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
Learn more about the Honors College at Ole Miss including the application timeline, requirements, academic curriculum, and more.

Academic Programs and Student Activities Fair
Learn about the variety of academic programs offered by The University of Mississippi. Representatives from each academic major will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their programs. Representatives from student life offices, student organizations, and academic specialty programs will also be present to discuss the many opportunities available at Ole Miss.

Picnic in The Grove
Enjoy lunch

Campus Tours
Student-led walking tours of our beautiful campus.

Residence Hall Open House
Get to see a contemporary and traditional residence hall. 

This program is designed specifically for high school students. Students and parents have an opportunity to meet with academic representatives from a variety of majors, tour the campus and residence halls, and gain financial aid and scholarship advice from our experts. Fall Visit Day also offers sessions on Admissions, Housing, Choosing a Major and Student Life. A picnic lunch in the Grove is provided.

*Although we do not charge admission for our visit programs, we are a community service centered university and would appreciate any donations for our Ole Miss Food Bank when you visit campus

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Junior Preview Day

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Junior Preview Day Agenda

Welcome from University Administration
University officials will bring greetings from the University of Mississippi. Student Leaders will be on hand following the welcome to guide you to the academic program overview sessions.

Financial Aid Overview
Information is also available at Student Services Fair. A representative from the Office of Financial Aid will discuss scholarship and financial aid programs available to students.

College Search & Application Session
Students and parents can receive great advice on the college selection process. Session will also discuss campus visits, deadlines, and scholarship tips.

Health Professions Advising Office
Staff from the Health Professions Advising Office will discuss the paths to health careers and preparation necessary to apply to these professional programs, and the resources you have available through this office on the UM campus.

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
Learn more about the Honors College at Ole Miss including the application timeline, requirements, academic curriculum, and more.

Academic Programs and Student Activities Fair
Learn about the variety of academic programs offered by The University of Mississippi. Representatives from each academic major will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their programs. Representatives from student life offices, student organizations, and academic specialty programs will also be present to discuss the many opportunities available at Ole Miss.

Picnic in The Grove
Enjoy lunch

Campus Tours
Student-led walking tours of our beautiful campus.

Residence Hall Open House
Get to see a contemporary and traditional residence hall.

This program is designed specifically for high school students. Students and parents have an opportunity to meet with academic representatives from a variety of majors, tour the campus and residence halls, and gain financial aid and scholarship advice from our experts. Junior Preview Day also offers sessions on Admissions, Housing, Choosing a Major and Student Life. A picnic lunch in the Grove is provided.

*Although we do not charge admission for our visit programs, we are a community service centered university and would appreciate any donations for our Ole Miss Food Bank when you visit campus.

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Get Ready for Ole Miss

*EVENT CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED FOR 2014*

July 19, 2014 (2015 date TBD)

Get Ready for Ole Miss is a college planning conference specifically for students entering their senior year of high school. Program sessions include:

  • Admissions
  • Student Life
  • Financial Aid “Setting it Straight: Making the Numbers Match”
  • Student Housing: “New Place, New Space”
  • Student and Parent Panel Discussions
  • Campus Tours led by Ole Miss Ambassadors
  • Complimentary Picnic Lunch in the Grove

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Group Tours Information

If you would like to set up a group visit for your high school or community college students, please contact the Office of Admissions at 662-915-7564 or email us at visits@olemiss.edu. We encourage high school and community college groups to visit campus during both the Fall and Spring semesters. We offer an information session and campus tour to high school groups on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the week. Please contact us to see what dates are available on our calendar. We will do our best to accommodate your groups, but please keep in mind activities may be limited for larger groups. We will do our best to show your students a great Ole Miss experience!

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General Information for VisitorsFAQ

How do I set up a campus visit?

You can sign up for a campus visit online at www.olemiss.edu/visit. Please be sure the student is the one to register.

When do you offer visits?

We offer visits most Mondays through Fridays at 10am and 1pm. We offer an information session, campus walking tour and a housing tour.

How late can I sign up for a visit?

We close our visit registration within 48 business hours of a visit date.

How early can I sign up for a visit?

Our registration system opens visit days as early as eight weeks prior to the event. We are unable to open visit dates any earlier.

Can I sign my friend up as my “guest”?

We do not suggest signing up multiple students up for a visit under one registration. We ask that each individual student signs up online for the visit. We need each student’s information so that we can have an accurate count of students and guests. We also want to be sure to have their information to begin recruiting them!

Are parents allowed on the tour?

Of course! We actually prefer that parents participate as well. It is always better to have an extra set of ears during our presentations.

Is lunch provided?

We do not provide lunch for our weekday visits, however, you are always more than welcome to stop by the Johnson Commons (dining hall) or Student Union for lunch on your own before or after your tour. Our Fall Visit Day, Junior Preview Day and Get Ready for Ole Miss programs do provide lunch.

Is there a cost to visit?

No! All of our visits and events are completely free. However, we are a community-service based university, and any donations to our Ole Miss Food Bank are greatly appreciated.

How do I know that my visit is confirmed?

Once your visit is confirmed, you will automatically receive a confirmation email sent to the address you provided on the online registration form. Your confirmation is very important, and it will have information on where to meet, how to get here and parking information.

Do you have separate “admitted student” tours?

We do not offer separate admitted student visits. However, in the spring time, we separate juniors and seniors during the information session to ensure that admitted seniors are getting that “next step” information.

What if it rains?

We hope that it will not rain on your visit, however, if it does, we still offer tours. We do not have umbrellas to offer our visitors. Our tours are mainly outdoor walking tours, so please be sure to check the weather before you come so that you can be prepared. If you would like to skip this portion of your visit, that is not a problem as well.

Do you give tours on Saturdays?

We do not offer tours on major holidays or Saturdays. We will, however, have a few special events on Saturdays for those who cannot make it to campus on a weekday. We do not offer visits on any home football game days.

Can I sit in on a class?

We do not recommend you to sit in on a class. It takes up to two weeks to get permission from a department and professor for a visiting student to sit in on a class. There is no way to guarantee that there will not be a test or quiz during these class times. We find it much more beneficial for you to meet with someone in a specific department than sitting in on a class.

What will I see during my walking tour?

You will get to see the main area of campus during your one-hour campus walking tour. Your Ole Miss Ambassador will be a current student who will not only discuss areas of campus life, but he/she will also talk about the history of certain areas of campus. We do not show live classrooms so that we do not disrupt classes. We also do not show athletic facilities because they are too far from our regular tour route.

Do you offer tours of the residence halls?

Student housing tours are offered daily as part of campus visits, which are administered by the Office of Admissions. If you’d like to visit student housing, please register for an official campus visit. Due to the number of visitors we have on campus each day, individual student housing tours are not available.

During the student housing tour, two of the three types of freshman housing that we offer are shown. Visitors will see a showroom in a traditional residence hall and a showroom in a contemporary residence hall. Student rooms in the residential colleges are identical to the rooms in our contemporary halls with the exception of floor type.

For visitors who wish to view all of the amenities in our residential colleges, tours of Residential College South and Luckyday Residential College are available by appointment. If you’d like to tour one of the residential colleges, please reply to your visit confirmation email.

Will I see a bathroom in the residence halls?

You will be able to see the facility in the contemporary hall showroom where the bathroom is located within the room. However, you will not be able to view the facility in the traditional hall because students live in that hall and use those restrooms on a daily basis.

Will I get a chance to visit the Bookstore while on campus?

Yes! Your tour guide will show you where our bookstore is located on campus. You will be unable to stop during the actual tour, however, you will have the opportunity to stop back by after you finish with the housing tour.

Where can I get athletic tickets?

Unfortunately, our office does not sell or give away any athletic tickets. You can purchase these through our ticket office or online at www.olemisssports.com.

Can I meet with an athletic coach?

Due to NCAA compliance rules, our office is not able to schedule athletic meetings. You will need to contact the athletic office.

Where can I stay in Oxford?

Oxford has multiple hotels to choose from, all within a very close distance to campus. For more information, please visit the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau website: http://visitoxfordms.com/where-to-stay/

Can I be with my friends during my visit?

Of course! We love when students visit together, and we will be sure to allow you to enjoy your visit experience together.

Is my student able to spend the night on campus?

Due to liability, we do not offer overnight accommodations. You are more than welcome to check out our various hotels located close to campus. For more information, please visit the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau website: http://visitoxfordms.com/where-to-stay/

How do we schedule special appointments (Honors College, Croft, Engineering, etc.)?

Additional appointment requests for daily campus visits can be made simply by replying to your confirmation email. You will need to sign up for an official visit and reply to the confirmation email with your specific requests. You will receive two emails: one stating that your requests were received and the other with your specific appointments once they are scheduled. Please note that all special appointment requests must be made at least one week in advance for the courtesy of the departments we work with in scheduling these appointments. Please be patient with us because we process appointment requests by the order in which the visit will take place. Also, the Office of Admissions cannot accommodate requests for special appointments during Saturday Special Events.

Can I meet with financial aid while I’m there?

You most certainly can! Our information session will cover costs and scholarships, but if you have more specific questions, our financial aid office would be happy for you to stop by. They have staff members available Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm, so you can drop in at any time to speak with one of them.

Can I have a private tour?

We do not offer private visits. You will be in a group for your information session and then split up for a campus tour. We have roughly 10-12 student ambassadors available during each tour time. If you visit on a Monday or Friday, your tour group is more likely to be a little larger.

Where is the closest airport?

The closest airport to Oxford is the Memphis International Airport (MEM). Memphis is approximately an hour and a half from Oxford.

Is there a shuttle from the airport?

We do not offer a shuttle service to and from the Memphis airport. There are, however, several taxi companies and car rental companies available in both locations.

Do you offer group tours?

We offer group tours for high schools who are interested in bringing their students up for a visit. We do not offer tours for students younger than the high school age. We only offer group tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please do not schedule this visit online because you will need to contact Admissions at 662-915-7564 or visits@olemiss.edu to schedule this visit.

Will I be excused from school?

We can only give out or sign school excuses for students who participate in one of our official campus visits. Excuses can only be given for the exact day that a student participates in the campus visit.

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