Why Ole Miss and Oxford?
Oxford, Mississippi is a bucolic southern college town of roughly 20,000 residents. The famed Oxford Square is home to culturally diverse restaurants, boutique shops and the Lyric Theatre. Renowned author William Faulkner owned a home in Oxford – Rowan Oak- which is a short walk from the Oxford Square and accessible for historic tours. Students, residents and visitors enjoy fishing, boating and lazy weekends at Sardis Lake – a nearly 100,000-acre water resource development project located just outside of town.
The University of Mississippi Museum is a cultural hub open to the local community and visitors alike, and residents 65 years and older can enjoy tuition-free courses offered at Ole Miss. The Ford Center for the Performing Arts annually attracts Broadway shows and hosted the first United States Presidential Debate in 2008 between Barack Obama and John McCain. On fall football Saturdays 65,000 screaming fans pack Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to cheer on the Rebels, There is an abundance of history and tradition including William Faulkner’s home Rowan Oak, the Oxford Square.
Please visit the following links for information on activities in Oxford and at the University of Mississippi: