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The University of Mississippi!

Dear Parents,

Carolina Orrego

Carolina Orrego

While lots of activities and events will happen in the next couple of weeks, it is important that you remind your students about their class assignments and final exams. In addition, contact them often, keeping in touch via telephone, snail mail and email. Keep the lines of communication open, and remain supportive. One of your students’ best weapons against April stress and fatigue is talking about all that is going on with someone who is understanding and supportive. Consider paying a short visit to campus during April, and plan a fun activity with your students and their roommates. This can serve as a good break and provide needed support and opportunities to talk. Send care packages complete with favorite snacks and encouraging personal notes. Stress once more to your students the wisdom of approaching finals with the attitude of doing their very best and not worrying about what has or has not happened so far in the semester.Summer is almost here, which means students are anxiously awaiting the end of this academic year. It is hard to believe another year has passed, and soon we will be waving goodbye to our graduating seniors and welcoming our incoming freshman class. Our campus is looking more beautiful with each passing day, and students seem to be enjoying all the amazing activities that take place in Oxford every spring. Socially speaking, many Greek and other student organizations schedule their formals, banquets, fundraisers and picnics in April. Also, this is the month for exciting SEC baseball and Oxford’s Double Decker Arts Festival.

This edition highlights Ole Miss’ next Associated Student Body president and a couple of our initiatives on campus. Feel free to share some of the information with your students and other parents you might know. As always, call us, write us, and give us your feedback. We love hearing from you, and so do your students!

Warmest regards,

Carolina Orrego
Assistant Director of Enrollment Services


Campus scavenger hunt promotes diversity

Fifty Ole Miss students took part in the fourth annual OMazing Race held on the Oxford campus March 23 and 24. Read More…


WebIDs available for UM parents

The UM Office of Information Technology has launched a way for parents of Ole Miss students to receive WebIDs to view academic data, pay bills and use other campus services. Read More…


First female African-American ASB president to focus on unity

Kimbrely Dandridge is preparing to take office as Associated Student Body president for 2012-13 at the University of Mississippi. Read More…


Ole Miss unveils new iPad application

The Official Ole Miss App — iPad Edition provides a unique and personal way for the Ole Miss community to stay in touch. To download the app, go to olemiss.edu/ipad. Read a news release about the app.

 

To see the full academic calendar, go to www.olemiss.edu/depts/registrar/acal.html