The University of Mississippi!

Dear Parents,

Carolina Orrego

Carolina Orrego

It is hard to believe a month has passed since the beginning of this new year. I hope all of you enjoyed the long break with your son or daughter at home. So far the spring semester is off to a great start, and I am excited that your students are part of it. Spring here in Oxford is a wonderful time of the year that offers a lot of social and cultural opportunities. I encourage all of you to empower your students to get involved on campus and take advantage of all the opportunities we have here waiting for them.

With January behind us, our efforts are now channeled to the upcoming orientation season, our summer sendoffs and, most importantly, Fall Family Weekend 2013, set for Sept. 6 and 7. It’s not too early to start making those hotel reservations and arranging to be here for a wonderful time. With that in mind, also check out the athletics schedule at www.olemisssports.com since lots of exciting SEC matches will take place here on campus.

While fall will be jampacked with opportunities to visit your students, I encourage all of you to find some time to visit this spring and experience both Ole Miss and Oxford. Get to know your students’ circle of friends to truly understand what the Ole Miss family is all about as well as understand what your students experience day-to-day. A great time to come to Oxford is during Double Decker weekend, which will be held April 26-27 this year. I personally love experiencing the local art and food highlighted during this event.

In this issue you will find a great article about senior Courtney Pearson, who recently made history on our campus by being crowned the first African-American homecoming queen. Whitman Smith, director of enrollment services, also provides sound advice on how to help your students be successful in college. As you read this issue, remember a couple of things you can share with your students such as academic calendar deadlines and upcoming events. 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

Hold students to their promises

For many of you, the holiday break might have proved trying, based on your students’ experience in the fall semester. Read More…

Consider hosting a summer sendoff

More than 700 new students got their first taste of being a part of the Ole Miss family this past summer. Read More…

Mark your calendar for Fall Family Weekend

Early September, the maples on campus will not have turned bright orange yet, and you might still break a sweat sitting in the football stadium, but it is a great time to visit us for the weekend. Read More…

Homecoming queen makes Essence magazine list

Courtney Pearson shares company of Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams. Read More…

News and Events

Spring 2013

February 22 Last day to submit applications
for May and August diplomas
March 4 Deadline for course withdrawals
March 11-15 Spring break
March 20 – April 10 Academic advising
for all summer terms and fall
May 3 Classes end
May 6-10 Final exams
May 11 Commencement

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

To see upcoming athletics events and ticket information, go to www.olemisssports.com.

To see upcoming lectures and performances, go to http://events.olemiss.edu.