Orientation

The University of Mississippi!

Dear Parents,

Carolina Orrego

Carolina Orrego

Summer is almost here, which means students are anxiously awaiting the end of this academic year, and the seniors are embarking on their preparations for graduation. It is hard to believe another year has passed, and soon we will be welcoming our incoming freshman class. Our campus is looking more beautiful with each passing day, and students seem to have enjoyed all the amazing activities that take place in Oxford every spring.

With most of the social activities behind us, it is now more important than ever that you remind your students about their class assignments and final exams. In addition, contact them often, keeping in touch via phone, snail mail and email. Keep the lines of communication open, and remain supportive. One of your students’ best weapons against finals week stress and fatigue is talking about all that is going on with someone who is understanding and supportive. 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.

This edition highlights Ole Miss’ new director of housing, students’ accomplishments and a parents’ initiative 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 for Orientation and Parent Programs


Barksdale Award winners head to Scotland this summer

Two University of Mississippi students have been selected to travel to Scotland this summer to pursue their dreams. Read More…


New Parents Council already making impact

Since 24 families from eight states founded the Ole Miss Parents Council in 2012, the organization’s work and support has already enhanced five areas at the University of Mississippi through gifts totaling $25,000. Read More…


Student Housing welcomes new director

The Department of Student Housing is excited to welcome its new director, Lionel Maten! Read More…


Students forgo beach for ‘Alternative Spring Break’

While other Ole Miss students were relaxing on the beach and hitting the slopes during spring break, freshman interest group (FIG) and living-learning community (LLC) students traveled to Mississippi’s Gulf Coast to serve the local communities and, of course, have a little fun. Read More…

News and Events

Summer 2013

May Intersession

May 13 Classes begin
May 16 Deadline for course withdrawals
May 24 Classes end
May 25 Final exams

Full Summer Session

May 29 Classes begin
June 25 Deadline for course withdrawals
July 24 Classes end
July 25-26 Final exams

First Summer Session

May 29 Classes begin
June 11 Deadline for course withdrawals
June 24 Classes end
June 25-26 Final exams

Second Summer Session

June 27 Classes begin
July 11 Deadline for course withdrawals
July 24 Classes end
July 25-26 Final exams

August Intersession

July 29 Classes begin
August 1 Deadline for course withdrawals
August 9 Classes end
August 10 Final exams

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