A Quick Guide to 2020 Commencement

Before traveling to Oxford, take a look at how parking, services and dining will be offered this weekend

OXFORD, Miss. – Members of the graduating Class of 2020 will return to Oxford this week to celebrate the University of Mississippi‘s 167th Commencement exercises. The Class of 2020 was celebrated last year during a live, virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a commitment from university leaders that an in-person ceremony would beRead the story …

New Course Brings a Deeper Look into War

Two professors join forces to co-teach class rooted in literature and veterans' reintegration into society

OXFORD, Miss – Is war an aberration or an integral part of the human experience? That question lies at the center of LIBA 305: Humanities and the Experience of War, a new class that debuted this spring at the University of Mississippi. Molly Pasco-Pranger, professor and chair of the UM Department of Classics, and AndrewRead the story …

Reckford Challenges 2021 Graduates to ‘Pursue Purpose, Not Just Success’

Habitat for Humanity CEO delivers UM Convocation address at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium during 168th Commencement

OXFORD, Miss. – Jonathan T.M. Reckford, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International, told University of Mississippi graduates on Saturday (May 1) to “pursue purpose, and not just success,” as they wrap up their journeys through college and enter the professional world. During Saturday’s Convocation address, Reckford encouraged the approximately 10,000 people in Vaught-HemingwayRead the story …

A Quick Guide to 2021 Commencement

Here's a look at parking, services and dining to help navigate this weekend's ceremonies

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s 168th Commencement exercises are scheduled this week, when more than 5,000 prospective graduates and their friends and family will gather in Oxford to celebrate with a little “pomp and circumstance.” Jonathan T.M. Reckford, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International, will deliver the Commencement address, set for 8Read the story …

Alumni Offer Wise Words to New Graduates

Ahead of Commencement exercises, 8 Ole Miss alumni share guidance and encouragement

OXFORD, Miss. – As the Classes of 2020 and 2021 celebrate Commencement in early May, they’ll complete an exciting journey, begin their next chapters and join the good company of distinguished alumni. The University of Mississippi is a place where legacies begin, and the following alumni have shown that the greatest achievements are possible whenRead the story …

Analysis: Census Figures Reveal Key Findings for Mississippi, Nation

This week’s release of the national and state population totals, as well as state apportionments, marks the culmination of a year’s dedicated work by local civic and social organizations in partnership with the United Census Bureau in Mississippi and across the nation. The 2020 Census occurred during tumultuous events: deployed in a pandemic, rolled outRead the story …

COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Assistance Available on Campus

OXFORD, Miss. – Members of the University of Mississippi community needing assistance scheduling a local COVID-19 vaccine appointment can get help over the next two weeks on campus. Student pharmacists from the School of Pharmacy will be set up at various locations across campus to help anyone needing to schedule an appointment. The student pharmacistsRead the story …

Doctoral Student, Educator Recognized with MPE Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi doctoral student and English teacher in Belmont has received a $1,000 graduate scholarship from the Mississippi Professional Educators. Kristen Zemek, who teaches at Belmont High School, was among 20 students across the state to receive the $1,000 scholarship from MPE, which is awarded to members who wish toRead the story …

NFL Legend Patrick Willis to Deliver 2020 Commencement Address

One of the most decorated players in Ole Miss football history to speak May 8 to Class of 2020

OXFORD, Miss. – NFL legend Patrick Willis, who overcame tremendous adversity to become a scholar-athlete and one of the most decorated football players in Ole Miss history, will give the University of Mississippi‘s 2020 Commencement address on May 8. Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020, which were postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic last year,Read the story …

School of Journalism and New Media Team Studies Climate Change

Professors, students dive deeper into topic through in-depth, statewide project

OXFORD, Miss. – Nationally and globally, much of the conversation about climate change has been territorial and political. In Mississippi, state leaders have spoken of it rarely, if ever. However, the state’s science, industrial, agricultural and energy sectors have been working to address change and devise strategies. A desire to explore the issue more in-depthRead the story …