Homecoming Week Offers Activities for Community

Annual celebration features in-person events and programs

OXFORD, Miss. – Members of the University of Mississippi community can participate in a variety of in-person events on campus during Homecoming Week, set for Oct. 19-25. All events will follow the university’s COVID-19 protocols, which are developed in alignment with government orders and public health recommendations. These include requiring face masks or cloth faceRead the story …

University Solicits Applications for 2021 Achieving Equity Grants

Virtual information session set for Wednesday for new round of grants

OXFORD, Miss. – After awarding four inaugural Achieving Equity Grants earlier this year, the University of Mississippi has announced a request for applications for the 2021 round of the competitive seed grant program. Started in 2019, the program supports innovative scholarly and creative efforts that advance knowledge on topics of diversity, equity and inclusion, whichRead the story …

Chancellor Glenn Boyce Speaker for Virtual UM Fall Convocation

University officials to address new and transfer students at Oct. 6 event, issue graduation challenge

OXFORD, Miss. – Glenn Boyce, the University of Mississippi‘s 18th chancellor, will deliver the keynote address to the institution’s first-year and transfer class Tuesday (Oct. 6) during the annual Fall Convocation, which will be hosted virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event begins at 7 p.m. on the university’s official FacebookRead the story …

UM Ranks Best in State for Tuition Value, Career Prospects

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been named the “Best Total Package College” in the state, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education compiled in a new ranking from Zippia.com. The ranking takes into account the most recent College Scorecard Data released by the Department of Education. Zippia, a career expertRead the story …

UM Community Urged to Participate in 2020 Census

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students, faculty and staff have an opportunity to make an impact in Oxford that will last at least 10 years by answering 10 questions in 10 minutes for the 2020 Census. The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census will count everyoneRead the story …

Mississippi Public Universities Release Video to Help Fight COVID-19

JACKSON, Miss. – Students attending Mississippi public universities join all Mississippians in the race against the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, recent information from the Mississippi State Department of Health shows that the 18-29 age group has had more diagnosed COVID-19 cases that any other age group in the state. The offices of university communications fromRead the story …

Welcome Week Offers Activities for UM Community

Abbreviated annual event runs through Friday

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi community can anticipate both virtual and in-person activities during annual Welcome Week, which continues through Friday (Aug. 28). Coordinated by the Ole Miss Student Union and Student Activities Association, the schedule features 10 events, ranging from a movie screenings and bingo to an ice cream giveaway. It beganRead the story …

Webinar Offers Guidance for Lafayette and Panola County Entrepreneurs

Small Business Development Center partners with Secretary of State's office for live session

OXFORD, Miss. – Aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners in Lafayette and Panola counties are invited to attend a live webinar at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 on “How to successfully set up a small business in Mississippi.” Offered by the Mississippi Small Business Development Center, the session will teach participants how to establish a legal businessRead the story …

UM Named Best in State for Job Placement

OXFORD, Miss. – For the fourth year in a row, University of Mississippi students have been named the state’s best at finding employment and keeping it, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education compiled in a new ranking from Zippia.com. The ranking takes into account 10 years’ worth of data on job placementRead the story …

Third Stronger Together Dialogue Series Focuses on Community Action

Student, faculty, staff organizers work to address racial injustice in UM community

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, along with partner organizations, is hosting the third in its Stronger Together trilogy of tent-pole conversations around the topic of racial injustice on campus, in the community and across the nation. The conversation, which will be hosted virtually starting at 6 p.m.Read the story …