IOM: ‘American Idol’ Coming to Campus for Open Auditions

American Idol

American Idol

OXFORD, Miss. – Come Tuesday (June 30), expect an unusually large number of people on campus for a mid-summer day.

In addition to orientation, “American Idol” will arrive on campus that day to hold audition for the final season of the series.

The American Idol bus will be parked on the Union Plaza and the line will extend into the Grove. About 1,500 to 3,000 hopefuls are expected to audition throughout the day, but no amplified sound will be used and security will be in place to keep the crowd and line organized.

Auditions are to begin at 9 a.m. and no more contestants will be allowed in line past 5 p.m. Anyone between the ages of 15 and 28 is eligible to try out. Audition hopefuls who do not already have a parking permit for the Ole Miss campus must obtain a visitor’s permit from the welcome center at the entrance of campus or by visiting the Department of Parking and Transportation website and purchase a daily pass.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating, more information can be found at

Watch past Ole Miss student, Michael Simeon, win over judges in season 14 of American Idol.