Prospective Graduate Students Invited to Expo

Feb. 16 event to include tours, information about opportunities and lunch

OXFORD, Miss. – Graduate school is a big investment that can be exciting and often stressful. But the staff at the University of Mississippi Graduate School can guide students in the right direction.

The Graduate School will host its Graduate School Expo on Friday (Feb. 16). This event is designed to showcase the advanced degree programs offered at Ole Miss and to provide participants with information to assist them throughout every stage of this process.

The expo is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Prospective students are welcome to come with enthusiasm, and questions about admissions, acceptance, matriculation, research and funding opportunities.

“Those who come to the expo will have a chance to hear about the wide number of excellent opportunities for graduate education at the University of Mississippi and meet students and professors from the program that most interests them,” said Robert Doerksen, associate dean of the Graduate School.

Participants will have an opportunity to engage with Graduate School staff, speak with current graduate students, visit the academic departments of their choice, discuss research opportunities and program specifics with faculty, tour campus and enjoy a complimentary lunch.

“We are excited to host undergraduate students from colleges and universities in our region at our expo,” said Christy Wyandt, the school’s interim dean. “It provides a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our graduate programs.”

Interested students are strongly encouraged to register for the expo. To register, visit https:// The forms are on the left sidebar.

The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday (Feb. 13). Registered participants will receive an email with the final agenda and event location details closer to the date.

UM is included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification and offers nearly 100 master’s, specialist and doctoral programs. The diverse graduate community is composed of outstanding faculty and students from around the globe.

For more information, contact Brenteria Travis, manager of graduate admissions at