Something for Everyone During UM Welcome Month

From silent disco to laser tag, wide-ranging events on deck for campus community

Students stop to take a photo during the Silent Disco as part of Welcome Week festivities. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

OXFORD, Miss. – As the 2019-20 academic year draws near, members of the University of Mississippi community have plenty of activities to get them plugged in during the first week of class and thereafter.

Coordinated by the Ole Miss Student Union and Student Activities Association, the schedule features activities for all, including a picnic, silent disco party, Grove-in movie and laser tag, among many other events. Welcome Week is part of the university’s “Month of Welcome,” which runs through Sept. 14.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the scheduled events next week:

Saturday (Aug. 24)

  • Welcome Picnic-Pep Rally: 5-7:30 p.m., the Grove

Sunday (Aug. 25)

  • Grove-In Movie Series: 8-11:30 p.m., the Grove (rain location: Lamar Hall, Room 129)

Monday (Aug. 26)

  • Ballpit with Strangers: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Welcome Back Carnival: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Dunk your Orientation Leader: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Laser Tag: 8-11 p.m., Union Ballroom

Tuesday (Aug. 27)

  • CFA Biscuits on the Plaza: 7:30-9 a.m., Union Plaza
  • Ballpit with Strangers: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Get Involved Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Circle
  • Sno Biz: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Puppies on the Plaza: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Tech Summit: 2-4 p.m., Ford Center
  • Fall Convocation: 6-8 p.m., The Pavilion

Wednesday (Aug. 28)

  • Tech Summit: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Ford Center
  • Ballpit with Strangers: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Bungee Trampoline: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Plaza
  • South Campus Rec Center Grand Opening: 3:30-5:30 p.m., South Campus Recreation Center
  • Get Involved Fair: 6-9 p.m., the Circle
  • Silent Disco: 9-11 p.m., the Grove (rain location: Tad Pad)

Thursday (Aug. 29)

  • Ballpit with Strangers: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Union Grand Opening: noon-2 p.m., Ole Miss Student Union
  • Yoga in the Grove: 6-7 p.m., the Grove

Friday (Aug. 30)

  • Ballpit with Strangers: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Sno Biz: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Rockwall: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Union Plaza

Click here for a full list of events scheduled throughout the month.

Some events are hosted in conjunction with departments and partners across campus, including the Office of the ChancellorOffice of the Vice Chancellor for Student AffairsCenter for Student Success and First-Year Experience, Office of Leadership and Advocacy, Associated Student BodyCampus Recreation, the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural EngagementDepartment of Intercollegiate AthleticsUniversity Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, Office of Leadership and Advocacy and Mississippi Blood Services.