Visit Campus | Ole Miss (2024)

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You have to see it to believe it.

The Ole Miss campus rests on 3,693 tree-filled acres. It's no wonder why it's considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. When you visit Ole Miss, you'll see why so many students choose to build their legacy here.

What does a visit look like?

Our in-person campus visits consist of an information session with a University staff member, a campus walking tour with an Ole Miss Ambassador, and a tour of our residence halls. Our information sessions cover a wide range of topics including university overview, academic programs, applications, scholarships & financial aid, and student life.

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Find out why Ole Miss is the perfect place to embark on your college career.

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"...a unique place with extraordinary people."

USA Today, Newsweek, and The Princeton Review all agree: Ole Miss is one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation.

Read what they are saying.

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Oxford: The Cultural Mecca of the South

Oxford and Ole Miss blend together, creating a unique and unparalleled destination.

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Are you ready... to visit?

See all the ways you can visit campus to experience this special place we call home.

We offer in-person campus visits that consist of an information session with a campus visit staff member, a campus walking tour with an Ole Miss Ambassador, and a student housing tour.

Registration for weekday visits will open 8 weeks prior to the event.

Come check out all of the excitement that campus has to offer during one of our Fall Fridays! Fall Fridays take place every Friday before a home football game, so these are larger events that offer a unique and fun twist to a campus visit.

These visits include what our normal campus visits offer (an information session, a campus tour given by an Ole Miss Ambassador, a student housing tour), but with the addition of an academic browse fair that will give you the opportunity to meet with academic representatives from across campus.

2024 Fall Fridays - TBD

Saturday Visit Days are weekend opportunities for prospective students and their parents to participate in information sessions, take a campus tour, and visit both a contemporary and traditional style residence hall.

Registration for Saturday Visit Days will open 8 weeks prior to the event.

Saturday Visit Day for spring 2024 happens on March 23.

Fall Visit Day is designed to give current high students and their families a chance to learn what the University of Mississippi is really like, directly from faculty and currently enrolled students. Fall Visit Days also include a browse fair, tours of the campus and residence halls, and sessions on admissions and financial aid. Please note that this is a larger visit program.

Fall Visit Day 2024 TBD

Fall Visit Day Agenda:

Welcome from University Administration

University officials will bring greetings from the University of Mississippi. Student Leaders will be on hand following the welcome to guide you to the academic program overview sessions.

Financial Aid Overview

A representative from the Office of Financial Aid will discuss scholarship and financial aid programs available to students.

Information is also available at the Student Services Fair.

College Search & Application Session

Students and parents can receive great advice on the college selection process. Session will also discuss campus visits, deadlines, and scholarship tips.

Health Professions Advising Office

Staff from the Health Professions Advising Office will discuss the paths to health careers, the preparation necessary to apply to these professional programs, and the resources you have available through this office on the UM campus.

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Learn more about the Honors College at Ole Miss including the application timeline, requirements, academic curriculum, and more.

Academic Programs and Student Activities Fair

Learn about the variety of academic programs offered by the University of Mississippi. Representatives from each academic major will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their programs.

Representatives from student life offices, student organizations, and academic specialty programs will also be present to discuss the many opportunities available at Ole Miss.

Complimentary Lunch in Rebel Market

Enjoy lunch from a variety of options.

Campus Tours

Student-led walking tours of our beautiful campus.

Student Housing Open House

View contemporary and traditional residence halls.

Admitted Student Days are designed to give admitted high school seniors and their families a chance to learn what the University of Mississippi is really like, directly from faculty and currently enrolled students. Students will meet with academic program representatives from their chosen area of study, tour campus and residence halls, and have the opportunity to choose from a series of breakout sessions on topics such as scholarships and financial aid.

Capacity Reached - February 2, February 9, February 16, March 1

March 22 - Open

Admitted Student Days Agenda:

Welcome from University Administration

University officials will greet admitted students. Student Leaders will be on hand following the welcome to guide you to the academic program overview sessions.

Academic Specific Activities

Students and families will have the opportunity to spend the morning with students’ future academic school/college. Programming is also provided for students who have yet to decide on a major (Freshman Studies).

Complimentary Lunch in Rebel Market

Enjoy lunch from a variety of options.

Campus Tours

Student-led walking tours of our beautiful campus.

Student Housing Open House

View contemporary and traditional residence halls.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Afternoon breakout sessions give students a chance to learn about a variety of topics in depth. Topics include Financial Aid & Scholarships, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Health Professions Advising, Pre-Law Advising, FASTrack, Student Disability Services, and more!

Junior Preview Day is designed to give current high school juniors and their families a chance to learn what the University of Mississippi is really like, directly from faculty and currently enrolled students.

Junior Preview Day also offers an academic browse fair, tours of the campus and residence halls, and sessions on admissions and financial aid. Please note that this is a larger visit program.

The date for 2024 Junior Preview Day is April 13.

Junior Preview Day Agenda:

Welcome from University Administration

University officials will greet high school juniors. Student Leaders will be on hand following the welcome to guide you to the academic program overview sessions.

Financial Aid Overview

A representative from the Office of Financial Aid will discuss scholarship and financial aid programs available to students.

Information is also available at the Student Services Fair.

College Search & Application Session

Students and parents can receive great advice on the college selection process. Session will also discuss campus visits, deadlines, and scholarship tips.

Health Professions Advising Office

Staff from the Health Professions Advising Office will discuss the paths to health careers and preparation necessary to apply to these professional programs, and the resources you have available through this office on the UM campus.

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Learn more about the Honors College at Ole Miss including the application timeline, requirements, academic curriculum, and more.

Academic Programs and Student Activities Fair

Learn about the variety of academic programs offered by the University of Mississippi. Representatives from each academic major will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their programs. Representatives from student life offices, student organizations, and academic specialty programs will also be present to discuss the many opportunities available at Ole Miss.

Complimentary Lunch in Rebel Market

Enjoy lunch from a variety of options.

Campus Tours

Student-led walking tours of our beautiful campus.

Student Housing Open House

View contemporary and traditional residence halls.

We’re bringing Ole Miss to you! The Hotty Toddy Tour – Academic Roadshow is designed specifically for prospective juniors, sophom*ores, and their families by giving you the opportunity to meet and interact with representatives from Ole Miss academic departments. Students and families will hear from university administration, faculty members and local alumni, receive an overview of the admissions process, and learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

If you would like to set up a group visit for your high school or community college students, please contact the Office of Campus Visit and Orientation Programs at 662-915-2131 or email us at visits@olemiss.edu. We encourage high school and community college groups to visit campus during both the Fall and Spring semesters.

We offer an information session and campus tour to high school groups on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the week. Please contact us to see what dates are available on our calendar. We will do our best to accommodate your groups, but please keep in mind activities may be limited for larger groups.

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We're Here for You

Meet Brooke, our coordinator of campus visit programs. She can help you with anything to make your visit a memorable one.

Brooke Roberts

Coordinator of Campus Visits

  • visits@olemiss.edu
  • (662) 915-7226

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Still Have Questions? We've Got Answers.

Check out our frequently asked questions below.

You can sign up for a campus visit online.

Please be sure the student is the one to register.

We offer visits most Mondays through Fridays at 10:15 am and 1:15 pm. We offer an information session, campus walking tour and a housing tour.

We close our visit registration within 48 business hours of a visit date.

Our registration system opens visit days as early as eight weeks prior to the event. We are unable to open visit dates any earlier.

We do not suggest signing up multiple students for a visit under one registration. We ask that each individual student signs up online for the visit. We need each student’s information so that we can have an accurate count of students and guests. We also want to be sure to have their information to begin recruiting them!

Of course! We actually prefer that parents participate as well. It is always better to have an extra set of ears during our presentations.

We do not provide lunch for our weekday visits; however, you are always more than welcome to stop by Rebel Market or our Student Union for lunch on your own before or after your tour. Our Fall Visit Day and Junior Preview Day programs do provide lunch.

No! All of our visits and events are completely free. However, we are a community-service based university, and any donations to our Ole Miss Food Bank are greatly appreciated.

Once your visit is confirmed, you will automatically receive a confirmation email sent to the address you provided on the online registration form. Your confirmation is very important, and it will have information on where to meet, how to get here and parking information.

We hope that it will not rain on your visit; however, if it does, we still offer tours. Our tours are mainly outdoor walking tours, so please be sure to check the weather before you come so that you can be prepared. If you would like to skip this portion of your visit, that is not a problem as well.

We do not offer tours on major holidays or Saturdays. We will, however, have a few special events on Saturdays for those who cannot make it to campus on a weekday. We do not offer visits on any home football game days.

We do not recommend you to sit in on a class. It takes up to two weeks to get permission from a department and professor for a visiting student to sit in on a class. There is no way to guarantee that there will not be a test or quiz during these class times. We find it much more beneficial for you to meet with someone in a specific department rather than sitting in on a class.

You will get to see the main area of campus during your one-hour campus walking tour. Your Ole Miss Ambassador will be a current student who will not only discuss areas of campus life, but he/she will also talk about the history of certain areas of campus. We do not show live classrooms so that we do not disrupt classes. We also do not show athletic facilities because they are too far from our regular tour route.

Student housing tours are offered daily as part of campus visits, which are administered by the Office of Campus Visit and Orientation Programs. If you’d like to visit student housing, please register for an official campus visit. Due to the number of visitors we have on campus each day, individual student housing tours are not available.

During the student housing tour, two of the three types of freshman housing that we offer are shown. Visitors will see a showroom in a traditional residence hall and a showroom in a contemporary residence hall. Student rooms in the residential colleges are identical to the rooms in our contemporary halls with the exception of floor type.

For visitors who wish to view all of the amenities in our residential colleges, tours of Residential College South and Luckyday Residential College are available by appointment. If you’d like to tour one of the residential colleges, please reply to your visit confirmation email.

You will be able to see the facility in the contemporary hall showroom where the bathroom is located within the room. However, you will not be able to view the facility in the traditional hall because students live in that hall and use those restrooms on a daily basis.

Yes! Your tour guide will show you where our bookstore is located on campus. You will be unable to stop during the actual tour, however, you will have the opportunity to stop back by after you finish with the housing tour.

Unfortunately, our office does not sell or give away any athletic tickets. You can purchase these through our ticket office or online.

Due to NCAA compliance rules, our office is not able to schedule athletic meetings. You will need to contact the athletic office for assistance.

Oxford has multiple hotels to choose from, all within a very close distance to campus. For more information, please visit the Visit Oxford website.

Of course! We love when students visit together, and we will be sure to allow you to enjoy your visit experience together.

Due to liability, we do not offer overnight accommodations. You are more than welcome to check out our various hotels located close to campus. For more information, please visit the Visit Oxford website.

Additional appointment requests for daily campus visits can be made simply by replying to your confirmation email. You will need to sign up for an official visit and reply to the confirmation email with your specific requests. You will receive two emails: one stating that your requests were received and the other with your specific appointments once they are scheduled. Please note that all special appointment requests must be made at least one week in advance for the courtesy of the departments we work with in scheduling these appointments. Please be patient with us because we process appointment requests by the order in which the visit will take place. Also, the Office of Campus Visit and Orientation Programs cannot accommodate requests for special appointments during Saturday Special Events.

You most certainly can! Our information session will cover costs and scholarships, but if you have more specific questions, our Financial Aid Office would be happy for you to stop by. They have staff members available Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm, so you can drop in at any time to speak with one of them.

We do not offer private visits. You will be in a group for your information session and then split up for a campus tour. We have roughly 10-12 student ambassadors available during each tour time. If you visit on a Monday or Friday, your tour group is more likely to be a little larger.

The closest airport to Oxford is the Memphis International Airport (MEM). Memphis is approximately an hour and a half from Oxford.

We do not offer a shuttle service to and from the Memphis airport. There are, however, several taxi companies and car rental companies available in both locations.

We offer group tours for high schools who are interested in bringing their students up for a visit. We do not offer tours for students younger than the high school age. We only offer group tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please do not schedule this visit online because you will need to contact the Office of Campus Visit and Orientation Programs at 662-915-2131 or email visits@olemiss.edu to schedule this visit.

We can only give out or sign school excuses for students who participate in one of our official campus visits. Excuses can only be given for the exact day that a student participates in the campus visit.

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