Student Housing

The University of Mississippi

Residential College SouthRCS

Built in 2009, Residential College South (RC South) is modeled after the residential colleges at such storied universities as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Yale. Attracting students of all classifications and all majors, RC South seeks to create an atmosphere that is conducive to both learning and fun. A senior faculty fellow lives in the building with his family and contributes to life in the college by programming activities that help students nurture their academic and extracurricular interests. Past and present programs include the Language Table program where students of foreign languages can eat meals with native speakers to practice their skills; classes in tai chi chuan and dancing; cooking lessons in Asian and French cuisines; open-mic nights where musicians can showcase their talents; and special meals like the annual crawfish boil in the spring. Members of RC South live in a contemporary building with private bathrooms and access to the college’s own dining hall, fitness room, music practice room, computer lab, study rooms, and library. Additional programs are offered by both CAs and members of the RC South Cabinet, the RC South student governing group. RC South is a place where students learn as much from each other as from professors in the classroom.

Each resident room is furnished with desks, dressers, nightstands, a fridge, and a twin extra-long bed for each student. All rooms are air-conditioned. Our custodial staff clean the in-room bathrooms and sink areas (only) in student rooms twice monthly. Students are responsible for keeping the sleeping areas of their rooms clean and supplying toilet tissue for in-room bathrooms.

Ethernet hookups, wireless internet, and basic cable are included in every room. A 24-hour front desk, a community assistant on each floor, a live-in graduate community director, and student ID card readers on all exterior doors make RC South a safe and secure place to live.


Front Desk Phone Number: 662-915-2059


Graduate Community Director: Lydia Hayes – or 662-915-2047









Area Coordinator: Tom Park—662-915-8910 or


Community Info

Application for 2015-2016 academic year: opening January 15, 2015 (for freshmen; sophomores, upperclassmen, & returning RC South members contact Sue Gauthier)

For consideration, students must meet the following requirements PRIOR TO committee review:

  • Be fully admitted to the university (must have ‘admitted’ status, not ‘prospect’ or ‘applicant’)
  • Have completed the housing application for 2015-16 by paying the non-refundable application fee

Application Essay Prompt (250 word maximum for each essay question)

All RC South members complete 8 hours of community service per semester. The service hours can be for the building (e.g. leading study groups), the University (e.g. Grove clean-up), community non-profits, and/or religious and service organizations. First, tell us about service projects or volunteer hours you have completed in the past. Second, what type of service projects do you want to work on while you are a member of the Residential College South, and why?

Who Should Apply

Students who:

  • Seek an academically supportive environment
  • Thrive on social interaction with fellow students and faculty members
  • Are willing to help their fellow students
  • Like to volunteer and participate in community activities
  • Are committed to diversity it all its forms.

Community Expectations and Requirements
Students will:

  • Maintain academic good standing at the university
  • Participate and contribute to events planned by CAs and the RC South Cabinet leaders
  • Respect fellow community members, resident assistants, Ole Miss staff and faculty, community members, and others I meet during this experience
  • Collaborate with others as well as be proactive in helping the community reach its goals
  • Contribute to an environment where learning can flourish.

For more information on Residential College South, please contact email or call 915-1792.

Please note that all residents are required to purchase the RC Unlimited Plus 1 Dining Plan.

Facility Info



Floor Plans

Room Dimensions


Width = 32 inches
Depth = 24 inches
Height = 30 inches

Width = 17 inches
Depth = 24 inches
Height = 30 inches

Width = 29.5 inches
Depth = 24 inches
Height = 30 inches

Mattress (twin extra long): 35 inches x 79 inches
Frame: 38 inches x 84 inches
Bed can be raised to 30.5-34″ off the ground and can be lowered in 3″ increments

Closet Area (each section)
Width = 48 inches
Depth = 16.5 inches
Height (ceiling to floor) = 108 inches
Closets do not have doors. Students must bring curtains and tension rods if they wish to cover their closets. If using two tension rods, each needs to be 47″. If using one rod, it needs to be 94″.

Width = 38 inches
Height = 68 inches
Sill = 7.5 inches
Top of window to floor = 95 inches

Sink Area
The spaces below the sink are 14.0″ wide, 28.73″ tall, and 20.0″ deep on the left side. The right side is the same except it is only 13.75″ wide.

Width = 18.5 inches
Height = 33 inches
Depth = 17.5 inches

Ceiling Height

1st Floor = 107.5 inches

2nd Floor = 111.5 inches

3rd Floor= 106 inches

4th Floor = 105.5 inches