Live Ole Miss!
Everything we do prepares our students to be independent and contributing global citizens. Through our actions, we prepare our students by promoting healthy relationships, ethical decision making, and participation as leaders in their respective communities. We prepare our students to meet life’s challenges that lie ahead. By the way, we provide on-campus housing! Are you ready to #LiveOleMiss?
Living on campus allows you to be close to your classes, recreational facilities, dining options, the library, and of course, game day! You have easy access to the University’s bus routes, taking you wherever you need to go on campus and in the community. You are also closer to a variety of study spaces and tutoring opportunities. This convenient access to academic resources helps you succeed. According to research done at The University of Mississippi, students who live on campus are more likely to graduate in four years.
The safety and security of our residents is our top priority. You are surrounded by a plethora of people who are here to make sure you stay safe. This can be anyone from UPD, your Community Coordinator, to your Community Assistant living right on your floor with you! The front desks of all of our buildings are open 24 hours a day when buildings are open and UPD patrols regularly to make sure buildings are secure, you are safe and can receive whatever help you might need.
You can foster intrapersonal self-esteem as a part of a residential community. You have the opportunity to make a diverse group of friends who will add to your overall college experience. You can become involved in the Residence Hall Association, opening you up to leadership opportunities. Through the Department of Student Housing, you can take advantage of our travel opportunities such as Destination Unknown and Alternative Break, which also allows you to build community with people from other areas of campus and make lifelong connections.
At first glance, living off-campus may seem more affordable. However, when factoring in additional costs (rent, utilities, cable, internet, furniture, and maintenance) living on campus can be more affordable. All of this is included in one cost and is billed directly to your Bursar account twice a year- that means financial aid is directly applied!