When can I get to campus?

We hear this question every day from international students like you. With the coronavirus pandemic, we understand that visa availability and travel plans may have been impacted. As always, the University of Mississippi has you covered.

Your health and safety remain our top priorities as we work to get you to campus as soon as possible. Our team is prepared to support you in beginning your university journey in a way that is tailored to you. Explore our start solutions below.

Option 1
On-Campus Spring Semester — January Start

The University of Mississippi will remain open for the Spring 2021 semester. You are welcome to arrive on campus at the start of the regular semester in Spring, if that is possible for you. Our team will be available to support you during your transition to life in the U.S.

Option 2
Virtual Start

If you are unable to arrive on campus for the Spring 2021 semester, you are invited to participate in virtual Spring classes, a digital classroom experience that lets you begin your program right away, from home—no study delays or interruptions—and transition smoothly to the University of Mississippi next semester.

Find a solution that works

Explore which path to your university degree makes the most sense for you:

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa appointment this Spring?

Answer: Yes

Question 2: Are you able to book travel plans for January?

Answer: Yes

On Campus – January Start

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa and make travel plans to arrive on campus for your move-in date in January?

Answer: No

Question 2: Are you able to begin your Ole Miss degree virtually from your home this spring?

Answer: Yes

Virtual Start

For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page

Student stories

Want to learn more about starting to work toward your University of Mississippi degree via live-to-device platform? Hear from international students like you who have already started classes!


“Compared with traditional online courses, live-to-device increases the interaction between teachers and students. In traditional classrooms, professors give the lecture and students listen. When students have questions, they feel uncomfortable to interrupt the lecture. In the Live-to-Device modality, students can use the raise-your-hand button, and the lecturer can choose the right time to interact with the students.”


“This real-time online teaching allows me to concentrate more than in a traditional, large classroom. In the classroom, I am no longer shy about expression and often interact with professors and classmates. This mode also brings great convenience to learning; as long as you have a good internet connection, there is no delay to enter the class. This class mode is not limited by time and space, and you can interact with foreign professors in real time, which is very convenient.”

Stay informed

During this time of uncertainty, we are here for you. See how we have been supporting our students this semester:

Student Support Video

Video message from Ole Miss International’s Managing Director

Campus communications about COVID-19