Experience Ole Miss
EMBRACE THE SPIRIT OF OLE MISS
There’s no telling where the Ole Miss campus ends and the town begins — the university extends its influence around every street corner. Historic architecture makes it one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses.
Activities and Sports
300+ STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
From academics to sports and the arts, join the Ole Miss community for memories across the quaint campus and beyond. Ole Miss’s student organizations allow for students to take a stand for causes they care about, lead community service initiatives, or spend more time engaging in activities they love.
16 DIVISION I SPORTS TEAMS
Representing a source of community and fellowship, the Ole Miss Rebels compete in NCAA Division I athletics. The athletics department sponsors men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, and golf, and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, and tennis, as well as many other sports.
A 155,000 SQ. FT. RECREATION FACILITY
The Turner Center hosts the Department of Campus Recreation and the Department of Health Exercise Science and Recreation Management. Whether you’re catching a yoga class in Group Fitness Studio 305 or taking a lap around the jogging track, the center is a place to retreat and energize.
Culture & History
THE BLUES ARCHIVE
Got the blues? The Blues Archive at the University of Mississippi acquires and preserves blues and blues-related materials in a variety of formats for scholars of the blues, African American studies, and southern culture. With over 60,000 sound recordings, more than 20,000 photographs, an an excess of 1,000 videos and 34,000 books, manuscripts and more, the Blues Archive houses one of the largest collections of blues recordings, publications, and memorabilia in the world.
Part of the University of Mississippi Museum, Rowan Oak is the historic home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner. The 29-acre grounds served as Faulkner’s inspiration and sanctuary, with notes for his novel A Fable still penciled on the walls of his study. Soak in the writer’s surroundings where he lived for over 40 years, penning his most loved works of writing.
THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN CULTURE
The Center for the Study of Southern Culture has three institutes that study the South through a variety of lenses: Southern Foodways Alliance, Living Blues, and the Southern Documentary Project. Founded in the mid-1970s, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture allows students to investigate, learn, and explore the south’s history and culture through studies of film, photography, and oral history.
Did you know? Oxford was ranked No. 4 as “America’s coolest Southern town” and No. 6 as the “coolest college town in the USA” by Jetsetter.com
Moving about Oxford is a breeze, and getting beyond Mississippi is even easier. Whether it’s by train, plane or bus, exploring is stress free.