Build Your Legacy
Higher education helps harness your potential, translating your interests and strong suits into a career. Starting college, however, goes beyond acquiring skills and further involves finding a community—a place where you connect with others, feel nurtured by faculty and staff as you progress, and have access to opportunities that inspire, elevate, and align with your expectations.
Not every first-year experience works out the way you planned. Maybe you started at another four-year institution and decided it wasn’t a good fit, or you made the decision to begin your journey at a community or junior college to test the waters and complete your general education requirements before making a firm commitment. What makes the University of Mississippi different may be found in our school cheer, and you may have heard of ”Hotty Toddy” before. But it’s more than a cheer—it’s defined by moments of absolute joy and excitement. It’s an exchange between kindred spirits. It’s a response to a challenge. It’s an emotion felt only by those who’ve walked the hallowed grounds of The Grove. It’s a rally cry and our identity. And it’s one of the many reasons why 22,000 students call Ole Miss and the quaint southern town of Oxford home. Throw in our 400 student organizations and clubs, a football game day experience that is second to none, and an unmatched local food, music, and arts scene and you have college experience like no other.
We invite you to take a look at what we have and encourage you to find out how you can build your legacy at Ole Miss.