Modification to Fall 2020 academic calendar
As part of ongoing planning for the upcoming 2020 semester, the university is issuing a modified fall 2020 academic calendar as part of our efforts to protect the health and safety of the campus community. The modified calendar reflects the university’s efforts to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 during the late fall months.
- Classes will begin as currently scheduled on Monday, Aug. 24.
- The last day of classes will be on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
- Final exams will be administered on Nov. 18–20 and Nov. 23–24.
For more details, visit https://registrar.olemiss.edu/academic-calendar/.
UM Confirmed Cases Page
The university’s COVID-19 page is being updated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 among employees and students.
Parking and O.U.T. operations effective June 19-30
Temporary parking rules:
- Parking rules and regulations will remain relaxed through Tuesday, June 30.
- All motorists are allowed to park in any available legal parking space that is not reserved or restricted by posted signage.
- ADA parking spaces still require an ADA credential.
- Metered spaces will not require payment.
- Vehicles with a South Oxford Center (SOC) decal are legal to park on main campus.
- The Welcome Center on University Avenue will remain closed.
Please be on the lookout for information regarding another update on parking rules and regulations changes effective July 1, and permit sales for the 2020-21 academic year.
O.U.T. buses will continue to operate on a reduced schedule/service level. For questions or concerns contact Parking and Transportation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message 662-915-7235. Visit www.outransit.com for detailed information regarding bus routes and schedules.
- Purple Line: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday-Saturday
- Blue East/West Lines: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday-Saturday
- Red North/South Lines: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday-Saturday
- Grey Line: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday-Friday
- Orange Line: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday-Saturday
- The South Oxford Center (SOC) Connector Shuttle will discontinue operation until further notice.
Ole Miss Bookstore cafe open
Hours of operation: Monday–Friday from 7 a.m.–2 p.m.
- Entry/Exit at 1st Floor Patio Only
- Student Union and Textbook Area Closed
- Mask required, except when eating
- Practice social distancing at all times
The Bursar’s Office will be open to receive departmental deposits from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 29-30. We will be open regular hours from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. starting July 1. If you need assistance, please call 662-915-1632 or email email@example.com.
Campus Mail is now open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for pick-up and drop-off of interdepartmental and outgoing mail.
UCC Virtual Drop-in Hours
The University Counseling Center (UCC) will offer virtual drop-in hours every Monday from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. and every Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. These times are open to everyone and are non-confidential and non-clinical. Please join the staff of the UCC for open discussions. For zoom link and information, visit the UCC website.
University COVID-19-related news stories
Faculty and Staff
- Required “Return to Work on Campus” training for all employees
- Digital Attestation of Employee Responsibilities
- UM COVID-19 Daily Symptom Checker
- Human Resources Policies
Other Things to Know
UMMC and MSDH are hosting mobile COVID-19 sample collection sites. The appointment-only testing is free of charge. Mississippians who want to be tested must first complete a free screening from a UMMC clinician through an online questionnaire found at umc.edu/covidscreening. Or, they can call the UMMC Center for Telehealth at (601) 496-7200 on Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Anyone determined to need testing will be given an appointment date and time at the testing site most convenient.
- Weekly, Mon–Sat: Jackson, West Street Farmers Market
- June 25: Macon, Noxubee Civic Center
- June 25: Lambert, Lambert City Hall
- June 26: Bay St. Louis, Hancock County Courthouse
- June 26: Okolona, Okolona Vocational Complex
- June 27: New Albany, Union County Fairgrounds
- June 27: Pearl, Pearl High Schoo
- June 29: Shubuta, Greenhill Missionary Baptist Church
- June 29: Edwards, Edwards Community Center
- June 30: Natchez, Adams County Safe Room
- June 30: Oxford, Lafayette County Arena
For other testing locations available statewide, please visit the Mississippi State Department of Health website. Those testing locations are not affiliated with UMMC and have their own screening and appointment processes.
On the Lighter Side:
- Three Families. Nine Weeks. ‘Things are Getting Annoying’ (New York Times article)
- The university’s pre-college program has created Rebel Quest at Home for 1st-6th graders to keep brains and bodies active this summer through learning packets that Rebel Questers (and their families!) can use at home. Each packet will contain activities on a theme that include learning through play, creativity, movement and interaction with other people. For more information, visit precollege programs.
There are university studies and surveys underway that welcome your participation. Below is information on how you can learn about them and participate.
- Social Environment Changes during COVID-19 Quarantine
- Measurement of COVID-19 Health Impact (MOCHI): uofmississippi.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4O5zfNRsjf0zF65