We appreciate that some departments are making hiring decisions and making decisions on the admission of graduate students. These decisions should not be based on the nationality or country of origin of the applicants. Please know that students, faculty and staff from affected areas will face some limitations on their movement and activity upon entering the U.S. This measure is in place to assist the individual and protect the health and safety of our community. These efforts may be directed by the CDC, U.S. State Department of Health, Mississippi State Department and/or the university. The university will work with state and local public health officials to determine the best plan for entering students, faculty and staff.
If your department is welcoming a visitor who is not a permanent member of the UM community (such as Visiting Scholars, Research Scholars, Recruits, etc.), please assess whether their presence is essential at this time. If you feel it is essential, please make a request to allow their presence to the appropriate Vice Chancellor of your area. If the arrival of the visitor can be delayed, please recommend this to your visitor.