Ole Miss Student Union

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The Ole Miss Student Union, along with other university campus partners, has assembled a comprehensive list of events and activities taking place during the first month of the academic year (August 16 – September 15). Below, you will find events and activities ranging from movies in the Grove with the Student Activities Association to fitness events with Campus Recreation. With nearly 100 events and activities taking place, we hope to welcome students to the Ole Miss campus this fall with many ways to get involved and engaged on campus.

 

Month of Welcome 2016

August 15 

Rebel Run Registration
Student Activities Association
My.OleMiss.edu
8:00 a.m.
**Open only to freshmen students and limited to the first 2,000 registrants**

Intramural Sports Registration
Campus Recreation
IMLeagues.com
Noon

 

August 18

VIP Night
Student Union Ole Miss Bookstore
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fresh to Ole Miss Trivia
Residential Housing Association
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Minor Hall

Splash Into Ole Miss
Campus Recreation
Turner Center
8:00 p.m. – Midnight

 

August 19

New Student Kickoff Picnic and Pep Rally
The Pavilion at Ole Miss
4:45 p.m.

Women’s Soccer (vs. Louisiana-Lafayette)
Ole Miss Athletics
Ole Miss Soccer Field
6:00 p.m.

 

August 20

Let’s Have a Tie Dye Day
Residential Housing Association
Stewart Hall Lawn
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hotty Toddy Hangout
Student Activities Association
Student Union Plaza
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

August 21

Women’s Soccer (vs. Northwestern State)
Ole Miss Athletics
Ole Miss Soccer Field
7:00 p.m.

ASB Senate
Associated Student Body
Lamar 131
7:45

Grove-In Movie Series- The Blind Side
Student Activities Association
The Grove
8:30 p.m.

 

August 22

Welcome Back Day
Student Activities Association
Student Union Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ballpit with Strangers
Student Activities Association
Student Union Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Photo Booth
Student Activities Association
Student Union Plaza
10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Silent Disco
Student Activities Association
The Grove (Rain Location: Turner Center)
9:00 p.m.

 

August 23

Ballpit with Strangers
Student Activities Association
Student Union Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Get Involved Fair
Office of the Dean of Students
The Circle
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Student Affairs Ice Cream Social
Division of Student Affairs and Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience
Student Union Porch
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Union Unplugged
Student Activities Association
Student Union Plaza
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registered Student Organization Orientation
Office of the Dean of Students
Farley 202
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Fall Convocation
The Pavilion at Ole Miss
7:00 p.m.

 

August 24

Breakfast on the Plaza
Student Activities Association
Student Union Plaza
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Ballpit with Strangers
Student Activities Association
Student Union Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Get Involved Fair
Student Activities Association
The Circle
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MSync Training
Associated Student Body
Law School
12:45 p.m.

Passport to Diversity
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
Union Ballroom
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Laser Tag
Student Activities Association
The Grove
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

August 25

ASB Day
Associated Student Body
TBD
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ball pit with Strangers
Student Activities Association
Student Union Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Union Unplugged
Student Activities Association
Student Union Plaza
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registered Student Organization Orientation
Office of the Dean of Students
Farley 202
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

ASB RSO Funding Training
Associated Student Body
TBD
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

August 26

Coffee with a Cop
UPD, OPD, and Student Activities Association
Student Union Plaza
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Ballpit with Strangers
Student Activities Association
Student Union Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lewis Black
Gertrude Ford Center & Student Activities Association
Ford Center for the Performing Arts
7:30 p.m.

Women’s Soccer (vs. Memphis)
Ole Miss Athletics
Ole Miss Soccer Field
7:00 p.m.

 

August 27

Pride Camp
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
Bryant 209
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

August 28

Women’s Soccer (vs. Lipscomb)
Ole Miss Athletics
Ole Miss Soccer Field
6:00 p.m.

 

August 29

Fly in the Buttermilk Screening
NPHC
Bryant
7:00 p.m.

Creed Week
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement & Associated Student Body
Campus-wide
All day

 

August 30

African American male Networking Luncheon
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
Union Ballroom
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m..

Wilderness Survival Workshop
Campus Recreation
South Campus Rail Trail
4:00 p.m.

Creed Week
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement & Associated Student Body
Campus-wide
All Day

 

August 31

Let’s Talk Series: First Generation Student
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
Stewart Hall 129
Noon- 1:30 a.m.

Greek Forum
NPHC
Ford Center
7:00 p.m.

Creed Week
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement & Associated Student Body
Campus-Wide
All Day

 

September 1

CICCE Open House
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
Stewart Hall 129
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ole Miss Football Pep Rally
Associated Student Body & Ole Miss Athletics
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
6:00 p.m.

Homecoming Election Certification Meeting
Associated Student Body
TBD
7:00 p.m.

Glow Run
Campus Recreation
Campus Rec
8:00 p.m.

 

September 2

Step Show
NPHC
Tad Pad
6:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball (vs. Arlington)
Ole Miss Athletics
6:00 p.m.
The Pavilion at Ole Miss

 

September 3

Women’s Volleyball
Ole Miss Athletics
(vs. McNeese State) 1:00 p.m.
(vs. North Carolina State) 7:30 p.m.
The Pavilion at Ole Miss

 

September 4

Women’s Soccer (vs. Troy)
Ole Miss Athletics
Ole Miss Soccer Field
7:00 p.m.

 

September 5

Ole Miss Football Watch Party
Student Activities Association
The Grove
7:00 p.m.

 

September 6

Nature Walk
Campus Recreation
South Campus Trail
5:00 p.m.

 

September 7

Registered Student Organization Orientation
Office of the Dean of Students
Farley 202
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Are You Ready? Dialogue Series: Let’s Start the Conversation
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
Bryant 209
5:00 p.m.

IFC Round Zero
IFC
TBD

Orvis Fly Fishing 101
Campus Recreation
Turner Center Pool
6:30 p.m.

 

September 8

Registered Student Organization Orientation
Office of the Dean of Students
Farley 202
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

September 9

Women’s Soccer (vs. Missouri)
Ole Miss Athletics
Ole Miss Soccer Field
7:00 p.m.

 

September 10

Everybody’s Tent
Associated Student Body
The Grove
Time: TBD

 Rebel Run
Student Activities Association & Ole Miss Alumni Association
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Time: TBD 

Football (vs. Wofford)
Ole Miss Athletics
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
3:00 p.m.

 Green Grove Initiative
Office of Sustainability
The Grove

 

September 11

Introductory Sailing Clinic
Campus Recreation
Sardis Lower Lake, Mississippi
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer (vs. South Alabama)
Ole Miss Athletics
Ole Miss Soccer Field
1:00 p.m.

 

September 12

Master Swim
Campus Recreation
Turner Center Pool
6:00 a.m.

Intramural Sports: Flag Football
Campus Recreation
Intramural Fields
TBD

Graduate, Law and Health Professional School Fair
Career Center
The Inn at Ole Miss Ballrooms
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registered Student Organization Orientation
Office of the Dean of Students
Farley 202
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

September 13

Homecoming and ASB Senate Election Day
Associated Student Body
Ole Miss Campus
All day

Swim 2 Live
Campus Recreation
7:00 p.m.
Turner Center Pool

September 14

Registered Student Organization Orientation
Office of the Dean of Students
Farley 202
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Aqua Aerobics
Campus recreation
Turner Center Pool
5:30 p.m.

 

September 15

Panhellenic Recruitment Orientation
Panhellenic
TBD
3:00 p.m.

Hammock Hangout/S’mores with Outdoors
Campus Recreation
South Campus rail Trail
6:00 p.m.

 

After September 15th

September 18th

Splash Into Ole Miss
Campus Recreation
Turner Center
8:00 a.m. – Noon

September 18th

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff/Opening Lecture
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
Union Ballroom
4:00 p.m.

September 21st
CARE Walk
Panhellenic
The Grove
4:00 p.m.

September 27th
Group Fitness Sampler
Campus Recreation
Turner Center 305
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.