Ole Miss Student Union

The University of Mississippi

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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 14 – 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 2017

 

Thursday, August 10 

White Coat Ceremony

School of Pharmacy

Gertrude C. Ford Center

7:00 p.m.

 

Monday, August 14

MAIN Event Worship

Baptist Student Union

Baptist Student Union Center

7:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, August 15

Hotty Toddy Hangout

Admissions

RH2 and RH3 Courtyard

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Baptist Student Union Cookout

Baptist Student Union

Pat Lamar Park (meet at BSU Center to carpool to Pat Lamar)

6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, August 16

Alcohol and Other Drugs – Greek Life Seminar

Health Promotion & Fraternal Leadership & Learning

Ford Center

6:00 p.m.

 

Violence Prevention – Greek Life Seminar

Office of Violence prevention & Fraternal Leadership & Learning

Ford Center

7:00 p.m.

 

Glow Games at BSU

Baptist Student Union

Baptist Student Union Center

9:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 17

FASTrack Welcome Lunch

FASTrack

Lamar Hall Lobby

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Splash Into Ole Miss

Campus Recreation

Turner Center

8:00 p.m.

 

Make-up Advisor Orientation

Office of Leadership and Advocacy

TBA

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Friday, August 18

Hotty Toddy Hangout

Student Activities Association

The Grove

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

Provost Scholars Seminar

Provost

Ford Center and Lyceum Circle

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Ole Miss. Vs Alabama State

Women’s Soccer

Oxford, MS

7:00 p.m.

 

Movie and Game Night at BSU

Baptist Student Union

Baptist Student Union Center

7:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 19

Wecome PicNic and Pep Rally

Center For Student Success & First Year Experience

The Grove

5:15 p.m.

 

All Student Meeting (Theatre Arts)

Department Of Theatre Arts

Fulton Chapel

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

Auditions for CHICAGO

Department of Theatre Arts

Fulton Chapel

1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 20

Movie Series: Monsters University

Student Activities Association

The Grove

8:00 p.m

Employment Info Session

Campus Recreation

Turner Center

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Ole Miss Vs. Northwestern State

Women’s Soccer

Oxford, MS

7:00 p.m.

 

Monday, August 21

Ball-Pit with Strangers

Student Activities Association, Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement , One Mississippi and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

The Circle

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Rock Climbing Wall

Student Activities Association 

Galtney-Lott Plaza

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Sno-Biz

Student Activities Association

The Circle

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Photobooth

Student Activities Association

The Circle

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Experience the 2017 Eclipse Across America

J.D. Williams Library

The Quad (at the Library Tent near the Phi Mu Foundation)

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Solar Eclipse Viewing

Department of Astronomy

Lewis Hall

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (with maximum eclipse at 1:24 p.m.)

 

Violence Prevention – Greek Life Seminar

Office of Violence prevention & Fraternal Leadership & Learning

Ford Center

6:00 p.m.

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs – Greek Life Seminar

Health Promotion & Fraternal Leadership & Learning

Ford Center

7:00 p.m.

 

Silent Disco

Student Activities Association

The Grove

9:00 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

Games and Sno Cones

Baptist Student Union

Games in the Grove; Snow cones following at BSU Center

7:00 p.m.

 

Employment Info Session

Campus Recreation

Turner Center

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, August 22

Ball-Pit with Strangers

Student Activities Association, Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement , One Mississippi and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

The Circle

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Pavilion Presents

Student Activities Association

The Pavilion at Ole Miss

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Get Involved Fair

Office of Leadership and Advocacy and Ole Miss Student Union

The Circle

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Ice Cream Social

Ole Miss Student Union and Center for Student Success and First Year Experience

The Circle

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Fall Convocation

Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience

The Pavilion

7:00

 

Wednesday, August 23

Breakfast: Coffee and Shipley’s Donuts

Student Activities Association

Lyceum Circle 

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

Ball-Pit with Strangers

Student Activities Association, Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement , One Mississippi and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

The Circle

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Get Involved Fair

Office of Leadership and Advocacy and Ole Miss Student Union

Lyceum Circle

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

RSO Funding Orientation

Office of Leadership and Advocacy

Bishop 209

6:30 p.m.

 

2v2 Sand Volleyball Tournament Registration

Campus Recreation

Intramural Fields

12:00 p.m.

 

Passport To Diversity

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

Bryant Hall Jan & Lawrence Farrington Gallery

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Laser Tag

Student Activities Association

The Grove

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

MAIN Event Worship

Baptist Student Union

Baptist Student Union Center

9:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 24

Minor Hall Open House

Leadership & Advocacy, Fraternal Learning & Leadership, Housing

Minor Hall Lawn

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Pavilion Presents

Student Activities Association

The Pavilion at Ole Miss

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Ball-Pit with Strangers

Student Activities Association, Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement , One Mississippi and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

The Circle

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Blood Bus

Mississippi Blood Services

Lyceum Circle

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Friday, August 25

Ball-Pit with Strangers

Student Activities Association, Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement , One Mississippi and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

The Circle

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Sno-Biz

Student Activities Association

The Circle

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Ole Miss vs. Louisiana Tech

Women’s Volleyball 

Oxford, MS

11:00 a.m.

 

Ole Miss vs. North Dakota

Women’s Volleyball

Oxford, MS

6:00 p.m.

 

Ole Miss vs. Michigan

Women’s Soccer

Oxford, MS

7:00 p.m.

 

Blood Bus

Mississippi Blood Services

Lyceum Circle

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, August 26

Pride Camp

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement, UM Pride Network, & Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies along with other campus and student organizations

location is disclosed with registered participants only

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 27

Panhellenic Recruitment Orientation

Panhellenic

Tad Smith Coliseum

3:30 p.m.

 

IFC Convocation

Interfraternity Council 

Ford Center

5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

Monday, August 28

Student Wellness Ambassador Training

Campus Recreation 

Turner Center

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Interest Meeting for Alpha Kappa Psi 

School of Business Administration

Holman 30

7:04 p.m.

 

Freshmen Panel

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Bondurant 204C

6:00 p.m.

 

NPHC Meet The Greeks Week

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Various Locations

Various Locations

 

Creed Week

Associated Student Body & Center For Student Success and First-Year Experience

Varies

Varies

 

Tuesday, August 29

Creed Week

Associated Student Body & Center For Student Success and First-Year Experience

Varies

Varies

 

IFC Round Zero 

Interfraternity Council 

The Grove

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Make-up RSO Orientation

Office of Leadership and Advocacy

TBA

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

MAIN Event Worship

Baptist Student Union

Baptist Student Union Center

7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 30

Creed Week

Associated Student Body & Center For Student Success and First-Year Experience

Varies

Varies

 

IFC Round Zero

Interfraternity Council 

The Grove

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Transportation Fair

Office of Sustainability

Galtney-Lott Plaza

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Ole Miss Business School Internship Fair

School of Business Administration

Holman/Conner Courtyard

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Greek Forum

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Farley 202

6:00 p.m.

 

NPHC Meet The Greeks Week

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Various Locations

Various Locations

 

 

Thursday, August 31

Creed Week

Associated Student Body & Center For Student Success and First-Year Experience

Varies

Varies

 

Make-up RSO Orientation

Office of Leadership and Advocacy

TBA

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

NPHC Meet The Greeks Week

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Various Locations

Various Locations

 

Kickball or Basketball (rain location)

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Intramural Fields or Turner (rain location)

6:00 p.m.

 

Friday, September 1

Creed Week

Associated Student Body & Center For Student Success and First-Year Experience

Varies

Varies

 

NPHC Meet The Greeks Week

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Various Locations

Various Locations

 

NPHC Stroll Off

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Turner or Luckyday

6:00 p.m.

 

Monday, September 4

Mini Destress Fest

Campus Recreation

On Campus

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 5

Flag Football Preseason Tournament Registration

Campus Recreation

Intramural Fields

12:00 p.m.

 

Flag Football Registration

Campus Recreation

Intramural Fields

12:00 p.m.

 

Unified Flag Football League Registration

Campus Recreation

Intramural Fields

12:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 6

Care Walk

Panhellenic

The Grove

5:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, September 10

Alcohol and Other Drugs – Greek Life Seminar

Health Promotion & Fraternal Leadership & Learning

Ford Center

2:00 p.m.

 

Violence Prevention – Greek Life Seminar

Office of Violence prevention & Fraternal Leadership & Learning

Ford Center

3:00 p.m.

 

Panhellenic Convocation

Panhellenic

Ford Center

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

 

Monday, September 11

Alcohol and Other Drugs – Greek Life Seminar

Health Promotion & Fraternal Leadership & Learning

Ford Center

7:00 p.m.

 

Violence Prevention – Greek Life Seminar

Office of Violence prevention & Fraternal Leadership & Learning

Ford Center

6:00 p.m.

 

Sextravaganza

Campus Recreation 

On Campus

All day

 

Tuesday, September 12

Honors College Fall Convocation

Honors College

Gertrude C. Ford Center

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

Sextravaganza

Campus Recreation 

On Campus

All day

 

Singles Tennis League

Campus Recreation

Turner Center

12:00 p.m.

 

Consent Carnival 

Violence Prevention and RASA

Galtney-Lott Plaza

11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 13

Wellness Wednesday

Health Promotion & Fraternal Leadership & Learning

Galtney- Lott Plaza

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Sextravaganza

Campus Recreation 

On Campus

All day

 

MSync Training

Office of Leadership and Advocacy

Library 106D

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 14

Mock House Party

Campus Recreation

TBD

TBD