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The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union
The University of Mississippi

What is MPower?

MPower is a four-day extended orientation leadership experience at the University of Mississippi. Students will be placed in small groups of about 10-12 peers led by an upperclassman peer leader. Over the course of the program, we will engage in various team activities, leadership conversations, attend exciting keynote speaker sessions and main-stage entertainment, and introduce you to our UM community. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!

Visit our YouTube Channel for a video introduction to MPower. 

How do I register?  

Students may register online on April 1st. The last day to register for MPower is Friday, July 15th or until program capacity is full. To register, a student must have a confirmed UM Web ID and password. Click here for the registration link!

Who can attend MPower?

 All incoming first-year students may register to attend MPower. There is no pre-requisite to joining this leadership experience. At MPower we affirm that all students have unique leadership capabilities and we look forward to growing those with you.

Program capacity is 500 students, and we admit on a first-come first-served basis. Once we have reached maximum capacity, students will be placed on a waitlist. If space opens from cancellations, we will notify those on the waiting list that their registration is confirmed.

What is the cost of attendance?  

The MPower Registration cost is $225. This fee includes all meals, early move-in, T-Shirts, program activities, and participant materials. After completing your registration form, you will be sent a link to a secure server to make a credit card payment, or a check may be sent to our office at the address listed below. 

What if I cannot afford the fee?  

We do not want financial barriers to prevent any students from attending MPower. If you have faced recent financial hardship or have demonstrated financial need, you may qualify for a full fee waiver. A fee wavier form will be made available when registration opens on April 1st. Please contact mpower@olemiss.edu to inquire about the fee waiver process.

When is the latest to cancel my registration?

Monday, August 1st is the last possible day to cancel your MPower registration. To initiate a cancellation, you must complete this form. Students who cancel after the August 1 deadline or do not show up to MPower will incur a no-show fee to be applied to their fall billing statement.

Where will I stay during MPower?

MPower participants will be able to move in to their housing assignment on August 10th. Instructions for move in will be shared from campus housing.

When will I arrive for the program and where will it take place?

MPower check-in will take place at the Ole Miss Student Union on Wednesday, August 10th beginning at 8:00 AM. Students, families, and supporters will have the remainder of the morning to get settled on campus. MPower’s program kickoff will take place that afternoon. A schedule preview and full check-in details will be emailed to participants in the weeks prior to MPower.

Where can I ask questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact the MPower staff with any questions you have as you prepare to make this exciting transition to the University of Mississippi! You can call us at (662)-915-1044 or email MPower@olemiss.edu.