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The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union

The University of Mississippi

What is MPower?

MPower is a three-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 experience, we will engage in various teambuilding activities, leadership conversations, and an introduction to our UM community. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!

How do I register?  

Students may register online at this link. The last day to register for MPower is Monday, August 3rd. To register, a student must have a confirmed UM Web ID and password.

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 100 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 $100. This fee includes all meals, 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?  

Students with demonstrated financial need may qualify for a full fee waiver. This waiver will be determined by your estimated family contribution (EFC) through FAFSA. You can contact the office of Financial Aid for any questions regarding your financial aid status and FAFSA information

When is the latest to cancel my registration?

Friday, August 10th 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 10th deadline or do not show up to MPower will incur a no-show fee of $50 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 16th, pending confirmation from UM Leadership and Residence Life, and given that there are no changes to the academic calendar. If we learn that there are changes due to COVID-19, we will alert all registrants of program changes.

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 Sunday, August 16th 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