Housing & Accommodations
As you plan for your arrival and stay at the University of Mississippi, one of the first things that you will probably consider is housing. This section provides you with an outline of various housing options and temporary accomodations, requirements, and how your choice may impact you as an international student on campus, especially with regards to accommodations during breaks and on meal plan choices.
The University maintains residence halls which are available to house only undergraduate freshmen students for the 2012-13 academic year. Further, full-time single students who have completed less than 28 semester hours are required to live on campus in the residence halls for one academic year (two semesters) or for one semester and two summer terms. Exceptions are made for married students and for students who live with parents or legal guardians in the Oxford-area and commute to campus.
All residence hall rooms are equipped with furniture and utilities essential for comfortable living. Students must provide their own linens, pillows and personal items such as telephones, radios, and lamps. Housing assignments will not be made unless the student has been admitted to the university, submitted the housing application and paid the housing deposit.
As you consider your housing options, we encourage you to consider the Global Perspectives Living Learning Community or the other Living Learning Communities on campus. Please note that other on-campus residence halls are restricted by gender; some are accessible throughout the academic year, while some require students to move into vacation housing during the fall, winter holiday and spring breaks. Some residence halls require the particular residence hall’s meal plan, some do not. Some residence halls offer shared rooms and bathrooms, others offer greater personal privacy, while others mirror apartment-style living.
See: Department of Housing information on how to apply for on campus housing.
A variety of options are available within walking, driving or shuttle distance to campus. For more information on various apartment complexes, please see the following sites:
For privately owned apartments for rent, you may also wish to check the classified ads section in Oxford’s local paper, The Oxford Eagle, at Oxford Eagle.Oxford Newspaper - Classified Advertisements
Some apartment complexes offer shuttle transportation to/from campus to its residents, complimentary or at extra cost. The City of Oxford and The University jointly offer O.U.T. (Oxford University Transit), currently free of charge to students. More information on O.U.T. is available at Oxford University Transit.Oxford University Transit
Many apartments in Oxford require a lease of one year so be sure to read through the terms of your lease carefully before signing. By signing a lease, you are promising to pay the landlord for the entire time listed on the lease. Ending a lease early or violating the lease agreement can cost you the rental deposit for the apartment or house. It is common for landlords to require that you pay a deposit equal to one month’s rent when you sign the lease. Additionally, most apartments and rental houses are unfurnished. It is best to check with the landlord about whether furnished housing is available.
In addition to the information above, we strongly recommend that you also peruse the information available to you via our Division of Student Affairs before finalizing your off-campus accommodations. i.e. "Rebel Pride in the 38655".
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