StudentsFIRST

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StudentsFIRST fosters an effective transition to the University by providing targeted services and resources that promote a holistic experience to support students through their journey to become the first in their family to earn a college degree.

About

StudentsFIRST will provide programs and services for first-generation students to create an enjoyable collegiate experience at The University of Mississippi. During students’ first-year of college, StudentsFIRST will introduce resources that focus on the following topics:

  • Establishing friendships
  • Strengthening interpersonal skills
  • Exposing students to the diverse environments
  • Developing study skills
  • Managing multiple roles
  • Becoming financially responsible
  • Creating student professionalism
  • Preparing for career exploration

If you have questions, comments, or would like to be on our email list, please contact studentsfirst@olemiss.edu

 

Michael Smith
StudentsFIRST  Coordinator
Center for Student Success & First-Year Experience

StudentsFIRST Events

August 23rd @ 4:30 pm: Meet and Greet; details to come

This event will give students an opportunity to meet one another and faculty/staff who are excited and ready to help first-generation college students.  

November 8th: First-Generation Celebration Day

Important Academic Dates (Fall 2019)

August 21st: Excess Financial Aid Distributed to Students via Direct Deposit or check

August 26th: First Day of Classes

August 26th through September 9th: 100% refund period on dropping out for the semester (minus fee for 5% of tuition/fees or $100, whichever is less)

August 30th: Last Day to Add classes by yourself using myOleMIss

September 2nd: Labor Day (University Offices closed/No Class)

August 31st through September 9th: Classes can be added with the instructor’s permission

September 10th: $10 fee charged for every drop or add at this point

September 23rd: Center for Student Success and FYE Academic Advising begins for winter intersession and spring 2020

October 7th: Deadline for dropping class(es) with no refund

October 7th: Instructors must submit midterm grades

October 14th through November 4th: Other academic units/departments begin academic advising for winter intersession and spring 2020

Around October 14th: Registration windows assigned for Winter Intersession and Spring 2020 registration.  Windows are determined by a variety of factors, including priority status (ex. Honors, Athletes, Provost Scholars, SDS), the number of credit hours that you have completed and the number of credit hours that you are enrolled to take.

Week of October 28th: Priority Registration begins for Winter Intersession and Spring 2020; registration windows open this week.

November 23rd through December 1st: Thanksgiving Holidays

December 6th: Last Day of Classes

December 9th through 13th: Finals Week

EDHE 105 Special Section

StudentsFIRST will be offering a section of EDHE 105 (Freshman Year Experience) for first-generation college students.  Please contact Michael Smith at masmith2@olemiss.edu if you are interested in participating!

 

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Student & Family Resources

College Lingo

UM Food Bank

UMatter Student Support and Advocacy

Office of Financial Aid

Student Disability Services

Academic Advising

Academic Consultation and Coaching

Academic Workshop and Tutoring

Counseling Center

Opportunities for Student Employment:

 

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Related Programs

FASTrack Program

Luckyday Scholarship Program

Career Center

Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

 

Academic Programs

These are academic programs within the university that students can apply to. For instance, students can apply to the Honors College as an incoming freshman or through the junior entry program.

Associated Student Body

  • First Year Experience for freshman and transfer students
  • Upcoming Applications and Elections
  • Open Opportunities Initiative

On-campus Student Organizations: Explore the Forum, the university’s database of all student clubs and organizations. If you aren’t sure how to get involved, this is a great way to find organizations that match your interests.

Office of National Scholarship Advisement: National scholarships are competitive awards that reward scholastic achievement and civic engagement. Typically they fund study, research, or teaching in the United States and abroad.

Ronald E. McNair Program

“Through this program, first-generation, low-income students (and students from underrepresented groups in graduate studies) engage in scholastic undertakings that increase their chances for success in graduate school. Twenty-nine students are selected each year for this unique opportunity. Of that group, sixteen will be chosen to attend an intense, six-week research internship at The University of Mississippi. This component of the program provides a stipend of $2,700 to students.”

 

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First Gen Stories

Coming soon!

 

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Faculty & Staff Directory

Below is a list of faculty and staff at the University of Mississippi who have agreed to support our first-generation college students.  Some were first-generation themselves, while others have worked closely with first-generation students.

Caitlyn Bolduc

Title: Community Coordinator
Department: Student Housing
Contact Information: cmbolduc@olemiss.edu

Michael C. Brown

Title: Assistant Director
Department: Student Housing
Contact Information: mcbrown8@olemiss.edu, 662-915-4337, Minor Hall 134

Kelli Coleman

Title: Assistant to the Dean
Department: School of Education
Contact Information: kellic@olemiss.edu, 662-915-8800, Guyton Hall 205

Kevin Cozart

Title: Operations Coordinator
Department: Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies
Contact Information: kcozart@olemiss.edu

Ashley Dees

Title: Research and Instructional Librarian
Department: University of Mississippi Libraries
Contact Information: aesorey@olemiss.edu; 662-915-7933; J.D. Williams Library 105

Dr. Jamiko Deleveaux

Title: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Department: Sociology and Center for Population Studies
Contact Information: jvdeleve@olemiss.edu, Lamar Hall 532

Tiffany Gerlinger

Title: Academic Secretary
Department: Psychology
Contact Information: tlgerlin@olemiss.edu, Peabody 207

Dr. Susan Gunn

Title: Staff Physician
Department: Student Health Services
Contact Information: ssgunn@olemiss.edu

Sherrie Gussow

Title: Administrative Secretary
Department: Biomolecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy
Contact Information: sgussow@olemiss.edu

Jeannie Hopper

Title: Associate Director for Student Learning
Department: Student Housing
Contact Information: jlhopper@olemiss.edu, 662-915-1769, Minor B32

Susan Marie Kelly

Title: Project Coordinator
Department: Center for Intelligence and Security Studies
Contact Information: smkelly2@olemiss.edu, 117 Old Athletics Building

Dr. Brent Marsh

Title: Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
Department: Division of Student Affairs
Contact information: bmarsh@olemiss.edu, 662-915-7705, 233 Lyceum

Dr. Molly Pasco-Pranger

Title: Associate Professor and Chair
Department: Classics
Contact Information: mpranger@olemiss.edu, Bryant 103

Wendy Pfrenger

Title: Assistant Director
Department: Pre-College Programs, Division of Outreach
Contact Information: wendyp@olemiss.edu, 662-915-6614, Jackson Avenue Center, Suite J

Jeremy Roberts

Title: Learning Specialist and Instructor
Department: Center for Student Success and FYE
Contact Information: jtrober1@olemiss.edu, 662-915-2230, 103 Hill Hall

Dakota Robertson

Title: Coordinator of Outreach Programs
Department: Pre-College Programs, Division of Outreach
Contact Information: djbass@olemiss.edu, 662-915-2344, Jackson Ave Center Suite J

Amy Saxton

Title: Operation Supervisor
Department: Academic Outreach
Contact Information: amysax@olemiss.edu, 662-915-7036, Jackson Avenue Center Suite G

Dr. Carrie V. Smith

Title: Professor
Department: Psychology
Contact Information: csmith4@olemiss.edu

Jillian Webber

Title: Community Coordinator
Department: Student Housing
Contact Information:  jwebber2@olemiss.edu

 

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