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In This Together!

The COVID-19 crisis and long-standing racism pandemic continue to create challenges as we head into a new academic year. The progress in vaccine development led the University to return to full in-person experiences for the 2021-2022 academic year. Stay informed. Visit Office of the Provost’s COVID-19 Update for latest information.

The Graduate School is working to serve our campus and prospective students. We are open with normal business hours, and we are following campus protocols. We also invite individuals who need assistance to call us at 662-915-7474 or email us at

As we continue move through the 2021-2022 academic year, we are committed to trying to create certainty where we can and to share information that we have available. Many other University of Mississippi websites contain information about safety protocols and updates as the case counts and vaccination uptake evolve. On this site, we focus on information that may be particularly of use to graduate students. We recognize that graduate students have some unique requirements that present distinctive challenges. These pages contain resources and answers to common questions for graduate students.

In the Graduate School, we want to support you in completing your studies. We know that the idea of in-person contact can be exciting and a bit intimidating with the ever evolving state of the pandemic and virus variants. We also know that many of our graduate students were not able to visit loved ones in person for a year or more (and for some, they still cannot travel to see family due to the state of the virus spread where other family members and loved ones are located). We will continue offering opportunities to continue connecting with others and support your professional development.

These pages are living documents that we will update as more information becomes available. We invite you to contact us at if you have questions not answered here. Most likely, you are not the only one who needs the information. We will work to try to assist you with challenges you face.

Graduate students who hold graduate assistantships can find information for University employees at Graduate assistants are considered university employees. Graduate students with assistantships should consult with their supervisors about an adaptation to their work activities while we respond to the evolving situation as a campus community. We encourage all members of the campus community to follow guidance on good hygiene and other practices that help protect against COVID-19.

However long the disruption lasts, we encourage University of Mississippi Graduate Students to use the guidance on these pages to continue to continue your studies and research flexibly, quickly, and collaboratively.


Materials will be updated regularly. Please check back.


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  • Follow us on social media and read messages sent from
  • Communicate regularly with your advisor (you will likely need to communicate more frequently than you would if the semester were operating under normal circumstances)
  • Let the Graduate School know if challenges come up so that we can direct you to resources if they are not already listed here
  • If you have a question, ask it.
  • Take advantage of the Keep Learning website
  • Be sure to nurture your need for social connection
  • Engage in self-care