College students, faculty and staff double the population of Oxford MS during the typical school year. Some are year-round residents and remain for the summer and during holidays. Rentals run from July to July in most situations and plenty of housing is sublet from mid-May to mid-August. Some students live on campus, others live in their locally-based-parent’s house, a rental or an investment condo for the duration of their schooling here in Oxford. Any way that you look at it, a lot of people move into town in time for school and move out when the last final exam is handed in. Oxford is home to two great higher education institutions: University of Mississippi and Northwest Mississippi Community College. Both offer day, evening and online classes for their student enrollment. Whichever you or your child decide to attend, there are plenty of questions going through your heads.
What’s it like to live in Oxford?
What is there to do outside of school?
Are there places I can shop?
Are the restaurants good?
What is the recreation like in Oxford? Cycling? Running? Trails? Parks?
If I don’t use the campus doctor where can I go for health care?
What do I need to bring with me? What if I forget something?
Where do I put my things during the summer if I don’t want to move it all home?
Of course, there are more than just these but on the College Life in Oxford Blog, our guest writers can help you. Current Ole MIss student, Samantha Metz, a Business/Marketing major, can guide you through some of these questions. And if you need to get some more information you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a question in the comments section. We look forward to your move here for the next 4 years and welcome you with open arms.