Naming Opportunities

Supporting the extraordinary preparation of students requires extraordinary resources. Funds provided by the state account for only 12.4 percent of the University of Mississippi’s operating revenues. The growth and expansion of the university has been achieved, in part, to strong private support from thousands of alumni and friends.

Science Innovation Institute (STEM) Building

The University of Mississippi has embarked on an ambitious initiative to construct one of the nation’s leading student-centered learning environments for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. There is a critical need to increase graduates in STEM fields; to support growth in the state, regional, and national economy; and to support the pipeline for training health professionals, engineers, science and math teachers, and others. We’re seeking private support for the $150 million, 204,000-square-foot building, with other funding from federal, state, and university sources.

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William Magee Center for Health and Wellness

Alcohol and drug misuse is a serious concern on college campuses everywhere, including the University of Mississippi. While the problem may be the same on every campus, our approach to finding a solution is different. Guided by the latest research, the center’s goal is to change students’ and families’ lives by becoming a nationally recognized leader in substance misuse prevention and support in a collegiate environment.

The center is named for the late William Magee, who entered Ole Miss in 2008 and was a top-tier student in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the Croft Institute for International Studies, as well as a member of the Ole Miss Men’s Track team, the SEC academic honor roll and Sigma Nu fraternity. He suffered from an accidental overdose at the age of 23.

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South Campus Recreation Facility and Transportation Hub

The university acquired a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, the old Whirlpool factory, on 68 acres on the southwest edge of campus. Portions of the existing building were repurposed to provide space for fitness activities, departmental offices, classrooms, food service and a hub for Ole Miss Campus Recreation and the Department of Parking and Transportation. Renovations to the exterior transformed the manufacturing plant into an active destination for students.

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Ole Miss Student Union

A redesigned and renovated Student Union, which was built in 1976, includes a 60,000-square-foot addition on the north side of the original 97,600-square-foot structure. The expansion is the first phase to open and provides food court dining services. Construction is continuing to complete the ballroom, support kitchens, loading dock and transportation hub, as well as a total renovation of the original building, which will be the home base for student activities. Completion of the project is anticipated in early 2019.

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Accountancy Building

When a school’s undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs are ranked among the nation’s best year after year, student interest is certain to soar. The Patterson School of Accountancy is enjoying another all-time enrollment high this fall, and this strong enrollment and expanding programs are driving plans to construct a new home. The future Accountancy building will be in a prime “gateway to campus” location facing the Grove. It will be on the corner of University Avenue and Grove Loop where the Yerby Center is now located. We are finalizing renderings, with a project cost in the $60 million range for approximately 100,000 square feet. Naming opportunities for various gift levels are being established, including the naming of the building.

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School of Applied Sciences

The School of Applied Sciences is growing in so many ways. We’re home to two of the largest undergraduate programs on campus in Criminal Justice and Exercise Science. We’re also graduating students into the workforce at an incredible pace. In the last academic year, we awarded 805 degrees, up 44 percent over the last six years. To accommodate this growth, many of our academic, administrative, clinical, and research units are moving into renovated facilities at the South Oxford Center (the old Baptist Memorial Hospital). While we are overjoyed to have these new spaces, these new facilities bring new costs into our operating budget. Your support could provide renovations, equipment, and furnishings for Applied Sciences spaces in the South Oxford Center.

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School of Journalism and New Media

Farley Hall and the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics are a distinguished home to journalism students and faculty, but it’s time to grow. We’re embarking on a campaign that will add two new journalism buildings to the Oxford campus. With more than 80,000-square-feet, this new construction will relocate the student media center next to Farley Hall, house a student-run advertising agency, create space for a focus group room, and add much-needed classroom space.

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