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Millsaps bound!

Congrats and welcome to Millsaps! Whether you’re a first-year student or a transfer, we’ve put together some resources to assist you. This page contains helpful information to support you from the moment you finalize your college decision until the first day of classes.

Keep reading for information about housing, advising, registration, new student orientation and more. This page is frequently updated, so be sure to check back.

New Student Orientation

You and your families are invited to a one-day summer orientation session. This event jumpstarts your college experience and provides useful information to prepare for Welcome Week in August.

 First Year Traditions

First Friday and Convocation are two traditions you will all enjoy. Dive deeper into these and other Millsaps traditions.

Welcome Week

Millsaps’ Welcome Week is the official welcome for all new students, including freshmen and transfers! This exciting event is designed to help you transition to campus before classes begin.

Pathways & Major Experience

We set you up to succeed in your first year by providing Introduction to Pathways and the Major Experience. Introduction to Pathways is the course component of the first-year experience, and the Major Experience will give you hands-on, out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities.

New Student Need-to-Knows

Living on Campus

Millsaps’ residence halls are in the middle of campus life with easy access to classes, the library and extracurricular facilities.

Eating on Campus

Get the dish on all things campus dining! Explore meal plans and our on-campus dining options.

Student Success Coaches

Our success coaches support all first-year students and serve as a general advisor. They are your first point of contact for the first year on campus.

Medical
Forms & Immunizations

See all required health forms, immunizations and instructions for submitting your records.

Saps Supplies

The Saps Supplies program provides you with your required books and course materials on day one— for no additional cost.

The Centers

The Centers provide you with personalized, peer-based support to equip you with tools and strategies to excel in the classroom and beyond.

Campus Map

Need to find a residence hall? A classroom? Or the library? Our campus map helps get you oriented.

Parents & Families

We have a page with helpful resources for parents and guardians. Find your answers on our Info for Parents page.

New Student Orientation

You and your families are invited to a one-day summer orientation session. This event jumpstarts your college experience and provides useful information to prepare for Welcome Week in August.

Activities and sessions will include a campus resource fair, group activities to help you get to know your new classmates, and opportunities to learn more about living on campus and getting involved in student activities.

Parents and families are invited to attend many of these sessions, and there will also be panels specifically for parents and families to answer their questions and welcome them to the Millsaps community.

If you have any questions about Summer Orientation on Friday, June 28, please email [email protected].

Check back for the New Student Orientation Registration link. Coming soon!

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is your official welcome to campus! This week full of exciting events is designed to help you transition to campus before classes begin.

You’ll learn about Millsaps spirit and traditions, campus life and student resources. You’ll meet new friends, make connections with faculty and staff, and engage with campus resources.

We’ve planned activities built around our Millsaps virtues of Integrity, Service, Empathy, Joy and Justice.

Check back for the full Welcome Week Schedule. Coming soon!

First Year Traditions

First Friday and Convocation are two traditions you will enjoy. Dive deeper into these and other Millsaps traditions.

The First Friday ceremony serves as the official welcome to the Millsaps College community. The Student Body Association president leads the ceremony. You will recite the Major Call, pledge support for the Millsaps conduct code and accept the call to exemplify and uphold our college’s five virtues: Integrity, Service, Empathy, Joy and Justice.

Academic Convocation marks the beginning of a new academic year and commemorates our incoming class of students. During this ceremony, students hear from the faculty member who receives the Most Distinguished Professor award and sign the student honor code.

Learn about more Millsaps traditions here.

Pathways & Major Experience

The Introduction to Pathways course provides more tailored guidance and support. The course culminates with you choosing a Pathway that will provide you with a career-focused learning community to guide your curiosity and inform decisions around life planning.

Major Experience gets you out of the classroom and allows you to apply the skills and knowledge gained to new environments. You will complete an experiential learning opportunity and can complete this through a variety of experiences, such as internships, faculty-led research, student leadership, study abroad and more!

Upcoming Events

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