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College of Liberal Arts
University of Mississippi

COVID-19 Information and Updates


For Students

College of Liberal Arts’ students,

We want to offer the full support and resources of the College of Liberal Arts for all of your needs and questions.  Our Student Services office is your resource center, including advising, graduation, and course registration.  Please contact us with any of your questions and concerns.

Here are ways in which we can assist you:

  1. Advising will be online during the spring 2020 semester.  We will be available to provide assistance to both you and your advisor.
  2. Our email is the best way to contact us.  All of our Student Services advisors will be answering e-mails sent to this address.
  3. Please check our website for additional resources, contact information, online forms, and graduation information.
  4. Please contact us at regarding any challenges you have related to holds (bursar, library, Dean’s hold, etc).
  5. We are only taking electronic forms at this time.  These forms are being uploaded to our website and can be sent to you via e-mail or completed online.  Some of these forms include:
    • Change of major
    • Permission to transfer credit
    • Time conflict
    • Permission to add a class
    • Course overload requests
    • Intent to graduate

Updates from the University can be found here [ ] and see the resources for academic support on this site: Please monitor your Ole Miss email and your course webpages for details.

Please know that we are working diligently to be both flexible in the face of uncertainty and to maintain academic integrity for your semester of coursework.  Please know that your department and Dean’s office is here for you.

Lee M. Cohen
Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Carmen Riggan
Director of Student Services, College of Liberal Arts

For Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues in the College of Liberal Arts:

I write to express heartfelt thanks for everything you are doing for the University of Mississippi and the students we serve every day, but especially during this difficult time. We could not do any of this without you, and I, along with the Associate Deans and staff in the College, am profoundly grateful for your flexibility and patience as we try to ascertain the best ways to move forward while protecting the health of our community as new developments occur.

In my 20 years in academia, there have been a number of emergencies, yet none quite like this. The COVID-19 health crisis is obliging each of us to make sacrifices and changes none of us thought about making a short time ago, and this is difficult. We pledge to stay in touch with you during this crisis and to help all of you work through the various matters that will arise caused by our move to online instruction and as we practice social distancing during the course of our daily lives. Whatever it is our office can do to assist you, let us know. Please work with your chairs, as they will be serving as our direct laisions with faculty, but know that you can always reach us as well at or 915-7178.

Finally, I encourage you to continue to check the COVID-19 Update website provided by the Office of the Provost, as this site is regularly being updated with new information. I am forwarding all questions and concerns I have been receiving to Provost Wilkin, and I know he is grateful for this communication.

Once again, we very much appreciate all you are doing as we continue to navigate the difficult and unprecedented situation we are currently facing.

Lee M. Cohen, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Additional Information for Department Chairs and Directors

For Alumni

Dear Ole Miss Family:

When the University of Mississippi announced March 12 that students would not be returning to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of you reached out to ask how you could help.

In response, we’ve established the Rebel Relief campaign to serve our Ole Miss Family and ensure we get through these times together. This campaign supplements existing measures that offer housing and food assistance, academic support and quality health care to every member of the UM community.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a challenge unlike anything the University has faced in modern times. We’re following the Centers for Disease Control recommendations for social distancing in this crisis to keep our community safe. But that doesn’t mean we can’t come together online. Here’s how you can help.

Thank you for caring for your Ole Miss Family.

Noel E. Wilkin, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs