What is Wellspring?
Wellspring is a unique opportunity for first-year students who are interested in engaging with their community, both on and off campus.
In this intentional learning program, students benefit from unique community-building programming and gain academic credit for weekly volunteer work and reflection.
Wellspring students explore the questions and insights that arise when they authentically engage the world around them.
Helping you find your place in the Millsaps family
Wellspring students are able to develop and adjust to the college life amongst similarly-motivated peers. The opportunity to serve the community and participate in thought-provoking discussion together helps to ease the transition from high school to college.
Through Wellspring, students are able to find their home-away-from-home at Millsaps and in the Jackson community.
"I imagined a group of people - kind, intelligent, giving people - in whom I would find friendship and shared need to give of our time. To my surprise, gladness, and appreciation this has been exactly the case."
- Mary Francis Ivey
"Wellspring has helped me transition from high school to college and has allowed me to create ties to the community in which I now live. Furthermore, Wellspring has allowed me to immediately feel connected and involved in Millsaps, which was something that I was worried about at the start of the semester. I have made lifelong friends who are also involved in Wellspring."
- Ellen Smith