FAQs

Academic Advising (Updated January 28, 2021)

I’m a pre-health major. Will COVID-19 impact my current (or future) application to medical school?

  • Experiential requirements and laboratory course work are part of most pre-health programs. Please review the prerequisites of all of the post-graduate programs to which you wish to apply for specific guidelines concerning acceptable shadowing, volunteering, internships, course work, etc. For example, while virtual shadowing is available for pre-medical students, it is not an accepted substitute for in-person shadowing for many medical schools. Likewise, some online courses are being accepted by professional schools while others are not. When in doubt, contact the admissions office of the schools you are applying to directly to discuss your options.

Access to Campus (Updated July 23, 2020)

Effective July 20, 2020, Millsaps College will be open based on current college and governmental policies. The following guidelines also apply:

  • Visitors should be limited when possible and must have a legitimate business purpose for being on campus. Family, friends and children are not allowed to visit for social calls or allows to congregate in office or common spaces.
  • Visitors must be able to attest that they have not experienced any COVID-related symptoms in the last 24 hours, been exposed to anyone with COVID in the last 24 hours or are currently waiting on COVID test results.
  • Admissions visitors should check-in at the admissions office upon entering campus at Whitworth/Sanders circle. All other visitors should enter through the North gate and register with campus safety at the entrance.
  • Signage will be placed at all entrances to campus informing visitors that, by entering campus, they have not experienced any COVID-related symptoms in the last 24 hours, been exposed to anyone with COVID in the last 24 hours or are currently waiting on COVID test results, and acknowledge they hold Millsaps College harmless for any illness that may occur as a result of being on campus.

Admissions (Updated July 23, 2020)

The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority. The college continues to provide personalized tours of our beautiful campus with up to ten total individuals, paying particular attention to social distance and hygiene best practices. If you are sick or have been exposed to the coronavirus we ask that you not visit campus at this time. Want to see more but can’t come to campus? Follow us @millsapscollege, like us on Facebook, or visit millsaps.edu.

Admissions visitors should check in at the admissions office upon entering campus at Whitworth/Sanders circle. Visitors must be able to attest that they have not experienced any COVID-related symptoms in the last 24 hours, been exposed to anyone with COVID in the last 24 hours, or are currently waiting on COVID test results.

Athletics (Updated January 28, 2021)

Will there be athletic competitions during the spring semester?

  • The Department of Athletics will host visiting teams and officials on campus as Division III competition requires. The Millsaps College Athletics COVID-19 Action Team and the Campus COVID Team manage all aspects related to the health, safety and wellness of student-athletes, coaches and staff members including during athletic activities, team gatherings, practices, conditioning and competition.
  • Attendance at the college’s athletic events is governed by the Southern Athletics Association (SAA). Details related to the SAA policy are available here.

Campus Calendar (Updated January 28, 2021)

What will the spring academic calendar look like?

  • In person classes resume on Monday, January 25.
  • In-person class attendance for all class meetings is the expectation for any student not cleared for remote participation for the semester.
  • There will be two Rest Days, February 25 and March 16.  There will be no classes, required meetings or assignments due on the Rest Days.  Additionally, no exams, quizzes or assignment due-dates on the day immediately following a Rest Day.
  • There is a one-week suspension of tests, papers and other assignments that require preparation outside of class during the week of March 15-19.  Full class attendance, preparation and participation will be required.
  • Final exams will be held May 3-4.
  • Commencement will take place on May 8.
  • A detailed academic calendar is available here.

Counseling and Health Center (Updated August 26, 2020)

The Wesson Health Center is open. Nurse Carol Landwirth is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may email her at landwcv@millsaps.edu with any health-related questions, including refills for medication prescribed by the physician at the Health Center. Regular hours for a physician in the Health Center will be announced soon.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or if you have tested positive for COVID-19, consult the health decision tree to determine your next steps. Direct links to report symptoms, exposure or test results may be found herePlease note: in order for the college to respond quickly and maintain appropriate tracking, please submit your information via the forms found on this page. Do not email your information.

Telehealth is also available to all students through the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You may schedule an appointment here.

Will I have access to my counselor or therapist at the Counseling Center?

Video and in-person sessions with Millsaps counselors are available. To schedule an appointment, please email counseling@millsaps.edu.

Housing (Residence Halls and Fraternity Houses) (Updated January 26, 2021)

How many student guests are allowed in a residence hall room at any given time?

  • There is a limit on the number of people allowed in a residence hall and/or a fraternity house room. No more than one student guest per room resident can be in a room at a given time (1:1). Masks must be worn and social distancing must be observed. For example, if a room has two residents, they are each allowed one student guest each as long as everyone wears a mask and practices social distancing. Failure to follow this guideline may result in immediate removal from on campus housing.

International Students

What about my immigration status?

  • F-1 students must continue to maintain status during this time.
  • Email Katie Sorey (soreyko@millsaps.edu) with any questions or concerns regarding your status, travel, housing, etc.
  • Work regulations still apply. Only work off-campus if you are authorized to do so.

The Maurice H. Hall Activities Center (HAC) (Updated January 26, 2021)

The Hall Activities Center is now open for students, staff and faculty by appointment only. Lower floor free-weight area is not accessible at this time, but free weights are available on the upper level for use. Each reservation slot is 45 minutes and access to the reservation page can be found here.

Hours
M-F 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sat-Sun 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Student Activities

Please see Dean Brown’s update to students sent on June 18, 2020, for more information.

Have a question that has not been addressed or want a FAQ added to the list? Email info@millsaps.edu and let us know.

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