FAQs

(Updated August 28, 2020)

Academic Advising (Updated April 14, 2020)

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

  • Millsaps’ pre-health advisors are tracking the many changes and updates to the medical school application process as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. You may access this information here.

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.

Access to Internet

Off campus and need access to internet? Here are some resources, including internet service providers offering free or reduced broadband and hot-spot solutions.

  • FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot spots.
  • Altice USA is offering Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within their footprint.
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families.
  • Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months.
  • Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free Wi-Fi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot spots are free to the public during this time.
  • Cox COVID-19 response: New plans include offering a low-income internet tier with no annual contract and relaxing data usage overage charges for all tiers.
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers but following the FCC agreement.

A list of Mississippi libraries that offer WiFi access.

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 July 23, 2020)

The Millsaps College Athletic Department is planning for athletic practices and competitions based on the latest guidelines from local, state, and federal health officials and in accordance with Executive Order 1492, issued by Governor Tate Reeves on May 28, 2020. For all information related to Millsaps Majors athletics, visit www.gomajors.com.

Campus Calendar (Updated June 10, 2020)

What will the fall academic calendar look like?

  • In an effort to reduce the campus community’s exposure to COVID-19 following Thanksgiving holiday travel, all classes after Thanksgiving will be held online. Finals will also be held online.
  • The academic calendar has been adjusted to support this change, as well as to maximize the number of in-person instruction days and to allow for at least one mid-week reading day.
  • Classes will be held on Labor Day (Monday, September 7) and on what would have been fall break (Friday, October 9). Classes will also be held on the first two days of Thanksgiving week (Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24).
  • Online final exams will occur as originally scheduled during the week of December 10.
  • The college will close for the Christmas holiday on Friday, December 18.

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 August 28, 2020)

Will I be allowed to remain on campus after the Thanksgiving holiday?

  • While all classes and final exams will be held online after Thanksgiving, students will still be able to live on campus and use the dining hall and other on-campus facilities. The choice to return to campus is entirely at your discretion.
  • Room and board refunds will not be made if you decide to stay home following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Is there a different plan for fraternity houses?

  • No. ALL fraternity house residents are under the same directions as students with residence hall assignments.

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 Austin Moore (austin.moore@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)

Can anyone workout at the HAC during this time?

  • The HAC is now open by appointment only for undergraduate and graduate students only. Students must reserve both a time slot and exercise equipment (limited to 45 minutes). At this time, only one slot per person per day is allowed, and there is no cross-over on equipment. Student-athletes are not allowed to book slots during open hours.
  • Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
  • Students may reserve a time slot and equipment here.

Remote Instruction

What do I need to have to participate in remote instruction?

  • All students are required to have access to a reliable internet connection and a computer.

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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