IASA Events

Each semester, IASA organizes numerous events to help international students connect with others and to experience American culture.
The types of events that we organize each semester vary based on the time of year, holidays, and other factors. Our events are always free and open to all Ole Miss students both International and American. More infromation about each event will be posted, along with an event page on Facebook, with details about the location,time,carpooling, etc.

Below, you will a partial list of our events planned for the Spring 2017 semester. We still have several event ideas still being finalized, so look for even more events coming throughout the semster, like a ping-pong-tournament and Mr./Mrs. International pagent.
Passport to Ole Miss Activities
International Welcome Week Activities for Spring 2017
All new and returning Interntional & American students are invited to join us for our Passport to Ole Miss International Welcome Week activities!

January 18: Hotty Toddy Welcome - Bryant Hall at 6pm
We'll kick-off the start of our welcome week with this fun event of ice breaker games and group discussions about all things Ole Miss. Learn more about the many traditions, sayings, and culture of our university.

January 19: Hot Chocolate Social - Bryant Hall at 6pm
Enjoy a classic winter drink, Hot Chocolate, while learning more about your new friends from around the world. This fast-paced activity will help you to meet new people and practice conversation skills.

January 20: Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt - RH 2/3 Courtyard at 5pm
Follow the clues to lead your team around the Ole Miss campus, stopping at several of the most noteworthy locations. At each clue site, our team will encounter a challenge that will help you to learn more about Ole Miss and to connect with your teammates.

January 21: Get Connected Dinner - RC South Commons at 6pm
Join us for a free dinner, along with a chance to connect with other International and American students through some fun activities. There will also be a mini-club fair to meet and learn about some of the various student organizations on campus and how to get involved.

IASA Welcome Week Activities

Date: Wednesday, January 18 - Saturday, January 21, 2017
Location: Various Locations (See Flyer Above)

The first week after arriving at Ole Miss, we know that new international students want to meet people and begin to experience American culture. During this week, we will provide a wide-range of activities including a free dinner, scavenger hunt, social event, and more!

IASA Get Connected Dinner

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 6:00-8:30pm
Location: Residential College South Dining Room

We like to kick-off the start of a new semester with a bang...and free food! Join us on the Saturday before the first week of classes for an evening of food, fun, and tons of opportunities to meet new people and find out more about IASA and our plans for events/programs over the semester.

Cookout at Sardis Lake

Date: TBA
Location: John W. Kyle State Park at Sardis Lake (Carpool from Oxford)

It's an American tradition to gather your friends on Labor Day for a cookout. Join the IASA international family this Labor Day for a day of food, friends, fun by the lake, and other outdoor activities. The lake is approximately 20 minutes from Oxford, but carpooling from campus will be available.

Bonfire at Lake Puskus

Date:  TBA
Location: Puskus Lake Recreation Area (Carpool from Oxford)

The weather starts to cool down around October/Novemeber, so what's better than a good-ole-fashion bonfire? We'll carpool the 20 minute ride out to the lake for a good time with friends and plenty of hot dogs and s'mores.

IASA International Formal

Date:  TBA
Location: TBA

We realized that International students typically don't have the opportunity to go to a "Formal" type dance event while at Ole Miss, so we created our own and always invite everyone. The attire is "semi-formal" and atmosphere is a mixture of culures through dances, food, and fellowship.

Minute to Win It Game Night

Date: TBA
Location: TBA

"Minute to Win It" is a popular American game show where contestants try to complete all sorts of crazy challenges in a minute or less. It's a great chance to come together and to have a TON of laughs while cheering on your friends, and maybe even yourself, to victory.