Ole Miss Off-Campus Housing Guide When to search
For Ole Miss students looking to live off campus, the best time to start looking for housing is during the spring semester. The Oxford housing market comes to its peak in February, so if you’re looking to live with a few friends or roommates, it’s definitely a good idea to get moving around that time to secure housing. If you’re planning on living alone, you have a little more time to find your new home, but it’s not a bad idea to get moving and have a lease signed no later than May.
Life in Oxford, Mississippi Where to Have Fun
University of Mississippi students have access to tons of entertainment, whether through the nationally ranked Greek scene, attending Ole Miss Rebels football games, or joining one of many clubs or groups on this super diverse campus. That being said, there’s also plenty to do around Oxford in the way of shopping, historical sight-seeing, and entertainment for students that need a day away from campus. It’s basically impossible to be bored with the amount of things going on around school! Listed here are some favorite activities.
1. Tailgating in the historic Grove before a Rebels football game
2. Attending or participating in events thrown by sororities and fraternities
3. Checking out a blues show at the Lyric Theater
4. Relaxing on the campus green with friends between classes
Students of Ole Miss have access to a ton of awesome restaurant options within a few miles of campus, including both quirky, delicious, down-home eateries and fine-wining-and-dining choices. No matter what kind of cuisine you’re craving, you can bet that you’ll be able to find something to satisfy your taste somewhere around Oxford. As for the bar and nightlife scene, there are a ton of great bars in the area that are geared towards supporting both the football team and the college in general, which means that there are great drink specials. The jazz scene is also alive and well in the area, so there are more than a few choices for venues that host live music on a nightly basis. You won’t want to miss any of these top-rated restaurants and bars!
1. Ajax Diner
2. Big Bad Breakfast
3. Soulshine Pizza Factory
4. McEwen’s Oxford
5. Handy Andy
1. The Growler
2. The Blind Pig
3. The Coop
4. The Levee
5. The Library
For the Ole Miss student looking to have some time outdoors, there are plenty of great locations very close to campus. Lamar Park is a good spot for anyone looking to play a game of pickup football or soccer in the open grass. For anyone looking for a quiet walk, Bailey’s Woods and Thacker Mountain Rail Trails offer beautiful, historical trails that give a glimpse of the past and a peek into some of the area’s wildlife.