ARE YOU READY for the biggest Ole Miss home football weekend of 2017? Join or renew your Ole Miss Alumni Association membership by Aug. 1, and you could stay on campus for free during LSU weekend courtesy of the Ole Miss Alumni Association.
All Ole Miss alumni and friends renewing or joining for the first time will be automatically entered into a chance for a two-night stay at The Inn at Ole Miss on Oct. 20-21.
In appreciation of our Life Members, all current and new Life Members as of Aug. 1 will be automatically entered to win a reserved, catered tailgate tent for 10 on the front lawn of Triplett Alumni Center on game day.
The contest is part of the Alumni Association’s #Alumni30K campaign, a drive to reach 30,000 active members by July 15, the 165th anniversary of the Alumni Association’s founding.
“With the University of Mississippi receiving so much national recognition, it’s time to help the Ole Miss Alumni Association propel the university into more elite company,” said OMAA Executive Director Kirk Purdom (BA 93). “Join us in making the OMAA one of the nation’s top-tier alumni organizations.”
The Alumni Association currently boasts 27,700 active members. While that number is the largest in the association’s history, it is less than 25 percent of the total Ole Miss alumni base of 120,000.
“A member base of 30,000 will demonstrate that Ole Miss has the strongest, most loyal and most committed alumni family in the nation,” Purdom said.
Active member dues fund scholarships for children of graduates, connect supporters through reunions and the nationwide Ole Miss club network and assist with the upkeep of the Grove. Benefits of active membership include a subscription to the quarterly Ole Miss Alumni Review magazine, savings and special offers from participating businesses and partners, an annual calendar, entry to a special Member Zone hospitality area on home football game days, invitations to special events, the official alumni car decal and more.
Graduates and non-graduates alike are eligible to be Alumni Association members.
A year’s membership is $40 for an individual or $50 for a couple. Three-year memberships and lifetime memberships are also available.
“The Ole Miss Alumni Association plays a vital role in connecting Ole Miss alumni and friends, funding scholarships for students and supporting many university programs,” Purdom said. “With Ole Miss experiencing record growth, the support of our alumni and friends has never been more important.”
To join the Alumni Association or check your membership status, visit olemissalumni.com/join or call 662-915-7375.