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Staff Council

The University of Mississippi

Red & Blue Celebration of UM Staff 2020

For UM staff members who have graduated or plan to graduate in December 2019, May 2020, or August 2020.

Contact us at (662) 915-1198 or

The University of Mississippi remains committed to doing all we can to honor our staff graduates.  While we cannot gather on our campus to celebrate, we look forward to recognizing their incredible dedication and achievements.

Any graduating seniors or graduate students who wish to be recognized should complete the registration (link above) by April 29, 2020.  If you completed the form that was posted in March, there is no need to register again.

The Red and Blue Celebration of Achievement for University of Mississippi staff members is an opportunity for the university community to honor staff members who have navigated the college experience successfully while working simultaneously as an employee at the university.

UM staff members are employed primarily in non-teaching activities in support of the educational, research, and service programs of the university. They may be full-time or part-time administrative, professional, and other staff employees and located on any campus of the University of Mississippi who are eligible for fringe benefits, such as personal and sick leave, retirement benefits, and healthcare. Student workers are not eligible for this event.

Graduating staff member receives a red and blue cord from Associate Provost Donna West Strum. Red and Blue Graduation 2018. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications


Family members congratulate a graduating staff member. Red and Blue Graduation 2018. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Any graduating staff members who wish to be recognized should complete the form below by Wednesday, April 29, 2020.



This Celebration is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, the Office of University and Public Events, and the University of Mississippi Staff Council.