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Staff Council
The University of Mississippi

The Red & Blue Celebration of UM Staff for 2021 is happening April 28th, 2021 at Noon in the Ford Center!

Any graduating seniors or graduate students who wish to be recognized should complete the online registration form by Wednesday, March 31, 2021.  The University of Mississippi remains committed to doing all we can to honor our staff graduates.  We will adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols at the Celebration, with masks and physical distancing as well as other safety parameters.

If you have/are receiving a degree from December 2019 through August 2021 please register here at this link or contact us at 662-915-1198 or

The UM Staff Council & the Office of the Provost co-sponsor the Red & Blue Graduation Celebration of UM Staff Members.  This is an opportunity for the university community to come together and honor staff members who have successfully navigated the college experience while simultaneously working as an employee at the university. During the ceremony, we celebrate graduating staff members with red and blue cords and a reception in their honor. This event is an opportunity for students, family, staff, alums and faculty to attend and celebrate with our graduating staff members.

Date: April 28, 2021
Time: 12:00 Noon
Address: Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 100 University Avenue • P.O. Box 1848 • University, MS 38677-0188
Contact us at (662) 915-1198 or for ADA assistance or questions
Register here:  Registration is closed

2019 2nd Annual Red & Blue Celebration of UM Staff Members

2018 Inaugural Red & Blue Celebration of UM Staff Members


Smiling Student Holding a certificate Large room filled with people and a ballon with WooHoo in foreground. Chncellor Vitter and new graduate Deetra Wiley surrounded by smiling people.

Red and Blue Graduation 2018. Photos by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications