UM residential college grand opening set for Friday

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi will hold a ribbon cutting Friday for the grand opening of the new residential college.

Chancellor Dan Jones and retired Chancellor Robert Khayat are among speakers for the 3 p.m. ceremony.

Ole Miss opened the residential college on Aug. 24 to 465 students.

The three-story building features a dining hall, fitness center, library, computer center, music practice room and study rooms. Six types of room layouts for students are available, ranging from a standard double suite to a corner suite of four single rooms. Freshmen are assigned to doubles, and each suite has its own bathroom.

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