Campus Recreation

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    Ole Miss Outdoors

    Ole Miss Outdoors (OMOD) is a multifaceted program offered through the Department of Campus Recreation that exposes participants to the great outdoors. OMOD emphasizes adventure, environmental awareness, challenge, education, personal development, safety and fun with a variety of exciting outdoor activities and opportunities.  Join us for our weekly adventures, kayak water polo and smores with outdoors – both activities are free and will help you learn more about the outdoor program!  Click here for the latest article written about OMOD in the Daily Mississippian!

    Ole Miss Outdoors Office Hours:

    Summer 2016 (May 16-August 19)
    Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Ole Miss Outdoors Office Location:

    Turner Center 110 (bottom floor, near the locker rooms)

    Visit the Ole Miss Outdoors office to:

    • Register for trips and clinics
    • Rent outdoor gear
    • Peruse the Resource Library
    • Inquire about outdoor adventure/recreation opportunities
    • Register for challenge & development sessions
    • Reserve the Rebel Challenge Course
    • Obtain information about the South Campus Trails
    • Register for the Rebel Trail Challenge Adventure Race


    Kayak Water Polo (Free!)
    1st and 3rd Tuesdays of Fall & Spring Semesters
    7:00 p.m. at the Turner Center Pool



    S'mores with Outdoors









    S’mores with Outdoors (Free!)
    2nd and 4th Tuesdays of Fall & Spring Semesters
    7:00 p.m. on the Turner Center Front Patio

    Meet the Ole Miss Outdoors Staff

    ShannonShannon Richardson, Ph.D.

    Assistant Director of Campus Recreation

    Francis Liaw (c)Francis Liaw

    Graduate Assistant: Outdoors

    Alison WalkerAlison Walker

    Graduate Assistant: Outdoors

    Alison hails from the Peach State (aka the Goober State) and joined Ole Miss Outdoors as a graduate assistant in May 2016. She received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University in 2016. Alison is currently pursuing a Masters in Parks and Recreation Administration. Her love for the outdoors has led her to be involved in everything from teaching environmental education to leading adventure trips to facilitating challenge course experiences. Alison plans on finding ways to allow everyone to enjoy being outside, especially at the South Campus Rail Trail and the Rebel Challenge Course. One of her favorite quotes is “living la vida local” and you are most likely to spot Alison flat water kayaking or playing with her Australian Shepherd, Kyzer.

    Student Trip Leaders, Rebel Challenge Course Facilitators, &  Office Staff

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    Our student leaders gain valuable experience leading adventure trips, facilitating sessions at the Rebel Challenge Course, and assisting outdoor enthusiasts in the gear rental office.  For more information about becoming a member of our team, please click here or visit the Ole Miss Outdoors office in Turner Center 110.  Also, check out this short promo video about our staff, produced by one of our trip leaders, Hill Martin: