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 introduces students, faculty, staff, and community members to the great outdoors. OMOD emphasizes adventure and fun, environmental awareness and education, and personal development and safety with a variety of exciting and inclusive outdoor recreation opportunities.  Join us for our weekly kayak water polo games, or register for one of our exciting weekend or week-long adventure trips! Bring your group to the Rebel Challenge Course, a high and low ropes course located on campus. Check out our gear rentals and plan your own trip, or explore the South Campus Rail Trail to enjoy trail running or mountain biking. Whatever you choose, we encourage you to Get Out and Live!

    Ole Miss Outdoors Office Hours:

    Spring and Fall Semester Hours:
    Monday 11:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Thursday 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Friday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

    Winter Break Hours:
    December 11-18: Mondays and Fridays 2-6 p.m..
    December 19-January 4: CLOSED
    January 5-19: Mondays and Fridays 2-6 p.m.

    Summer Hours:
    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)
    Contact: 662-915-6735 or

    Visit the Ole Miss Outdoors office to:

    • Register for trips and clinics
    • Rent outdoor gear
    • Peruse the resource library
    • Purchase Ole Miss Outdoors merchandise (t-shirts, Nalgenes, stickers)
    • 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

    Meet the Ole Miss Outdoors Staff


    ShannonShannon Richardson, Ph.D.

    Assistant Director – Outdoors
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    FrancisFrancis Liaw

    Graduate Assistant – Outdoors
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    AlisonAlison Walker

    Graduate Assistant – Outdoors
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    Student Trip Leaders, Rebel Challenge Course Facilitators, &  Office Staff

    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.

    Jacob Bridges
    William Buchanan
    William Buchanan
    Nick Burrow
    Walker Burrow
    Jacob Commer
    Alison El-Feraly
    Eli Gafford
    Eli Gafford
    Anna Kate Joyce
    Emily Lado
    Francis Liaw
    Sarah Pringle
    Madison Rawson
    Shannon Richardson
    Anne Dee Thomas
    Vinny Udeshi
    Alison Walker
    Cole Williams

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    News Archives:

    Click here for an article written about OMOD in the Daily Mississippian!