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  • Ole Miss Outdoors

    Ole Miss Outdoors (OMOD) is a multifaceted, inclusive program offered through the Department of Campus Recreation that introduces students, faculty, staff, and community members to the great outdoors. Our office is located at the South Campus Recreation Center in Suite D100, near the climbing wall. OMOD emphasizes adventure and fun, environmental awareness and education (Leave No Trace), and personal development and safety with a variety of exciting and diverse outdoor recreation opportunities.  Register for one of our exciting weekend or extended adventure trips, or join us for a game of kayak water polo! Bring your student group to the Rebel Challenge Course, a high and low ropes course located on campus. Visit our office check out gear and plan your own trip, or purchase an OMOD t-shirt or water bottle. Explore the South Campus Rail Trail to enjoy trail running or mountain biking. Choose your own adventure below, and Get Out and Live! Click here to learn about joining our team.

    Ole Miss Outdoors Programs

    Ole Miss Outdoors Office 

    Our office is located in the South Campus Recreation Center, Suite D100.

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    Ole Miss Outdoors Staff


    Assistant Director of Campus Recreation – Outdoors
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    DanielDaniel Lawrence

    Graduate Assistant – Outdoors
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    Daniel was born in San Antonio, Texas, and lived in many places growing up. The thing that stayed the most consistent throughout his travels was a love of adventure and the outdoors. Daniel fell in love with climbing and the outdoors all over again when he found a climbing gym and outdoor adventure program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and has worked in the outdoor industry since. He completed his associate’s degree at community college before moving on to complete a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration at the University of Mississippi. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the same program. Daniel loves climbing, paddling, biking, skating, and newly aerial silks!

    HaakonHaakon Colwell

    Graduate Assistant – Outdoors
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    Haakon was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Mandeville, LA; just outside of New Orleans. Throughout his teen years, he found himself meandering through the woods, just exploring.  After high school he journeyed up to Ole Miss, where he recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. Haakon also spent quite a few summers as a canoe guide in northern Minnesota, developing skills while living and breathing the outdoors. Now he decided to follow his passion and continue learning and working in the outdoors, currently working towards a Master of Public Health. Outside of work, Haakon loves hiking, canoeing, climbing, and photography; all of which with good friends.

    Trip Leaders, Challenge Course Facilitators, & Outdoor Representatives

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    News Archives:

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