A welcome from your Associated Student Body President

Posted on Aug 26 2013 - 8:51am by Gregory Alston

Rebel Nation,


I hope everyone had a great summer and is ready for a year like no other here at The University of Mississippi.

If you are a freshman, I would like to officially welcome you to Ole Miss! You are about to experience possibly the greatest four years of your life. Take advantage of every moment you have while you are here at this university. Do not take anything for granted and live your life to the fullest. My time here has been nothing but extraordinary, from watching us win the Egg Bowl to just spending some time in the Grove. You’ll never experience another place like it.

As I told each of you at orientation, take every opportunity to get involved on campus. Step out of your comfort zone and make an effort to meet new people everywhere you go in the Oxford community. Ole Miss has students from all over the world; you are not just making friends for four years but friends for a lifetime. I also encourage you to think about applying for Freshman Council. Freshman Council is an amazing opportunity to get involved and hear from both student and university leaders while making connections with other freshmen.

To the students returning to Ole Miss, I would like to welcome you back! I am very excited about serving as your ASB President for the upcoming year. I feel this year will top some of the years of the past. With our top football recruiting class, strong athletic programs and hard working administration, there is nothing that can stop us.

We have several events planned, and I would like to invite each and every one of you to attend. The Associated Student Body will be hosting the First Annual Creed Week. The University Creed is something that every Rebel should strive to live by. Creed Week will be held September 16-20, and I hope that each of you attend the events that we will have to bring honor to the University Creed.

The Associated Student Body has a new program this year that we hope will help spread the special bond between us Rebels that we feel while tailgating in The Grove, Everybody’s Tent. Everybody’s Tent will be set up during most home football game and will provide a place for all students to enjoy the Grove experience. More details about Creed Week and Everybody’s Tent are to come in the next few weeks.

In conclusion, I want to make sure that every Ole Miss student has the best year while I am in office. To do that, I want to be as accessible and transparent to you as possible. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @OleMissASB and @OleMissPres as the ASB Website, www.olemiss.edu/asb, to stay updated on our events. I am looking forward to serving as your ASB President for the upcoming year.

Hotty Toddy!

Gregory Alston

ASB President