The University of Mississippi
Office of the Chancellor
The Grove


We have continued our commitment to the expansion, renovation, and maintenance of our buildings, grounds, and infrastructure:

  • UM’s beautiful campus was again acknowledged as one of the “The 50 Most Amazing College Campuses” by
  • The School of Law moved into the new $45 million Robert C. Khayat Law Center.
  • UM renovated the Old Chemistry building to house part of the expanded school of engineering. Old Chemistry was renamed Brevard Hall in honor of the Brevard family of Tupelo, which provided key funding for the project.
  • The Center for Manufacturing Excellence has opened its 47,000-square-foot building this fall. The facility includes offices, classrooms, meeting space, and a 12,000-square-foot factory floor. A renewable energy grant from the Mississippi Development Authority provided for the installation of 414 photovoltaic solar panels on the center’s roof, making it the largest roof-mounted, solar power complex in Mississippi.
  • The Medical Center completed construction of the final three floors of the Guyton Research Center and finished renovation of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, supported by a gift from the Bancroft Foundation.
  • The School of Pharmacy will move into its new Pharmacy Practice building at the Medical Center by the new year. The 29,500-square-foot building includes office space, 17 classrooms, and student areas.
  • Student Housing opened the Lucky Day Residential College, providing 332 beds in suite-style accommodations.
  • Construction is underway on three new residence halls on the former site of Miller Hall. The new structures, slated to open in July 2012, will provide 856 beds in suite-style rooms.
  • Construction is near completion on the Insight Park Building, the first phase of a new research park. The first 30,000-square-foot phase of this 60,000-square-foot building, including 3,800 square feet of lab space, will be opening October 2011.
  • The Landscape Services Department planted 850 trees, 6,568 shrubs, and 14,050 square yards of sod. Most of these items were associated with construction and renovation projects.