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On Tuesday, Sept. 27, President Nora Miller announced in a campus-wide email that the university had started formal preparations to determine if now is the time to change the name of the university. The university values your input and appreciates the passion you have for The W.

Listening sessions will continue until Monday, Oct. 10.

They are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. (Open Zoom), Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. (Open Zoom) and Monday, Oct. 10 at 5: 30 p.m. (Alumni & Community) in the GPG Multipurpose Room at Fant Memorial Library.

Please share any thoughts that you may have surrounding the name change by emailing

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About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

Be Bold. Tower with Blue.