Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that 57 percent of students who are eligible for SNAP benefits do not receive them.Familiarize yourself with the criteria for receiving SNAP benefits as a student here.
Supplemental nutrition program for mothers, infants, and children.
Oxford Community Market (OXCM)
OXCM is a weekly farmers market that takes place each Tuesday from 3-6:30 (April through November) at the Old Armory Pavilion, located at the corner of University Avenue and Bramlett Boulevard. The market accepts SNAP and has multiple programs to provide affordable, healthy, locally grown produce and food items to the community.
- Double Your Dollars – OXCM provides a dollar-for-dollar match (maximum of $10 match), for customers using SNAP benefits at the market to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. To participate in this program, visit the market manager’s table (at the front entrance of the pavilion) to swipe your SNAP card and receive your bonus dollars.
- WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers – OXCM accepts WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers, and led Mississippi in the highest voucher redemption rate last year.
OXCM is accessible via the OUT bus line. For tips about visiting a farmers market for the first time, click here.
Oxford Food Pantry
The Oxford Food Pantry is located at 713 Molly Barr Road. Call the pantry at 662-832-8001 for hours and more information.
More Than a Meal
More than a Meal is a non-profit organization with the mission to “serve the people of Oxford with good food, encouragement, and a sense of community. A warm meal, fellowship, tutoring for children, and much, much more.”
UM Counseling Center
The University Counseling Center is located on the third floor of Lester Hall. Services include individual counseling and therapy, support groups and crisis intervention. UM students may receive 10 free therapy visits per academic year. UM employees may receive a free consultation and as many as three additional sessions at $30 per session (per academic year). The fee for UM employees is payroll deducted.
UM Psychological Services Center
The UM Psychological Services Center and Department of Psychology offer a variety of services on a sliding pay scale. If payment is an issue, tell your therapist at your first visit and they will make accommodations. Examples of commonly addressed problems include anxiety/panic, academic problems, sexual identity, depression, and parent-child problems.
UM students and employees ride for free on the OUT buses. Click here for an overview of routes.