Join the Students, Faculty, and Staff of The W for caroling, cookies, and hot chocolate as the 166 year old campus is lighted for the holiday season! It's an event you won't want to miss! The celebration kicks off after Wassail Fest.
On this date in 1884, the Mississippi state legislature passed the charter founding the Industrial Institute and College (II&C), the first publicly funded college for women in the United States. The school would go on to become The W.
Industrial Institute & College (II&C), the predecessor to The W, opened its doors to students for the first time on this date in 1885.
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