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Personal & Affordable

You don't have to be a face in the crowd. At The W, our small classes mean you will get the attention you deserve. You'll be part of the family! We consistently rank as one of the best public universities in the Southeast according to U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly. But a great university experience doesn't have to be expensive! We also have one of the lowest tuition rates in the region.

How The W makes college affordable

Homecoming Parade and Bonfire

HomecomingCelebrate Homecoming 2013 with the students of The W! The Student Programming Board will host a parade and bonfire Thursday night on The W campus. The parade starts at 7:00 p.m.


The parade will start at the front gates of the university. The route runs down Serenade Drive to Welty Drive, where it will turn on to Ginkgo Place.  The parade turns right on Zouave, and then onto Serenade.  The parade turns east on Serenade at Fifth Avenue South (in front of the Fant Memorial Library) to MUW Drive.  The parade will turn east at MUW Drive and Sixth Avenue South, cross the railroad tracks and end at the Mud Volleyball Pit (near the old Magnolia Hall Dormitory lot).

Students from organizations on campus will participate in the parade with floats and banners.

The Homecoming Bonfire will take place in the Mud Volleyball Pit on south campus, immediately following the parade.

Homecoming Parade Route
























Featured Event

Upcoming Events

II+C Symposium, March 26-27, 2017

Columbus Welcomes You

The town, which sits on the banks of the Tombigbee River, is widely recognized for its historic character. It is home to three National Register Districts and is nationally prominent for its annual Spring Pilgrimage, an award-winning event that showcases homes dating to the 1800s.

Columbus also has a rich literary heritage, both as the birthplace of noted playwright Tennessee Williams and its connection to Pulitzer-Prize winning author Eudora Welty, who attended The W. You'll be immersed in history and culture.

Nearby downtown has plenty to offer, with restaurants, boutiques, antique galleries, and the Rosenzweig Arts Center. Within walking distance of campus, downtown is a place to explore and enjoy.


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