Reposted from University Statement – 3/30/3020
Your participation is needed! Completing the census is quick, easy and will impact your university community for the next 10 years. We recognize that everyone is facing challenges with COVID-19 right now and that you may be at home, but if you usually spend most of your time on or near campus, you should be counted as part of Mississippi and the Ole Miss community.
See this blog post that explains further how and where you need to be counted in the U.S. Census. Since most students are not currently on campus or otherwise at school due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, you understandably have questions about how to correctly complete your census questionnaires. Census day is April 1, and while it’s important to be counted by then if at all possible, counting will continue after that date.
In summary, if you “normally” live on campus in group quarters, such as a dorm or a sorority or fraternity house, no action is required on your part. You will be counted by an official such as a residence hall manager at the college or university who will list you as a resident of that group quarters address.
But, if you are a student who “normally” lives in “non-group quarters” such as an off-campus apartment or house while attending college, you and your roommate(s), including non-students, will need to coordinate with each other to fill out one form (online preferably) for the household using your school address (not your parents’ address or your non-college home address). You should be counted at the address where you live “most of the time.” International students attending college in the U.S. should also fill out a Census form listing their college address.
Go to https://mscensus2020.org/ and click the blue “Complete My Census Now” button on the page. If you have an off-campus apartment, etc. (not group quarters), the U.S. Census Bureau and Mississippi encourage you to complete your census by April 1. You DO NOT need a Census ID; simply skip that step and click If you do not have a Census ID, click here. Enter your school address for your non-group quarters while at school and list all roommates. Here is an official publication about completing your census without an ID.
Here’s a blog post on the Mississippi Census website written specifically to answer your questions as a college student. CLICK HERE
Take 10 minutes to answer 10 questions for 10 years of impact.