Living in Jackson

  • Photo by Gil Ford
    Photo by Gil Ford

    Living in Jackson - City with Soul

    What's going on in Jackson?

    The people here are just about the friendliest you'll ever meet. And there are so many fun things to do in Jackson, the capital and the largest city in Mississippi. The UMMC campus ties together the city's two most vibrant neighborhoods - Belhaven and Fondren. So many places to discover in the metro area, not to mention a hundred events, from art festivals to antique shows and symphony concerts to sports classics. When it comes to exciting things to see and do, we've got it going on.

    Below you will find a small sampling of what Jackson has to offer in terms of housing, transportation, and activities. This is a great place to begin your own discovery of the city's many unique treasures.


    The following pages will guide you to the different housing options in the Jackson area that are within the vicinity of UMMC campus.



    Tip: UMMC students and employees receive discounts when buying a car or others

     AirLocal BusRailBusLimo/Taxi Cab
    Jackson-Evers International Airport
    100 International Drive
    (601) 939-5631
    300 W. Capitol St.
    (601) 948-7140
    Amtrak Passenger Station General Information and Reservations
    (601) 355-6350 

    Trailways Bus Lines
    (601) 353-6342
    Provides eight inbound and outbound buses daily.

    Information is available by contacting the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-354-7695 or (601) 960-1891 or by visiting