Founders' Day

March 27, 2014

Come join in the festivities as The University of Southern Mississippi celebrates the 104th anniversary of our legislative founding. See Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast schedules.

Founders' Day Celebration


3 p.m. Founders’ Day Ceremony
Location: Bennett Auditorium (map)
Webcast: Live stream should start at approximately 2:45 p.m. 

  • 10–40 Year Faculty/Staff Recognition
  • Student Awards
  • SGA Inauguration

4 p.m. Founders’ Day Reception
Campus and Community Invited
Location: North Lawn of Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building (map)

7:30 p.m. The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
Location: Bennett Auditorium 


10 a.m. Gulf Park Ceremony
Location: Hardy Hall Ballroom

1:30 p.m. Stennis Space Center Teaching and Research Site Ceremony
Location: Department of Marine Science, Building 1020, Lobby

3 p.m. Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ceremony
Location: Dining Hall