Things to Know

SOAR – To view degree progress report, grades, add/drop courses, evaluate courses and faculty, go to the SOAR homepage.  Be sure to keep your contact information up to date in SOAR to ensure we can communicate with you regarding paperwork and awards.

CoB BASE– The BASE serves as an academic resource program for College of Business students at the Gulf Park campus.  

Textbooks - To look up the textbooks for your courses, visit the bookstore's website.

USM Directory – The people directory allows you to search by name for faculty/staff contact information.

ONLINE COURSES – students may access online course information on the first day of the semester.  The Blackboard portal can be accessed via the SOAR homepage.

Exam Schedule – A schedule for finals on the Gulf Coast can be found at the registrar's web site.

Academic Calendar – Check the academic calendar for important dates.

USM ID# required for assistance – Include your USM ID# in email and telephone requests, as well as all forms, for faculty and staff

Activate your USM Email!  Students may forward their USM email address to their personal email account.  Faculty members will email your USM account, so don’t miss out! Contact the I-Tech help desk for more information.

Online Orientation - This orientation has been designed to acquaint new students with critical information and resources to help you succeed at Southern Miss Gulf Coast

Parking Decal - USMGC Security in Long Beach

USM Photo ID - Student Services

Applying for graduation (Undergraduate) - In your SOAR account, go to the Student Center.  Locate the drop down menu and click on the 'graduation' option.