Future Luckyday Space
In the fall of 2011, the Luckyday Foundation generously donated $4 million to The University of Southern Mississippi and the construction of the Century Park South Project. Board President Holmes Adams said “The Luckyday Foundation believes that a state-of-the-art residence hall for its Luckyday Scholars will promote the continued success of the Luckyday Citizenship program at Southern Miss.” Read more about the gift in this article from November 28, 2011.
Century Park South is a residential living project that will provide 954 beds, program space for the Luckyday Program, and a new clinic. The total project cost is about $55.6 million. Read more about the project in this article from May 30, 2013.
The Luckyday Citizenship Program is excited about the program space we will have when this project is complete. Two buiildings, C & B (see site view), have scheduled completion dates of August 2014. Building A will be open January 2015.With an entrance just off Spirit Park, the Luckyday offices will be located on the bottom floor of building B. There will be an informal lounge area, offices for Luckyday staff, a mulit-functional classroom space, workroom, and an outdoor covered patio. In addition, a large multi-purpose room and a teaching kitchen will be located on the second floor, above the main walkway students can travel on to get from Century Park North to the rest of campus. This room will be used for leadership team events, trainings, and other special events.
Five-story building C will provide 173 beds where the freshmen Luckyday Scholars will live. The arrangment of this residence hall will be unique in that each floor will have fewer residents than other halls, private bathrooms will be located across the halls from the bedrooms, and there will be a kitchen, dining, living room, and laundry room on each floor. This concept will help with our living-learning communities that we promote within the Luckyday Citizenship Program. Our upperclass mentors will have more opportunities to spend time with the freshmen and the open floor plan helps to promote interaction among the residents.