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Southern Miss Preview Orientation Dates Set for Freshmen, Transfer Students PDF Print E-mail
Friday, May 15, 2009
Contact David Tisdale - 601.266.4499   

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of the First Year Experience has Preview dates set throughout the summer for new students who will be attending the upcoming summer session and for students who will be freshmen at Southern Miss this year or transferring to the university for the fall 2009 semester.

During Preview, students have the opportunity to meet other new students, current students, faculty and staff and meet with an academic adviser within his or her course of study, as well as schedule classes for fall semester. Spaces for Preview are reserved on a first-respond, first reserved basis.

At Preview, students will also learn how to register for classes through SOAR, Southern Miss' online registration system; meet representatives from campus departments and student organizations; pre-order textbooks for classes; have their student identification card made; and set up a university email account

The 2009 Preview schedule is as follows:

• Summer Preview May 29 - Last Call for Summer (for all new students starting classes in the summer semester)
Preview sessions for new students starting classes in the fall include:
• Preview 1: June 4-5 (Freshmen)
• Preview 2: June 21-22 (Freshmen)
• Preview 3: June 25 (Transfers)
• Preview 4: June 29-30 (Freshmen)
• Preview 5: July 2 (Transfers)
• Preview 6: July 9 (Non-traditional)
• Preview 7: July 12-13 (Freshmen)
• Preview 8: July 16th (Transfers)

For those unable to attend these Preview dates, other fall semester preparation events include Last Call for Fall Aug. 14 for transfer students; Last Call for Fall Aug. 15 for freshmen; and Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend Aug 16-Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Attendance at a Preview session is required of all new students. Students must be admitted to the university before attending a Preview. To learn more about Preview or to register for Preview sessions, call 601.266.6405; online, visit

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