HATTIESBURG -- The
University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus and Meridian
teaching site will not hold classes on Wednesday, Sept. 15, Thursday,
Sept. 16, and Friday, Sept.17, due to anticipated destructive weather
from Hurricane Ivan.
Night classes will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Students
may call the following telephone numbers to obtain information on
the status of university campuses and teaching sites: for Hattiesburg,
call (601) 271-2049; Ocean Springs, call (228) 818-4616; and for
Long Beach, call (228) 864-2298.
Classes will resume and offices will reopen Monday,
Sept. 20, at 8 a.m. on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses and
at all Southern Miss teaching sites, unless otherwise noted through
the media or through the recordings available at the above listed
Southern Miss president Dr. Shelby Thames is issuing
a declaration of emergency on the Hattiesburg campus, which will
allow University Police to establish a curfew.
Residential students are encouraged to remain on campus
during this time. Food services will remain in operation. Essential
personnel working in the physical plant, food services, residence
life and student affairs should report to work. The Southern Miss
vs. University of California football game scheduled for Thursday,
Sept.16, has been cancelled and will not be played during the upcoming
weekend. An announcement on when the two teams will play will be
made at a later date.