Orientation Fees

Orientation fees are nonrefundable. These fees cover the cost of meals, materials and programming for your orientation session, as well as programming for events during the first year at Southern Miss.  Student orientation fees are charged to student accounts, and parent/guest orientation fees must be paid either upon registering for an orientation session or during check-in at your orientation session.  Please note that the student orientation fee will appear on the student's bill as a course fee for GS 100.

Spring/Summer Orientation Fee
Student orientation fee (charged to student account): $100
*Please note that although parents are welcome to attend with their student, there will not be any parent programming during Late Orientation. Campus offices will be available for parents to visit while students attend academic advisement.

Freshman Orientation Fees
Student orientation fee (charged to student account): $100
Parent/Guest orientation fee: $40 per person

Freshman Orientation Overnight Campus Housing Fees
Freshman Orientation sessions are 2-day events.  Campus overnight accommodations are available on Day 1 of Freshman Orientation sessions in May, June, and July.  Reservations are required and space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 

There is no charge for students to stay in overnight campus housing during Freshman Orientation, but a reservation is required. 

Parents and guests may also reserve overnight campus housing at the rate of $35 for a single room or $40 for a double room, but reservations are required.  The parent/guest campus housing fee is a separate fee and is in addition to the $40 per person parent/guest orientation fee.  Thus, one parent/guest staying overnight will be charged a total of $75 (orientation fee + campus housing fee), and two parents/guests staying overnight will be charged a total of $120 (orientation fee + campus housing fee).

Transfer Orientation Fees
Student orientation fee (charged to student account): $100
Parent/Guest orientation fee: $25 per person