Projects & Construction

The Physical Plant strives to construct an environment conducive to the education, research and service goals of The University of Southern Mississippi.  All projects initiated and managed by the Physical Plant are intended to address the tenets established by the University Master Plan.  Last approved by the IHL board in 2008, the plan addresses the following:

  • Ensuring the physical campus setting continues to strengthen the quality of the collegiate experience
  • Reforming and reshaping residential life through creation of vibrant living/learning districts
  • Regenerating the historic core as the heart of campus
  • Promoting a strategy for growth that organizes development in accordance with existing campus districts
  • Maintaining a respectful, engaged relationship with the city of Hattiesburg


Completed Projects 

Several projects have been completed based on the guiding principles outlined by the University Master Plan including:

  • Century Park North
  • Century Park South: Vann Hall, Scott Hall and Lucky Day Citizenship Hall 
  • College Hall Renovations 
  • M.M. Roberts Stadium South End Zone Expansion
  • Parking Garage
  • Scianna Hall 
  • The Village
  • Trent Lott Center for Economic Development

Projects in Progress

There are numerous projects being planned and executed by the Physical Plant that have been approved by the Campus Master Planning Committee and/or the Design Review Committee, some of which include:

Asbury Hall
College of Nursing - Asbury Hall

To be located on the western edge of campus on the corner of Montague and Ross Boulevard, this state-of-the-art facility will increase the square footage dedicated to the College of Nursing by 135 percent. The building will feature student interactive areas, an enlarged & enhanced clinical simulation lab, as well as computer labs and classrooms. Construction began in June of 2014, with an estimated completion in the Summer of 2016.

Impact: The spaces in the Theatre & Dance parking lot, from Ross Boulevard to the Wesley Foundation building have been permanently consumed by the project.  Additional outages or interruptions will me announced as the project progresses.



Click here to view a complete list of Projects in Progress.