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Hattiesburg Campus

This diverse campus spans 300 acres in the heart of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and is home to the sixth-oldest acceptance-based Honors College in the nation, a vibrant arts community that produces hundreds of events each year, and internationally-recognized researchers whose expertise ranges from polymer science and engineering to sports safety and security.

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Gulf Park Campus

Through its 52-acre beachfront campus in Long Beach, Mississippi, the University serves as the only four-year public institution located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The Gulf Park campus is also home to the state’s only bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering and the only film studies pathway offered at a public institution in the state.

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112years since our founding in 1910
70+countries represented by our students
27Goldwater Scholars
30study-abroad programs
17division 1 sports

Featured Programs:Master of Business AdministrationOcean Engineering

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 A Joyful Christmastime with Tasha Tudor at McCain Library and Archives
Dec 08
2:00 pm

A Joyful Christmastime with Tasha Tudor at McCain Library and Archives

Tasha Tudor scholar, Jeanette Chandler Knazek, will present a talk on Tudor's Christmas artwork. Knazek has enjoyed Tudor's writings and illustrations for many years and has presented the author and illustrator's talents to audiences all around the U...


Everyone is invited to join us for a Holiday Tea! A new de Grummond Exhibit, “Take Joy: A de Grummond Holiday Exhibition,” will be open, as well a...

Holiday Tea at McCain Library and Archives

2:00 pm


Join friend of de Grummond, artist and illustrator, Adam Trest, for a talk on holiday cards and the dual lives of illustrators Space is limited so an...

Holiday Cards and the Dual Lives of Illustrators With Adam Trest at McCain Library and Archives

5:30 pm

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