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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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Events at Southern Miss

 Holiday Peppermint Pops at Immersive Media Performing Arts Center Auditorium
Nov 27
4:00 pm

Holiday Peppermint Pops at Immersive Media Performing Arts Center Auditorium

Southern Miss Choral Activities joins forces with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra and several coastal high school choirs for a special coast presentation of our annual gift of the holiday season, the Holiday Choral Spectacular. Join us as we kick o...


* Please note that this event has been canceled. This recital will feature members of the Southern Miss Trumpet Studio performing their semester jury...

Canceled: Trumpet Studio Recital at Marsh Auditorium

8:00 pm


Flooding is changing in coastal Mississippi, becoming more intense and frequent. Coastal residents are no strangers to hazards including flooding. Ple...

GCRL Science Café: Changing Flood Risk in Coastal Mississippi – "Why, What's Next, and What Can We Do?" at Caylor Auditorium

6:00 pm

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