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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

 Fall 2022 Commencement at Reed Green Coliseum
Dec 09
9:00 am

Fall 2022 Commencement at Reed Green Coliseum

This Commencement ceremony is for undergraduates in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Nursing and Health Professions. For detailed information concerning the event, visit the Fall 2022 Commencement website. For parking information, review the C...


A BFA capstone senior project exhibition of artist from the School of Perfoming and Visual Arts Art and Design program. ...

BFA Senior Show in Ceramics and Drawing: Brittany Brown, Jenisa Tubby, and Grace Schrimpshire. at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

10:00 am


This Commencement ceremony is for undergraduates in the Colleges of Business and Economic Development and Education and Human Sciences. For detailed ...

Fall 2022 Commencement at Reed Green Coliseum

2:00 pm

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