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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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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 in more than 50 distinct academic fields. 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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109years since our founding in 1910
71countries represented by our students
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Sonia Manzano (“Maria”)

1.28.2020

Sesame Street's "Maria" to visit USM during Children's Book Festival

Fans of the popular television show Sesame Street will have an opportunity to hear from one of its biggest stars, Sonia Manzano (“Maria”) when she comes to The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Hattiesburg campus for the 53rd annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival.

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"Slide" an Exhibit by Visiting Artist Mary McDonnell at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

An opening reception will be held on January 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. Mary McDonnell’s expressive abstract paintings visualize her sensory experience of the natural world. McDonnell’s practice is at once meditative and active: her painstakingly layere...

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The 7th edition of the Southern Flute Festival features USM alumnus Dr. Jesus Castro, and several other guest artists. Participants will enjoy two day...

Southern Flute Festival at Marsh Auditorium

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Jan
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An opening reception will be held on January 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. Mary McDonnell’s expressive abstract paintings visualize her sensory experience of ...

"Slide" an Exhibit by Visiting Artist Mary McDonnell at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

10:00 am

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