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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 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
24Goldwater Scholars
30study-abroad programs
17division 1 sports

Featured Programs:Master of Business AdministrationOcean Engineering

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USM Foundation Announces Fundraising Initiative for New Home for The Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families

With a goal of constructing a new building to provide the more than 1,700 student veterans, service members and their families with a home of their own on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus that is commensurate with the honor of which they are so deserving, the USM Foundation announces a $2.4 million fundraising initiative to make the facility a reality.

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Events at Southern Miss

 The University of Southern Mississippi National Juried Painting Exhibition at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design
Oct 19
8:00 am

The University of Southern Mississippi National Juried Painting Exhibition at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

Lecture with visiting artist and juror, Bill Scott: October 16, 2019 at 6 p.m. Opening Reception: October 16, 2019 at 7 p.m. The 2019 USM National Juried Painting Exhibition is a juried biennial exhibition featuring work by some of the top ranking ...


University Bands presents Lion’s Band Workshop, an instrumental clinic to prepare for the 2020 Mississippi Lions’ All-State Band Auditions. ...

Lion’s Band Workshop at Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium

9:00 am


Set in 1904, Gem of the Ocean begins August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle that chronicles the African American experience throughout the twentieth centu...

Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson at Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre

2:00 pm

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