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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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, the most up-to-date information will be posted at

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Events at Southern Miss

Mar 31
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Events sponsored by USM or hosted in USM facilities, where 50 or more attendees are expected, are canceled. This guidance is effective from March 12, 2020 to April 30, 2020, at which time event guidelines will be reevaluated. As the situation with C...


An Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on March 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. The Annual Student Show is an exhibition of work by students in ...

Canceled: Annual Student Show at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

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A massive collaborative performance by the Symphony Orchestra and Choral Activities, Guiseppe Verdi’s Requiem remains an unrivaled masterpiece and o...

Canceled: Verdi Requiem at Main Street Baptist Church

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