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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

 Medicine Wheel Garden: Southeastern Pigments with Robin Whitfield at Medicine Wheel Garden
Sep 23
1:00 pm

Medicine Wheel Garden: Southeastern Pigments with Robin Whitfield at Medicine Wheel Garden

Robin Whitfield, a Mississippi artist whose mission is to connect nature and art, will explore the beauty and meaning of plant dyes and pigments used by our ancestors. Plant dyes and pigments were important to our ancestors as they infused Vhitfiele ...


Alexander Lapins is Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Tennessee School of Music and is tubist of the UT Faculty Brass Qui...

Guest Artist Series presents Alex Lapins, Tuba at Marsh Auditorium

7:30 pm


The Center for Ethics and Health Humanities (CEHH) presents Dr. Ralph Didlake, who will discuss efforts to properly manage thousands of unmarked grave...

CEHH Series: Dr. Ralph Didlake - The Asylum Project at Gonzales Auditorium

7:00 pm

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