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Help and Support

Help and Support

Southern Miss has resources dedicated to helping you make the most of your college experience. Our goal is healthy, happy students who have the resources they need to be successful.

We understand that you might need assistance in various aspects of your academic journey and personal life. No matter what you're facing, we're here to provide guidance and resources to ensure your time at USM is as enriching and fulfilling as possible. You can find resources on a wide range of topics, including: academic, financial, mental or emotional, health and wellness, social, self, or technology help.




Help is available in a wide range of subjects as well as writing and speaking. Don’t forget your instructor is here to help, too! Visit your teacher’s office hours or email them to schedule an appointment to ask your questions.

Center for Student Success
CSS is here to help with your academic and personal growth at USM. They offer first year, sophomore, transfer, and first-generation programs; downloadable student resources and one-on-one success meetings. Get help with time management, study skills, test taking, and more.



GO System
There are over 900 scholarships available in the Golden Opportunities Scholarship and Competitive Programs Application System. Complete one general application and automatically be matched with scholarship opportunities or search for a specific scholarship.

Additional Scholarship Information
Find a listing of other scholarship programs and external opportunities offered by the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships.

Nationally Competitive Programs
The GO System isn’t the only way to find help paying for your studies. The Office of Undergraduate Scholarships can help you plan and apply for these national scholarships and fellowships.



Academic Standing Hold Clearance
Are you on probation, probation continued, or academic suspension? Don’t worry, these designations are not meant as a punishment, but instead and opportunity to stop and examine what is holding you back from succeeding. Follow the link to read more about these standings and the clearance process. Call your school or the dean’s office at 601.266.4315 if you’re still unsure what to do.

Campus Recreation 
Physical and mental wellness are important elements of a productive and positive college experience. Get involved in physical fitness and on- and off-campus recreation activities.

University Advisement Center
Have questions about changing your major? Need help enrolling in classes or navigating SOAR? The UAC’s professional advisors would be glad to help. Follow the link above to read more or fill out the Ask-an-Advisor form if you have a question.


Contact Us

College of Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts Building 210
118 College Dr. #5004
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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