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The Payne Center is now open to patrons. Masks will be required when participating inside the facility. In addition, we ask that all patrons keep a minimum of 10 feet physical distance between others when in the facility. For your safety, increased sanitation procedures are in place throughout the day. At this time, patrons 16 and older may enter and use the facility. Guest passes are currently not available at this time.

For more updates about The University of Southern Mississippi's response to COVID-19, please visit

Check below to see the current program schedules and hours for the Payne Center, Rock Climbing Wall, Group Exercise, Aquatics, Outdoor Adventures Trips and Intramural Sports. Paper copies are also available at the Payne Center. 

Payne Center Facility Hours

Payne Center Spring 2021 Hours

To view a PDF of the Spring Payne Center hours, click here: Payne Center Spring 2021 Hours

Pride Field Hours

  • Currently Closed

Climbing Wall Hours

Spring Hours

  • The Rock Wall will be reopening January 20, 2021 for student and patron use at the following times.
    • Monday–Thursday: 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
    • Friday: CLOSED
    • Saturday: 3 p.m.–6 p.m.
    • Sunday: CLOSED

Group Exercise Class Schedule 

March 8 - April 25 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday
GYM COURT #4            
4:30-5:20pm       Bootcamp (ZOOM)    
5:30-6:20pm HIIT (ZOOM) Step Hip Hop (ZOOM) Zumba (ZOOM)    
6:30-7:20pm Cardio Dance Fusion (ZOOM)   Bootcamp (ZOOM)      
SPIN ROOM            
9-9:50am         Spin  
6:15-7:15pm Spin   Spin      

Yoga (ZOOM)

Yoga Yoga (ZOOM)      
6:30-7:20pm       Yoga    
DOGWOOD STUDIO            
6:30-7:20pm   TRX        
9-9:50am Aqua Fusion   Aqua Fusion   Aqua Zumba  
5:30-6:30pm     Paddleboard Yoga      


ALL CLASSES ARE FREE. No advance registration required. Virtual classes led by a Campus Recreation instructor are also available in-person to patrons and are indicated by ZOOM on the above schedule. To sign up for these virtual classes, contact Samantha%20Lamb.

For a PDF of the Spring II Group Exercise Schedule (March 8-April 25) with Class Descriptions, click here: Group Ex Spring II Schedule with Descriptions 

Natatorium Schedule

Natatorium Spring 2021 Schedule
For a PDF of the Spring Pool Schedule (January 20-May 7, 2021), click here: Spring Natatorium Schedule

Outdoor Adventures Trips

  • Red Bluff Day Hike - Friday, February 19
    •  10am-2pm
    • FREE for USM Students and Payne Center Members
    • Register by February 16 at the Payne Center Sales Desk
    • Mandatory pre-trip meeting on February 17  from 5pm-7pm
  • Longleaf Trace Bike, Picnic and Paddle Day - Friday, March 19
    • 10am-2pm
    • FREE
    • Meet at Denbury Beaver Pond on Longleaf Trace Mile Post 12
    • Attendees should bring a bike or rent one at the station upon arrival
    • Sign up at the Payne Center Sales Desk
  • Okatoma River Kayak and Canoe Day Trip - Saturday, April 10
    • 8:30am-5pm
    • $5 parking fee for USM students and Payne Center members per boat
    • Meet at Seminary Canoe Rental
      • 1235 Old Hwy 49  Seminary, MS
    • River float trip from launch (on public boat launch located at Hwy 590, 1/2 mile east of Hwy 49) to Exit (Seminar Canoe Rental) is approximately five hours.
    • Sign up by April 5 at the Payne Center Sales Desk

All USM students and Payne Center members are invited to participate!

*All trips are subject to change. Visit the Payne Center Sales Desk to sign up and pay for trips. 

Spring 2021 Clinics

  • No clinics are scheduled at this time.
All clinics are FREE for Southern Miss student and Payne Center members. To register, visit the Payne Center Sales Desk. For questions, contact Bill%20Powe, Aquatics and Outdoor Adventures Coordinator.

Intramural Sports Schedule

Intramural Sports Spring 2021 Schedule

To view a PDF of the Spring Intramural Schedule, click here: Spring 2021 Intramural Schedule

Contact Us

Campus Recreation
Payne Center
118 College Dr. #5155
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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