Among the assortment of campus activities available to interested students and community members are concerts, lectures, movies, plays, jogging, intramural sports, tennis, swimming, handball, and racquetball.
The Payne Center, available to faculty, staff, students, and alumni, houses racquetball courts, an indoor jogging track, exercise equipment, an indoor pool, and locker facilities.
There are also numerous hunting and fishing areas that are easily accessible. The mild climate lends itself to year-round outdoor activities such as jogging/running, rollerblading, and biking. There is a “Rails to Trails” path that runs through Hattiesburg with a new entrance on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are part of Conference USA. Students can get inexpensive tickets to sporting events.