Welcome to Event and Conference Services at Southern Miss and thank you for considering the University for your next event! Housed under the umbrella of the Union and Programs department, the Event Services office oversees the reservation and setup for events held in the Thad Cochran Center, R.C. Cook University Union and Hub, as well as the first level of the Trent Lott National Center.


Our beautiful, modern and distinct venues provide the ideal setting for a variety of specials events, meetings and conferences. Illustrious scenic landscapes, sophisticated corporate meeting space, stunning ballrooms, a stadium-style, 324-seat cinema/auditorium and world-class catering truly enhance the Southern charm of our prestigious campus. Let us transform your next event into a memorable success! Please contact the Event Services office at 601.266.4399 or eventservices@usm.edu to discuss your needs and/or to schedule a tour of our facilities.  


*The Union and Programs department is a self-supporting auxiliary enterprise funded primarily by a designated student fee. Hosting special events such as weddings, conferences, etc. on campus allows our department to better serve our students and alumni. These types of events also allow us to maximize the efficient use of our facilites, especially at times when student usage is minimal, therefore helping us offset our operational costs.