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Gulf Park Student Life

2020 Welcome Week


All events will take place virtually. Make sure to download Microsoft Teams!

Tuesday, September 8 Wednesday, September 9 Thursday, September 10


Get to Know Your Advisor-RESCHEDULED!


SOAR with Microsoft 365


Scavenger Hunt with the Library



Get to Know Your Advisor



Trivia with the ASC


Virtual Organization Fair


Stress Management & Socialization


Keep Calm & Get Career Ready!


SMART Money Tips



Netflix Party with the SGA*

Week long Activities!

Description of Events:

Get to Know Your Advisor : Meet your academic advisor- one of your greatest resources! From helping choosing your classes to career preparation, advisors are an essential part of your college experience.  

Stress Management and Socialization: Alvin Baker, Mental Health Wellness Counselor at the Gulf Park Campus, discusses methods to manage stress and tips on how to be social while still social distancing. 

SOAR with Microsoft 365: Did you know your Microsoft 365 subscription comes with over 30 applications? In this session, Heather Miller will help you navigate all Microsoft 365 has to offer. From Microsoft Teams, to PowerPoint, to Microsoft Forms, take advantage of Microsoft 365! 

Virtual Trivia with the ASC: Have a good time learning some campus history with the student leaders of the ASC! The ASC offers Peer Education in variety of subjects, Academic Coaching for study and organization skills, and academic workshops on a variety of topics. Let the student employees of the Academic Success Center serve you.  

Keep Calm & Get Career Ready: Employers today are looking for graduates to be career ready.  They want graduates to know how to apply their skills, talents and interests to the current job market. Join Career Services for a virtual information session to build your knowledge and understanding of the Eight Core competencies to be Career Ready for a successful transition into the job market. 

Virtual Scavenger Hunt with the Library: Join the library for a jolly good time, hunting for links and learning sublime. Gulf Coast Library will provide a short overview of searching materials and will then put that knowledge to the test in a fun scavenger hunt to find resources. Win prizes! Don’t miss out!

Virtual Organization Fair : There are more than thirty student organizations on the USM Gulf Park Campus! Are you interested in being a student leader? Are you passionate about keeping our Gulf Coast clean? No matter your interests, there is a student organization for you to join today. 

SMART Money Tips: Navigating finances can be tough. In this session, gain insight into your financial responsibilities as a student and learn about SMART money managing strategies so you can start on the path to financial freedom! 

*How to participate in the Netflix Party

Use your Netflix Account or sign up for a 30-day free trial. Must use Microsoft Chrome browser

  1. Go to and install the extension
  2. Open your Netflix account on a Chrome browser on your computer
  3. We will email you a link to the viewing 10 minutes prior to the party. The link will also be posted on Campusknot.
  4. Click the icon in the top right to personalize your avatar and nickname
  5. Enjoy the movie and chat with your friends!

Contact Us

Gulf Park Student Life
Hardy Hall 238
730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, MS 39560

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