On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. High winds and a high storm surge washed through the historic halls of the beachfront campus.
Now, with four of five building projects completed, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus is nearing its full return from damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Read the full comeback story here.
On Thursday, March 28, 2013, The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated the official opening of its new Science Building and Nursing Building on the Gulf Park campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. University officials and esteemed guests assisted in the cutting of ribbons to recognize the return of this portion of the Gulf Park campus following Hurricane Katrina.
On Saturday, March 30, Southern Miss Gulf Coast celebrated again with the opening of historic Hardy Hall and Lloyd Hall, hosting a ribbon-cutting and open house during the annual Jazz and Blues Festival on the Gulf Park campus front lawn. Dignitaries from the university, FEMA, MEMA, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the surrounding community enjoyed a beautiful day and the return of these significant buildings to active service in the education of individuals ready to build better lives for themselves.
View Photo Gallery from ribbon-cutting for Science and Nursing Buildings.
View Photo Gallery from ribbon-cutting for Hardy Hall and Lloyd Hall.
Enjoy the finishing touches to Hardy Hall as new sod is laid on the front lawn April 2.