Alumni & Public Homecoming Events

Whether you come back each year, or you are making a special trip to visit your alma mater in 2016, Homecoming is a time to celebrate all things Southern Miss! Beginning Monday, Oct. 24, and concluding Sunday, Oct. 30, the entire week is packed with events to stir up Golden Eagle pride. Join fellow alumni for a memorable weekend with something for everyone! 

Thursday, Oct. 27

9:30-11:30 a.m. -- The School of Mass Communication and Journalism Panel Discussion, Thad Cochran Center (map)

11:45 a.m. -- School of Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame Luncheon, Thad Cochran Center (map)
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the MCJ website

6:30 p.m. -- Dixie Darling Social, Hilton Garden Inn

Friday, Oct. 28

8:30 a.m. -- Shell Finish Line/Alumni Association Homecoming Golf Tournament, Hattiesburg Country Club

10 a.m. -- Dixie Darling Alumnae Refresher Practice, Payne Center (map) Basketball Court Four
New Dixie Darling alumnae will meet to prepare for Homecoming weekend activities. For more information, contact Melissa Lyman at usmddalum@yahoo.com.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Football Friday Luncheon
Join Head Football Coach Jay Hopson for a pre-game luncheon. For more information, visit www.southernmiss.com.

1-1:30 p.m. -- Dixie Darling Alumnae Registration, Payne Center (map) Basketball Court Four
Registration for Dixie Darling Homecoming events will take place. For more information, contact Melissa Lyman at usmddalum@yahoo.com.

1-3 p.m. -- Dixie Darling Alumnae Practice, Payne Center (mapBasketball Court Four
For more information, contact Melissa Lyman at usmddalum@yahoo.com.

2-3:15 p.m. -- Southern Miss Choral Activities Homecoming Reunion/Rehearsal
For more information or to register for the Homecoming Reunion, please visit The School of Music website or call 601.266.4892. 

3:15-5 p.m. -- Dixie Darling Alumnae and Current Dixie Darlings Practice, Pride Field (map)
For more information, contact Melissa Lyman at usmddalum@yahoo.com.

3:30-5:30 p.m. -- Spirit of Southern and BelleTones Reunion/Rehearsal

6:30 p.m. -- Southern Miss Alumni Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony, Thad Cochran Center (map)
The Southern Miss Alumni Association will induct outstanding alumni into the Hall of Fame. Registration is required. For more information, contact Rene’ Trigg at 601.266.5013 or rene.trigg@usm.edu.

7-9 p.m. -- Dixie Darling Alumnae Reunion Dinner, Southern Oaks House and Gardens
For more information, contact Melissa Lyman at Melissa.lyman.@yahoo.com

7-10 p.m. -- Friday Night at the Fountain, Centennial Green  (map)
Friday Night at the Fountain, hosted by Southern Miss Activities Council, kicks off on Centennial Green and will feature the homecoming court, members of the Golden Eagle football team, Seymour, cheerleaders and the Dixie Darlings. Following the pep rally, there will be a concert. The campus and community are invited to attend. 

8:30 p.m. -- Southern Miss Choral Activities Homecoming Reunion Era-specific social gatherings. 
For more information, email ellen.wise@usm.edu.  

Saturday, Oct. 29

8-9:15 a.m. - Southern Miss Choral Activities Homecoming Reunion Breakfast, Main Street Baptist Church
Registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit The School of Music website or call 601.266.4892. 

8:30 a.m. -- 21st Annual Homecoming 5K Hosted by the Athletic Training Club and School of Kinesiology, Pride Field (map)
The Athletic Training Club and School of Kinesiology proudly present the 21st annual Homecoming 5K Eagle Run. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information and registration, visit the registration page

11 a.m. -- Homecoming Parade
Don’t miss the annual Homecoming parade featuring The Pride, Dixie Darling alumnae and current Dixie Darlings, current and former athletes and members of the Southern Miss student body! 

Noon -- Annual Alumni Association Awards Lunch and Business Meeting, Thad Cochran Center (map)
The Alumni Association will recognize alumni who have given service to their alma mater at this Homecoming day lunch. Registration is required. For more information, contact Rene’ Trigg at 601.266.5013 or rene.trigg@usm.edu.

1 p.m. Dixie Darling Scholarship Presentation, Stout Hall (map)The Dixie Darlings will present their 2016 scholarship recipient in Stout Hall on Saturday. For more information, please contact Melissa Lyman at Melissa.lyman@yahoo.com.

1:30 p.m. -- Southern Miss Choral Activities Homecoming Reunion Concert Presentation, Main Street Baptist Church
Free and open to the public. For more information, please visit The School of Music website or call 601.266.4892. 

2 p.m. -- Jr. Eagle Funland
Free admission for Seymour’s Sidekicks. $5 for non-members, which include unlimited jumps.

2 p.m. -- College of Nursing Tailgate, Bennett Auditorium (map)
All nursing alumni and friends are invited to attend. 

2:30 p.m. Dixie Darling Alumnae and Current Dixie Darlings Group Picture, College Hall (map)
For more information, please contact Melissa Lyman at Melissa.lyman@yahoo.com

3:30-5:30 p.m. Alumni Authors, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Thad Cochran Center (map)
Select alumni will be onsite to autograph and distribute copies of their published books. 

4 p.m. -- Eagle Walk (map)
Join The Pride, cheerleaders, Seymour and the Homecoming Court as the football team heads to the locker room. The Eagle Walk begins on West Memorial Drive. For more information, contact the Athletic Department at 601.266.5017.

4:15 p.m. -- WUSM Concert Series featuring music from The Devil Music Co., Centennial Green (map)

6 p.m. -- Marshall at Southern Miss, M.M. Roberts Stadium (map)
Southern Miss football takes on Marshall. Kick-off is set for 6 p.m. at The Rock. For tickets or more information, contact the ticket office at 800.844.TICK or SouthernMissTickets.com. The Homecoming Court and Alumni Hall of Fame will be presented at halftime. 

Sunday, Oct. 30

10:30 a.m. -- African-American Alumni Brunch, Thad Cochran Center (map)