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Housing and Residence Life

Welcome to housing! We're excited to have you on campus!

Frequently Asked Questions

Housing and Residence Life Mission

To provide a high quality physical, social, and cultural environment that encourages and supports the holistic development of the residential student.

Teresa Crum

Current Residents, Future Residents, Parents, Family and Friends,

On behalf of The Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) at Southern Miss, I want to thank you for taking time to explore our website and learn more about the on-campus experience and the communities we offer. HRL offers a home for more than 3,500 students to live, learn, grow and connect while making the most of their collegiate experience. The department’s mission is to provide a high quality physical, social and cultural environment that encourages and supports the holistic development of the residential student and the virtual student at home. With a staff of over 350, in 12 residence halls, 10 sorority houses, 10 fraternity houses, 1 apartment complex and dedicated Living-Learning environments we are committed to providing a variety of housing opportunities to meet your needs throughout your time at Southern Miss. SMTTT!

Teresa Crum 
Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life 

Resident Resources

First Year Live-On Requirement

All new first-time, first year students, and transfer students with less than 24 credit hours, are required to live on campus during their first year at USM.

Learn more here.

Contracts and Policies

It's important to keep up with our policies while living on campus as well as making sure you have reviewed and signed our housing contract!

Learn more here.

Living on Campus

Living on campus plays a vital part in your academic and personal growth.

Learn more here.

Dates to Know

It's important to keep track of our important dates regarding housing! Make sure you set reminders on your phone so you don't forget anything!

Learn more here.

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