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Department of Housing and Residence Life

COVID-19 Housing Updates

March 23, 2020

Dear Resident of USM Campus Housing,


Regular access to all campus housing (residence halls, sorority houses, fraternity houses, or campus apartments) will be unavailable beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020.

  • Given the importance of social distancing, there is no rush for personal belongings to be completely removed from rooms at this time. For students not needing immediate access to their belongings, future pick-up options will be made available at a later date.
  • If students need to pick up essential belongings, the student’s ID card will unlock the front entrance until March 27 at 8:59 a.m. If students and parents can only pick up personal items after 5:00 p.m., they should follow the call-out directions posted at the entrance of the campus housing living unit.
  • After 8:59 a.m. on March 27, students and parents may not pick up students’ personal belongings without first receiving confirmation of an appointment. To request an appointment, please complete the Appointment Express Form -
  • Campus dining and other services will only be available on a very limited basis until further notice.

Students who have extraordinary housing circumstances and need to request an exception to remain on campus must complete a COVID-19 Access Form - by noon on March 26 and provide supporting documentation. Students must receive an official approval email from Housing and Residence Life in order to maintain access after this time.

Please continue to follow USM’s official COVID-19 updates at and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates.

If you have additional questions, please contact Housing and Residence Life at (601) 266-4783 or reslifeFREEMississippi.

Stay Safe and Southern Miss to The Top!

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