05.13.15 Maintenance Scheduled for Thursday, May 14

    Routine maintenance has been scheduled for Thursday, May 14 between the hours of 9 p.m. until midnight for the following systems: SOAR, SOARFIN and SOARHR. Users will not be able to log into SOAR, SOARFIN and SOARHR during the time this scheduled downtime.

    05.11.15 Grade Menu in iSouthernMS Mobile

    iSOUTHERNMS MOBILE USERS: Please be aware that the grade menu has been temporarily disabled in the app because course evaluations must be completed first. In order to view grades, students will need to go to to complete course evaluations.

    The grade option on the mobile app will be restored on May 20 after the evaluation period is over.

    University-Wide Network Update Scheduled April 30

    A yearly update for wireless authentication certificate will be done on Thursday, April 30. Please be aware that some who use the wireless network “USM” may be required to accept the new certificate if prompted when you connect to the "USM" SSID.

    If you have questions, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357). 

    04.21.15 University Wide Network Outage Scheduled April 23

    The university (Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses) will be performing maintenance on the University internet connection from 6 -7 a.m., Thursday, April 23. Access to internet and all services that require internet connectivity will be affected. These services include, but are not limited to: Email, Blackboard and Non-USM web pages.


    You can go to the iTech website for an up-to-date system status. If you need to address an issue concerning this outage, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    04.15.15 University Wide Network Move to New Firewall Scheduled April 16

    The University is committed to ensuring our technology network is secure.  In an effort to resolve potential threats, ALL network services will be moved to a new firewall.  In doing so, Servers not housed in the University Technology and Data Center and any ad-hoc networks may not work after the change.  There are likely many undocumented network requirements throughout the University and we are committed to work diligently on resolving any issues as they arise. This change will take place at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 16.

    If you have any issues, please contact the iTech Help Desk by phone at 601-266-HELP (4357) or email at The University is committed to ensuring our network is secure and, in some cases, a change in process may be necessary to resolve an issue.