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Transfer Student Association

About Us

Transfer Student AssociationThe Transfer Student Association is a student organization that helps to connect transfer students to one another and assist each other in areas of need at the university level. We strive to inform transfer students about happenings on campus and engage in both the Southern Miss and Hattiesburg communities. If you’re looking for a way to get involved on campus and connect with other students, join TSA! Interested in joining the email list for TSA?

Click below and get all the updates you need to stay in the know.

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Upcoming Events

  •  TSA Service Night

Thursday, November 21
Union Room B | 6:30 p.m. 
TSA is partnering with Volunteer USM and Men of Excellence to collect school supplies, materials and monetary donations for a school in Medina Bank, Belize. Join us as we gather and organize all donated supplies while meeting fellow students from other organizations! Service hours are available for this project. 

Previous Fall 2019 Events

  • Transfer Talk Lunch

Thursday, August 22
Thad Cochran Ballroom | 11:30 a.m. 
Join us during Golden Eagle Welcome Week for a free taco bar and meet other transfer students while hearing all about the ways to be successful at USM. Space is limited, so be sure to register by clicking here. *You do not have to participate in GEWW to register for this event.*

  • Transfer Kick-Off Carnival

Monday, August 23
Downtown Hattiesburg | 6:30 p.m.
Let’s celebrate a new year before classes kick off! Join all USM transfer students for a party complete with cotton candy, carnival pretzels and inflatable relay games. This is a great way to meet other students who transferred to USM, just like you!  

  • TSA Paint Night

Thursday, September 26
RHA | 6:30 p.m. 
Join us for a paint night to create your own Southern Miss artwork! Meet other transfer students and make new friends while painting. 

National Transfer Student Week

  • All Week Long – Share your Transfer Pride!
    Change your profile picture on Facebook or Instagram to show your USM Transfer pride! Use the hashtag #ProudUSMtransfer and #TransferStudentWeek
  • Monday, October 21 – Getting Into Graduate School
    5 p.m. in LAB Gonzalez Auditorium
    Join Southern Miss faculty as they share advice on how to navigate the graduate school application process. This event is hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi Graduate School and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
  • Tuesday, October 22 – Wednesday, October 23 – Share Your Story
    Post a photo on Facebook or Instagram and tell us why you’re proud to be a USM transfer student. Use the hashtag #ProudUSMtransfer and #TransferStudentWeek and tag @SouthernMissTSA for a chance to be featured throughout the week!
  • Thursday, October 24 – TSA’s October Bash
    6:30 p.m. in Spirit Park
    The Transfer Student Association is celebrating fall and National Transfer Week with food and fun! Enjoy inflatables, food and music while mingling with other transfer students!


Meet our 2019-20 executive officers below! 

Ja'Len Husband
President – JaLen Husband


Tyler Cunning

Vice President – Tyler Cunning

Photo coming soon!

Social Chair – Position Open

Photo coming soon!
Recruitment Chair – Kaitlyn Ducksworth


Lakenya Travis
Secretary – LaKenya Travis

Leadership Team Members
Allyson Hollingsworth
Anaston Hearn
Brittney Bridges
Christy Pheal
Donisha Edwards
Krijn Paetow
Mahagony Bourne
Interested in getting more involved with TSA? Apply to be on our leadership team when applications open in January! The application will be posted here when it is available.