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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?

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Upcoming Events

  • Rock Wall Social 

Wednesday, March 11
The Payne Center | 6-7:30 p.m.
Have you wanted to climb the rock wall in the Payne Center and haven't had the chance? Now you do! Join other transfer students on March 11 from 6-7:30 as we encourage each other and climb the artificial rock wall. Rock climbing is free to all USM students and your USM ID is required. Light refreshments will also be provided. 

  • TSA Service Project

Tuesday, March 24
Hub 104 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join Volunteer USM, TSA, & Men of Excellence as we give back for our next service project! We are collecting school supplies for a school in Medina Bank, Belize, and all donations are welcome. Please drop your items off at the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) office in the Hub 104 between 8-5 on March 24. 

  • Vision Board Party

Wednesday, April 15
RHA Center | 6 p.m. 
Do you have a plan for your time at Southern Miss? Have you thought about what your goals and aspirations are? It's time to bring those ideas and goals to life in a vision board! A vision board can help make a dream or goal more real in your mind so you begin to believe it's possible. Join other transfer students as we have a vision board party and enjoy meeting new friends in the process. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Previous Spring 2020 Events

  • Cookies, Coffee and Conversations

Wednesday, February 5
The HUB, LSI Suite | Noon 
Join other transfer students as we kick off the new semester over cookies, coffee, and conversations! This is a come-and-go event to meet new people and refresh mid-day. 

  • Financial Literacy Cash Course

Wednesday, February 12
Thad Cochran Center 214 | 5:30 p.m.
Financial literacy is an important life skill, and we want to help you master it. This workshop will help you learn how to make informed decisions for your personal financing needs, college funding preparation, and career decisions. It is our hope that while you are a student at USM, you are learning all the necessary information to be successful in your chosen career path in addition to being successful in your adult life post-graduation. 


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 April! The application will be posted here when it is available.