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Physical Plant


It is the basic objective of the Physical Plant to provide a safe, secure and enriching environment, in an effective and efficient manner, consistent with the university vision, mission and values.  

With a little more than 180 staff members, the Physical Plant Department supports 4.5 million square feet on the 315-acre site, which includes 42 academic & administrative buildings, 60 student and community support buildings, 13 athletic department and 17 Physical Plant facilities on the Hattiesburg campus.  Areas of service include:

  • Electrical and utilities
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
  • Custodial services
  • Landscape, grounds and athletic fields
  • Transportation services
  • Environmental & moving services
  • Construction
  • Campus fire safety and ADA compliance


 Click here to take a tour of the facilites serviced by the Physical Plant.