Projects & Construction

The Physical Plant strives to construct an environment conducive to the education, research and service goals of The University of Southern Mississippi.  All projects initiated and managed by the Physical Plant are intended to address the tenets established by the University Master Plan.  Last approved by the IHL board in 2008, the plan addresses the following:

  • Ensuring the physical campus setting continues to strengthen the quality of the collegiate experience
  • Reforming and reshaping residential life through creation of vibrant living/learning districts
  • Regenerating the historic core as the heart of campus
  • Promoting a strategy for growth that organizes development in accordance with existing campus districts
  • Maintaining a respectful, engaged relationship with the city of Hattiesburg


Projects, Renovations and Upgrades In Progress

  • 4th Street Parking Lot Completion Date: Spring 2017
  • 34th Avenue Parking Lot Renovations Completion Date: Spring 2017
  • 35th Avenue Parking Lot Renovations Completion Date: Spring 2017
  • Bennett Auditorium Fan Coil Replacement Completion Date: Spring 2017
  • Bolton Hall Renovations Completion Date: January 2018
  • Building ID Signage Installation Completion Date: Ongoing 
  • Campus Lighting Upgrade Completion Date: Ongoing
  • Cochran Center Theatre Project Completion Date: Fall 2018
  • Demolition of Houses & Trailers Completion Date: Ongoing
  • Eagle walk to Hillcrest Pathway Completion Date: Summer 2017
  • Energy Reduction Retrofit Completion Date: Ongoing
  • GIS Mapping and Infrastructure Surve, Phase III Completion Date: Ongoing
  • Joseph Greene Hall Renovations Completion Date: TBD
  • Kinesiology Cadaver Lab Completion Date: Spring 2017
  • Lake Byron/Hwy 49 Pedestrian Pathway Completion Date: TBD
  • Lucas Administration Terracotta & Foundation Repairs Completion Date: Fall 2017
  • Polymer Science Pneumatic Cushioning Lab Renovations Completion Date: July 2018
  • Pride Field Band Director's Tower, Turf and Fence Project Completion Date: Spring 2017 
  • Rec Sports fence Repairs & Vinyl installation Completion Date: Spring 2017
  • Ross Blvd. Parking Lot Completion Date: Summer 2017
  • Walker Science Cooling Tower Upgrade Completion Date: Feb 2017 

Projects on the Horizon

  • Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall Renovations
  • George Hurst Roof Repairs
  • Harkins Hall Renovations
  • Southern Hall Renovations