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

  • Bower Academic Center Completion Date: TBD
  • Building ID Signage Installation Completion Date: Ongoing 
  • Campus Lighting Upgrade Completion Date: Ongoing
  • Cochran Center Theatre Project Completion Date: Spring 2018
  • Demolition of Houses & Trailers Completion Date: Ongoing
  • Energy Reduction Retrofit Completion Date: Ongoing
  • George Hurst Roof Repairs Completion Date: Spring 2018
  • GIS Mapping and Infrastructure Surve, Phase III Completion Date: Ongoing
  • Joseph Greene Hall Renovations Completion Date: January 2019
  • Lake Byron/Hwy 49 Pedestrian Pathway Completion Date: Fall 2018
  • McCain Library Envelope Repairs Completion Date: TBD
  • Outdoor Sand Volleyball Courts Completion Date: TBD 
  • Wellness Complex Completion Date: 2019

Projects on the Horizon

  • Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall Renovations
  • Southern Hall Renovations