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Physical Plant

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 
  • Campus Lighting Upgrade Completion Date: Ongoing
  • Demolition of Houses & Trailers Completion Date: Ongoing
  • Energy Reduction Retrofit Completion Date: Ongoing
  • Fritzsche-Gibbs 2nd Floor Renovations Completion Date: Summer 2019
  • GIS Mapping and Infrastructure Surve, Phase III Completion Date: Ongoing
  • J.B. George Renovations Completion Date: Summer 2019
  • Johnson Science Tower 7th Floor Renovations Completion Date: Summer 2019
  • Joseph Greene Hall Renovations Completion Date: Summer 2019
  • Liberal Arts Buildings Renovations Completion Date: Summer 2019
  • McCain Library Envelope Repairs Completion Date: Fall 2019
  • Volleyball Complex Completion Date: Early Fall 2019 


Projects on the Horizon

  • Kinesiology Building Renovations
  • Southern Hall Renovations

Contact Us

Physical Plant
118 College Drive, #5058
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
3105 West 4th Street

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