Projects in Progress

Major Projects, Renovations and Upgrades

Asbury Hall
College of Nursing - Asbury Hall

To be located on the western edge of campus on the corner of Montague and Ross Boulevard, this state-of-the-art facility will increase the square footage dedicated to the College of Nursing by 135 percent. The building will feature student interactive areas, an enlarged & enhanced clinical simulation lab, as well as computer labs and classrooms. Construction began in June of 2014, with an estimated completion in the Summer of 2016.

Impact: The spaces in the Theatre & Dance parking lot, from Ross Boulevard to the Wesley Foundation building have been permanetly consumed by the project.  Additional outages or interruptions will me announced as the project progresses.

Energy Reduction Retrofits

Committed to providing the maximum reduction in energy costs, the Physical Plant will upgrade and make additions to the University’s HVAC control infrastructure. Energy Reduction retrofits will include incorporation of new technologies into the 11 chiller plants and various buildings. Begun in May of 2012, the energy improvements and repairs will continue through 2014. Impact: Chiller plant shut downs, which will affect the air conditioning of designated buildings, will be scheduled primarily on weekends, holidays and periods when the least number of students, faculty and staff are affected.

Campus Lighting Upgrades - Phase II

With the goal of reducing utility costs on the Hattiesburg campus, the second phase of the Campus Lighting Upgrade began during the holiday break of 2012. Phase one of the upgrades added lighting improvements to the outdoor walking areas from McLemore to Southern Hall. Phase two of the upgrade will include the replacement of outdoor lighting with new energy efficient LED fixtures, in the areas between Southern Miss Drive and Centennial Lawn. The project will also include the installation of six new code blue emergency phones. 


Other Projects in Progress 

  • Lucas Administration Terracotta & Foundation Repairs Completion Date: 2017
  • Bolton Hall Renovations Completion Date: TBD
  • Building ID Signage Installation Completion Date: Ongoing 
  • Cochran Center Theatre Project Completion Date: Fall 2017
  • Demolition of Houses & Trailers Completion Date: Ongoing
  • Football Locker Room Completion Date: TBD
  • Fourth Street to Hillcrest Pathway Completion Date: Fall 2016
  • GIS Mapping and Infrastructure Surve, Phase II Completion Date: 
  • Joseph Greene Hall Renovations Completion Date: TBD
  • Payne Center Rock Climbing Wall Completion Date: TBD
  • Payne Center Lighting Retrofit Project Completion Date: TBD
  • Payne Center Elevator Upgrade Completion Date: February 2016
  • Pride Field Band Director's Tower, Turf and Fence Project Completion Date: Fall 2016 
  • Pride Field to Scianna Hall Pedestrian Pathway Completion Date: July 2016
  • School of Kinesiology Building Foundation Support Readjustment Completion Date: February 2016
  • Starbucks HVAC Upgrade Completion: Summer 2016
  • Walker Science HVAC Upgrade Completion Date: 2016


Projects on the Horizon

  • Southern Hall Renovations
  • Harkins Hall Renovations
  • Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall Renovations