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Homecoming 2022

YOU'RE SO GOLDEN

Each fall, the spirit and excitement of Homecoming Week festivities has been an anticipated tradition at Southern Miss. Festivities begin as early as Monday and continue through Sunday evening, and all areas of campus get involved.

2022 Homecoming Parade

The 2022 Homecoming Parade is just around the corner and will be taking place on Saturday, October 15 at 1 p.m. If your student organization, department or off-campus group would like to participate, please sign up! Registration will close on Thursday, October 6 at 12 p.m.

Register for the Parade

Community Events

Schedule of All Events

October 9

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Place: Marsh Auditorium

Description: Organist, James Mellichamp's performing career spans more than 45 years, during which time he has performed in solo recitals at venues throughout the United States, such as the National City Christian Church (Washington, D.C.), Claremont United Church of Christ (California), St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York), and Cathedral of St. Philip (Georgia). He has also performed at iconic international venues such as Notre Dame Cathedral (France), Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Russia), Westminster Abbey (England), and St. Paul's Cathedral (England.). Dr. Mellichamp is President of Piedmont University in Demorest, GA.

Sponsoring Department: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Music

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Community

October 10

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Place: Hattiesburg Campus

Description: Where's Waldo? is a social media challenge where students on homecoming teams must find and take a photo with individuals in black and gold striped shirts!

Sponsoring Department: Student Government Association

Target Audience: Students, Alumni, Community

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Place: Thad Cochran Center

Description: Black and Gold Day is our annual fall campus visit experience exclusively for high school seniors and their families!

Sponsoring Department: Office of Admissions

Target Audience: Students, Alumni, Community

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Place: Centennial Lawn

Description: Kickoff spirit rally for Homecoming 2022!

Sponsoring Department: Student Government Association

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Community

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Place: George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

Description: Opening reception for the Southern Miss Ceramics National, a national juried exhibition of ceramic works created by artists from across the US. Juried by George Rodriguez and made possible through support from Partners for the Arts.

Sponsoring Department: Art + Design Program, College of Arts and Sciences

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Community 

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Place: Parkway Heights United Methodist Church

Description: The School of Music and Choral Activities present a Fall Choral Concert featuring Tenebrae and University Treble Chorus, our TTBB and SSAA choral ensembles.  These talented students will perform a variety of musical styles and pieces that are sure to engage their audience.

Sponsoring Department: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Music

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Community

October 11

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Place: Hattiesburg Campus

Description: Where's Waldo? is a social media challenge where students on homecoming teams must find and take a photo with individuals in black and gold striped shirts!

Sponsoring Department: Student Government Association

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff

Time: 10:30 AM

Place: Union B

Description: Career Services is hosting three Career Fairs this Fall, each one tailored to fit specific industries to cater to your majors and interests. All students are invited to attend each Career Fair to network with local, regional, and national employers on campus. Students can discover endless career possibilities, grow professional contacts, and explore various job opportunities and prospective graduate schools. No matter where you are in your journey, the Career Fair has something for everyone!

Sponsoring Department: Career Services

Target Audience: Students

Time: 6:30 PM

Place:  Bennett Auditorium

Description: Kwame Anthony Appiah, one of America's most celebrated philosophers, will speak about "Honor, Morality, and Revolution" at the University Forum.

Anthony Appiah thinks about how morality and identity shape our lives. He was the Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University before moving to New York University in 2014. He has written more than 20 books, both fiction and non-fiction, including Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers and The Lies That Bind. Cosmopolitanism argued against the accepted view that the world is divided among warring creeds and cultures, emphasizing the robust ties that connect people across religions and nations. The Lies That Bind challenged assumptions about how identities define us, transforming our thoughts about who and what "we" are. His most recent scholarship explores the moral life, the ways we think about religion, and the changing nature of work. In 2010, President Obama presented Appiah with the National Humanities Medal, and in 2022, he was elected President of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He currently pens the "Ethicist" column in the New York Times Sunday Magazine.

Visit our University Forum Speaker Schedule web page to sign up for an email reminder or to access the link to attend the event.

To keep up-to-date on everything Forum, like our University Forum Facebook page, follow us on Instagram @southernmissforum, visit our website at usm.edu/forum, or email us at forum@usm.edu. Forum is always happy to provide instructors with confirmation of attendance if requested by a student at the event.

Sponsoring Department: Honors College

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Community

October 12

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Place: Hattiesburg Campus

Description: Where's Waldo? is a social media challenge where students on homecoming teams must find and take a photo with individuals in black and gold striped shirts!

Sponsoring Department: Student Government Association

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff

Time: 10:30 AM

Place: Scianna Hall

Description: Career Services is hosting three Career Fairs this Fall, each one tailored to fit specific industries to cater to your majors and interests. All students are invited to attend each Career Fair to network with local, regional, and national employers on campus. Students can discover endless career possibilities, grow professional contacts, and explore various job opportunities and prospective graduate schools. No matter where you are in your journey, the Career Fair has something for everyone!

Sponsoring Department: Career Services

Target Audience: Students

Time: 11:30 AM

Place: Shoemaker Square

Description: We will have a marketing table to promote SMAC events for the remainder of the semester. We will also have a dunk booth for some fun during Homecoming week!

Sponsoring Department: SMAC

Target Audience: Students

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: Hattiesburg Campus

Description: Bring It On Eagle Style is the annual Homecoming dance and performance competition. Teams will compete in a dance, step, and spirit battle!

Sponsoring Department: Student Government Association

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni

October 13

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Place: Hattiesburg Campus

Description: Where's Waldo? is a social media challenge where students on homecoming teams must find and take a photo with individuals in black and gold striped shirts!

Sponsoring Department: Student Government Association

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff

Time: 10:30 AM

Place: Union B

Description: Career Services is hosting three Career Fairs this Fall, each one tailored to fit specific industries to cater to your majors and interests. All students are invited to attend each Career Fair to network with local, regional, and national employers on campus. Students can discover endless career possibilities, grow professional contacts, and explore various job opportunities and prospective graduate schools. No matter where you are in your journey, the Career Fair has something for everyone!

Sponsoring Department: Career Services

Target Audience: Students

Place: Payne Center

Description: Homecoming teams will put forth their most strategic members to solve the Eagle Escape Room. The team who solves the room the quickest wins the most amount of points!

Sponsoring Department: Payne Recreation Center

Target Audience: Students

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: IME Multipurpose Space, HUB 100

Description: #HashtagLunchbag is a humanity service movement dedicated to empowering and inspiring humanity to reap the benefits of giving through the use of social media. We create and use bagged lunches, complete with love messages, as a vessel to spread this love and share our experiences to inspire others.

Sponsoring Department: Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, and Community

Time: 6:00 PM

Place: Southern Wing Company and the Courtyard, Hattiesburg Campus

Description: More details forthcoming!

Sponsoring Department: Eagle Dining

Target Audience: Students 

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: Lake Terrace Convention Center

Description: The annual NPHC Homecoming Step Show! Tickets for purchase on Eventbrite.

Sponsoring Department: Fraternity & Sorority Life

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, and Community

October 14

Time: 8:30 AM

Place: Thames Polymer Science Research Center Auditorium, Hattiesburg Campus

Description: In celebration of 52 Years of Polymer Science and Engineering (PSE), USM will host a Research Symposium showcasing new faculty, emerging research, newly acquired instrumentation, updated laboratories, and students. Participants will engage in networking and breakout sessions, along with research presentations, and student interview opportunities. The celebration will culminate with an alumni tailgating event at Homecoming.

Sponsoring Department: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Polymer Science and Engineering

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, and Alumni

Time: 9:30 AM

Place: Payne Center

Description: Career Services and the School of Education invite representatives from school districts from all over the country to campus to connect graduating educators with exciting job opportunities.

Sponsoring Department: Career Services

Target Audience: Students

Place: Payne Center

Description: Homecoming teams will put forth their most strategic members to solve the Eagle Escape Room. The team who solves the room the quickest wins the most amount of points!

Sponsoring Department: Payne Recreation Center

Target Audience: Students

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Trent Lott Center, Hattiesburg Campus

Description: This is an invite-only campus tour designed specifically for prospective students whose parents and/or grandparents are Southern Miss alumni. The event will take place in Trent Lott Center and include an Admissions presentation, welcome from the Alumni Association, and a campus tour that highlights the history and traditions of the Southern Miss campus. For more information contact, Alden Bennett (alden.bennett@usm.edu or 601-266-5823).

Sponsoring Department: Office of Admissions

Target Audience: Students, Alumni, and Community

Time: 7:30 PM

Place: Marsh Auditorium, Hattiesburg Campus

Description: Duo Extempore interprets history, art, and space through music, exploring the very spaces in which we perform through live composition. Through these unique series of storytelling improvisations, the space itself becomes the score for impromptu pieces, bringing stories of the past into the present-day imagination.

Our bass and piano duo program allows listeners the space to rediscover the history and culture of their community, and it has sparked lively post-concert discussions with audiences.

Sponsoring Department: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Music

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, and Community

October 15

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Thad Cochran Center, Grand Ballrooms, Hattiesburg Campus

Sponsoring Department: Southern Miss Alumni Association

Target Audience: Students and Alumni

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Hattiesburg Campus / Hardy Street

Sponsoring Department: Orientation and Transition Programs

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, and Community

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Spirit Park

Description: Career Services and the School of Education invite representatives from school districts from all over the country to campus to connect graduating educators with exciting job opportunities.

Sponsoring Department: Honors College

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni and Community

Place: Courtyard of Scianna Hall

Description: The College of Business and Economic Development invites students, faculty, staff, and community members to attend our homecoming tailgate festivities!

Sponsoring Department: College of Business and Economic Development

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni and Community

Time: 6:00 PM

Place: M.M. Roberts Stadium

Sponsoring Department: Southern Miss Athletics

Target Audience: Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni and Community

 

Fight Song

Southern Mississippi to the top! to the top,  So lift your voices high, show them the reason why,  That Southern spirit never will stop. Fight! Fight! Fight!  Southern Mississippi all the way, banners high  And we will Fight! Fight! Fight! to victory,  Hear our battle cry!