Free, one-on-one appointments to help you outline and make progress towards your goals,
connect you with on-campus resources, and keep you accountable.
Have a question about your degree plan? Hold on your account? Considering changing
your major? Make an appointment at the University Advisement Center, or use this form to get an answer by email.
Need to Change Your Major?
Not sure what to major in? You're not alone, and there are a few options to help you
find a major that you love and that will set you on the road to a rewarding career.
Need a Disability Accommodation?
If you have a disability, temporary injury, or are pregnant, Student Accessibility
Services can work with you and your professors to make sure you have full access to
the tools and resources you need to be successful.
Learn more about disability accommodations
Distracted? Missing Due Dates?
Staying focused, managing your responsibilities, and getting assignments in on time can be tough. There are many quick and easy tips and tricks that can help you reduce distraction when you study, manage your time, and help you avoid procrastination.
Check out this list of helpful apps.
Need Research Help?
If you need help finding sources for a paper or presentation, you can schedule a consultation
with a librarian who can help you find books and articles on your subject. Or for
quick questions, you can Ask-a-Librarian!
Schedule a consultation
Need Speaking Help?
Need to give a speech? The staff at the Speaking Center can help you one-on-one from
initial brainstorming to polished delivery.
Many Southern Miss schools offer tutoring for students who need extra help with their
classes. Check with your school office or visit ODA’s list of on-campus resources.
Need Writing Help?
The Writing Center provides friendly, free, one-to-one consultations for any stage
of your writing process, from understanding the assignment and brainstorming ideas
to revising and editing.
Worried About Plagiarism?
Southern Miss has a strict academic integrity policy, but how can you make sure you
are not violating the rules? USM Libraries has a great self-guided plagiarism tutorial
to help you understand exactly what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Need to File an Appeal?
If you believe an action has been taken against you that you believe is unfair or a violation of your rights, you can make a formal appeal. Learn what types of issues can be appealed and the process you need to take on the CARES webpage.Learn about appeals
Are You in Trouble?
The Dean of Students is the liaison between students, parents, faculty, staff, the general public and campus administration. If you have an issue with a faculty or staff member or are facing disciplinary action, the Dean of Students' Office is a good place to start to learn about your options.Dean of Students