The Center for Student Success at Southern Miss assists students and families with their transition into the university community and supports students on their journey to graduation. Through high-impact practices and intentional programs, we facilitate the holistic development of academic and personal identity. Our office fosters purposeful engagement with students and families to ensure that students connect, persist, and succeed at Southern Miss.
First Year Student Experience
CLASS OF 2025
Discover fun & informative events to get connected & be successful throughout your first-year—forming a foundation for your Southern Miss experience & beyond.
P.S. Sweet rewards for engaging—details later!
Sophomore September is back for 2021 and we’re excited to have four great events that will benefit you as you begin your second year at USM. All events are free for students and free T-shirts will be given away while supplies last!
Information about our programming clusters can be explored below. Our staff follows national best practices when implementing programs for our freshman, sophomore, and transfer populations, and any other Southern Miss student seeking support.
Are you a parent or family member of a current Southern Miss student? We want to engage and support you through our parent and family programs including:
- Success Experts
- Absent Professor Program
- Barnes & Noble Textbook Scholarship
- Academic Concern Reporting Form - use this form to submit a report for a current Southern Miss undergraduate student showing signs of academic distress including excessive absences, multiple missed assignments, or the need for skill development. A member of the Academic Concerns Reporting Team will contact the student within 24 hours.