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The Center for Student Success

Our Mission

Our mission at the Center for Student success is to help students adjust to life at Southern Miss, to support academic and personal growth from the first day through graduation day, and to assist students in making the most of their time at the university. Through purposeful development, students learn to navigate new experiences, challenges, and opportunities. Result-driven programs like workshops, one-on-one success coaching, class presentations, and social organizations connect students with both the people and the information they need to be successful in college and beyond.

Connect. Persist. Succeed.

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Textbook Scholarships

The textbook scholarship application has closed for Spring 2024. 


In the News

USM To Celebrate National Transfer Student Week Oct. 16-20

Transfer Student AssociationTransfer students represent a large portion of our student body, so taking pause to create a space for them to be highlighted allows them to know that we, as a campus, recognize their determination and resilience in their pursuit of higher education.


Husband Chosen as a NISTS National Transfer Student Ambassador

Ashton HusbandAshton Husband of Wiggins, Mississippi, a criminal justice major at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), is one of just four students from across the country to be selected as a National Transfer Student Ambassador by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS).


USM Marking National First-Gen Week Nov. 6-10

First Gen on FireThe University of Southern Mississippi celebrates students, staff and faculty who are the first in their families to pursue and graduate with a four-year degree with a slate of activities in conjunction with National First Gen Celebration Day, which is recognized annually on Nov. 8.




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