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The Center for Student Success considers parents and family members to be valuable partners in student success. The Parent and Family Association is a way for you to be informed and involved as partners in your student's education. Parent and Family Association membership is FREE, so JOIN TODAY

  • Parent and Family 2020-2021 Calendar and Handbook

We are excited to welcome you as partners in your student’s journey at The University of Southern Mississippi! We know that you play an important role in your student’s success in college. It is our goal to provide you with information about the people, places and resources that are going to help you and your student transition to college at Southern Miss. Keep up to date with information pertinent to you and your student. 

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  • iSouthernMiss App

The calendar and handbook are excellent resources for you as you begin your journey as a member of the Southern Miss family, but we recommend you regularly check the iSouthernMiss app to stay informed of campus events and news that’s pertinent to you.

  • Parent and Family Monthly E-Newsletter

Members of the Parent and Family Association receive monthly e-newsletters throughout the academic year. This digital newsletter is designed to help families stay connected to Southern Miss and informed regarding resources and activities available to their student on campus and in the Hattiesburg community. The e-newsletter highlights academic deadlines, campus resources, student achievements and engagement opportunities for parents and families. 

  • Parents Are Partners Mentorship Initiative

The Center for Student Success considers parents and family members to be valuable partners in student success. The Parent and Family Association is a way for you to be informed and involved as partners in your student's academic and social success. The Southern Miss Parent and Family Association is seeking eager parents an families to participate in the first ever "Parents Are Partners Mentorship Initiative" (PPMI). PPMI will allow families of upper class students to provide advice, tips and guidance to incoming families as they transition into the collegiate world with their student. 

Family mentors will be asked to share their personal tips and tricks to navigating the college experience with their student. Your advice and guidance will be shared in the monthly e-newsletter under a new "Parents Are Partners Perspective Column". Time commitment is minimum, and may be completed after just one online submission. Please consider this opportunity to share your story and assist an incoming Southern Miss student and family. Click here to provide assistance to an incoming Southern Miss family. #ToTheTopTogether

  • The Seymour Scoop

The Seymour Scoop is an online webcast series designed to engage with YOU, Southern Miss parents and families, to inform you about campus services and resources. The Seymour Scoop streams once a month via Facebook Live. 

  • Family Hour

Join Parent and Family Programs for monthly virtual office hours! Southern Miss families are welcome to attend Family Hour for conversation, fellowship and answers to frequently asked questions regarding student academic and social success! These drop-in office hours will provide a virtual space for you to ask questions and chat with the Coordinator of Parent & Family Programs, along with members of The Center for Student Success staff, the Family Friends student ambassador team, other Southern Miss staff, and connect with fellow Golden Eagle families who may have similar questions.

  • Parent and Family Appreciation Week

Parent and Family Appreciation Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate YOU all week. We recognize the important role you play in your student's academic and social success, and we thank you for the support you give your student. Throughout the week, students are provided with fun opportunities to express their appreciation to you. A "thank you" campaign is also hosted via social media utilizing the hashtag #thankUSoMuch. We hope that by the end of the week you feel overwhelmed with how much you mean to the Golden Eagle Family.

Mark you calendar for Parent and Family Appreciation Week 2021, September 26 - October 2, 2021.

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Contact Us

The Center for Student Success
Cook Library Room 138

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
successFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.6405