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Parent and Family Weekend Fall 2021

Whether you are a local from the Hub City area, or from outside of south Mississippi, Parent and Family Weekend is a wonderful time to connect with your student in their new home, visit campus and the Hattiesburg community, meet other Golden Eagle families and mingle with university administrators, faculty and staff.

During Parent and Family Weekend, you will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of family-friendly campus activities on Friday, November 5. The premier event, the Parent and Family Tailgate, will be held Saturday, November 6 prior to the Southern Miss vs. North Texas football game. Reservations are required and include admission to the tailgate event. The tailgate will take place from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the Payne Center.

Registration packages:

  • Tailgate ONLY tickets: $25 per guest and include admission to the tailgate event, meal and a gift
  • Tailgate and UPPER level stadium seating: $35 per guest and includes admission to the tailgate event, meal, gift, and upper level football game ticket
  • Tailgate and LOWER level stadium seating: $45 per guest and includes admission to the tailgate event, meal, gift, and lower level football game ticket 

Youth ages 0-2 will receive free entry to the tailgate and football game, does not include a gift. Ages 3 and over will require a paid registration to the tailgate and ticket to the football game.

With a valid student ID, current Southern Miss students may attend the tailgate complimentary, and attend the football game, with seating in the *student section* of the stadium. Please note that if your current USM student wishes to sit with you at the game, a ticket will need to be purchased for them.

Season ticket holders are encouraged to purchase tailgate ONLY tickets. Parent and Family Tailgate fees are nonrefundable. The deadline to register is Friday, October 22.

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