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Parent and Family Weekend 2020 Postponed

Due to continued statewide restrictions on large gatherings and the health and safety protocols concerning physical distancing, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Parent and Family Weekend this fall, which had been tentatively scheduled for October 30-31. 

With student and family safety as our top priority, we fell it is prudent to postpone this large parent and family in-person event for the fall semester. Pending further COVID-19 impact, our hope is that by temporarily moving Parent and Family Weekend to the spring 2021 semester, we can provide an in-person experience for families. The rescheduled date for Parent and Family Weekend will be determined later this fall. 

In lieu of an in-person fall Parent and Family Weekend, we are excited to provide parents and families with an interactive Parent and Family Appreciation Week. Activities may include student letters home, social media challenges, photo competitions, family game nights, giveaways, and more! A full schedule for virtual Parent and Family Appreciation Week activities will be available soon.

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Parent and Family Weekend 2019

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 and experience life as a Golden Eagle.

During Parent and Family Weekend, you will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of family-friendly campus activities on Friday, September 27. The Parent and Family Tailgate will be held on September 28, where you will take part in Southern Miss traditions, meet other Golden Eagle families and mingle with university administrators, faculty and staff.

As part of the tailgate festivities, you will experience the excitement of Golden Eagle football with a performance from the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and Southern Miss Spirit Squad. 

Thank you for your interest in Parent and Family Weekend. Unfortunately, registration has closed and the event is at capacity. However, you are certainly welcome to attend the Parent and Family Weekend activities taking place on Friday, September 27th with your student, as they are open and do not require prior registration. You may view Friday’s Parent and Family Weekend activities here. Please note that only registered guests may attend Saturday’s tailgate. Additionally, if you would like to purchase tickets to attend the football game, you may do so directly through Southern Miss Athletics.”

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