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A campus visit is a cornerstone of any college search, and the best way to get to know the Golden Eagle family is to visit. From our hospitality to the buildings and spaces you’ll walk through, you’ll be able to see why so many have chosen to make Southern Miss their home. We can’t wait to meet you! 

Campus Tours

Academic Sessions

When

Monday-Friday (excluding Wednesdays, holidays, and University breaks)

Where

Check in at Kennard Washington Hall

Duration

2 hours

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Centennial Gateway

This individualized tour experience is helpful in getting specific questions regarding admissions, scholarships, academic requirements, and more answered.

Includes:

  • One-on-one meeting with an admissions recruiter
  • One-on-one meeting with a representative from area of academic interest
  • Student-led walking tour of campus and a residence hall
  • Optional appointments with the Honors College may also be requested.

Recommended audiences:

  • First-semester high school seniors
  • Second-semester high school juniors
  • Transfer students

Information Sessions

When

Mondays, Fridays, and select Saturdays (excluding holidays and University breaks)

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 1:30 p.m.

Where

Check in at Kennard Washington Hall

Duration

1.5 hours

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students on tour

This group tour experience is a great starting point for a college search. 

Includes:

  • Presentation about admissions, scholarships, campus life, and other aspects of being a Golden Eagle
  • Student-led walking tour of campus and a residence hall

Recommended audiences: 

  • First-semester high school seniors or community college students
  • High school juniors, sophomores, and freshmen

Admitted Student Tours

Where

Check in at Kennard Washington Hall

Duration

2.5-3 hours depending on selections

 

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 entrance

Whether you’ve already visited or haven’t come yet to check out your new home, this tour experience aims to connect you to the student life and academic areas. 

Includes:

  • One-on-one, next steps consult with an admissions recruiter
  • One-on-one meetings with a representative from your area of academic or extracurricular interest
  • Student-led walking tour of campus
  • Optional residence hall tour (select from 5 halls)
  • Optional tour of the Payne Center

Recommended Audiences:

  • High school seniors who have already been admitted to the University*
  • Community college or transfer students who have already been admitted to the University*

* We will check decision statuses upon registration to confirm.

School Group Tours

When

Wednesdays (excluding holidays and University breaks)

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 1:30 p.m.

Where

Groups will unload in front of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building

Duration

2 hours

Schedule This Tour

speaker before a crowd

This type of tour experience is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis with total capacity set at 100 guests per time slot. This means more than one group can be served at each time slot.

Includes:

  • Presentation about admissions, scholarships, campus life, and other aspects of being a Golden Eagle
  • Student-led walking tour of campus and a residence hall

Recommended audiences:

  • High School (9th-12th grade) or community college-aged school, nonprofit-organization, or college access groups.
  • Groups of 10 or more students.

Additional information:

  • On-campus dining accommodations are not included in the tour and must be arranged by the group through Eagle Dining two weeks prior to the visit.
  • Cash is not accepted at any on-campus dining locations.

Visit Gulf Park Campus

Centennial Gateway at Gulf Park

Gulf Park Information Sessions and One-on-One Sessions

When

Information Sessions

  • Fridays (excluding holidays and university breaks)
  •  10:00 a.m.

Academic Sessions

  • Monday & Thursdays (excluding holidays and University breaks)

Where

Check-in is on the first floor of the Library.

Duration

2 hours

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Gulf Park Information Sessions 

A group tour experience that is a great starting point for your college search. Presentations will be given about admissions, scholarships, financial aid, campus life, and a student-led walking tour of our beautiful, beachfront campus.

Recommended Audiences:

  • First-semester high school seniors
  • Second-semester high school juniors
  • Community college or transfer students

Gulf Park One-on-One Sessions

A customized tour experience where your questions about admissions, scholarships, financial aid, academic requirements, and more will be answered through one-on-one meetings. The session will conclude with a student-led walking tour of our beautiful, beachfront campus.

Recommended Audiences:

  • First-semester high school seniors
  • Second-semester high school juniors
  • Community college or transfer students

 

Recruitment Events

Going Gold Day

Have you decided to join the Golden Eagle family next fall? If so, join us for Going Gold Day! At Going Gold Day, you will:

  • Hear the next steps for all things related to becoming a Golden Eagle
  • Check out our freshman residence halls
  • Visit with Financial Aid, Housing and Residence Life, Eagle Dining, and other campus offices; and
  • Celebrate your decision with other future Golden Eagles!

 

Date:

Saturday, March 23, 2024

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Junior Preview Day

Junior Preview Day is our spring visit experience for high school juniors and guests! At Junior Preview Day, you can:

  • Tour campus and a freshman residence hall,
  • Learn more about the senior year application process, 
  • Find out important information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and
  • Engage with faculty and staff in the college of your desired major.

Date:

Friday, April 19, 2024

Registration for Junior Preview Day will open on March 19, 2024.

Transfer Visit Days

Transfer Visit Day is our spring visit experience for transfer students and guests! At Transfer Visit Day, you can:

  • Speak with representatives from your intended academic college
  • Learn more about financial aid and scholarship opportunities for transfer students
  • Visit with University staff and student leaders from departments and student organizations across the campus community
  • Tour campus and a residence hall with a student tour guide

Date:

Friday, February 23, 2024

Pre-registration for this event has now passed. If you would like to attend, please register at event assistance on the first floor of the Thad Cochran Center at Transfer Visit Day.

 

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