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Union, Event and Conference Services

Additional Information - Amenities



  • Audiovisual
    Technical services and equipment are available on-site. House Sound with background music is available in each room with an array of options to meet your audio needs. Video projection and computer connections are also available. The first floor rooms of the Lott Center are outfitted with multimedia podiums, which allow for effortless control of presentations. 

  • Lighting
    Lighting in each facility is a combination of high-pressure sodium, fluorescent and incandescent, which is easily adjusted to meet a variety of event needs. The Lott Center offers motorized blackout blinds to control natural light from entering the meeting rooms (available in select rooms). 
  • Security System
    Security systems, including surveillance cameras (122 in the Cochran Center), monitor the facilities.
  • Telephone and Internet Access
    WiFi is available in all facilities and is free of charge, along with telephone service, upon request. 
  • Parking Reserved parking options are available on site
  • Southern Miss Catering, located on the ground level of the Thad Cochran Center, handles all food requests for the university. Southern Miss Catering's professional, culinary staff can provide specialized menus - from the simple to the sophisticated - for any business or social occasion, and can work within your budget to suggest menus that provide excellent quality and the greatest value. Contact the Catering Sales office at 601.266.5552.

  • Freight Access
    Underground loading docks are available with three loading and unloading spaces. The freight elevator reaches all floors in the Cochran Center with a maximum capacity of 5,500 lbs. (width - 5'6", height - 7'0", depth - 8'6"). Storage is available upon request. 
    *Conference Storage/Shipping Agreement (printable PDF)

  • Advertisement: Promote your events through Eagle Vision. With six displays located throughout the Thad Cochran Center and Cook Union, this digital signage system is a powerful way to capture attention and generate buzz about your upcoming event. For more information visit

Other Amenities

  • Barnes & Noble @ Southern Miss (Located in TCC)
  • Joe Paul Student Theater 
  • Event Promotion available on six Eagle Vision screens located throughout the facilities
    *Eagle Vision Screen Advertising Policy (printable PDF)
  • On site dining venues and concessions
  • Post Office and Image Center
  • ATM (on site)
  • Handicap-accessible 


*If disability accommodations or auxiliary aids are needed, please contact Amber Travis, Conference and Event Services Coordinator at 601.266.4399, at least one week prior to the event.

For hotel information, visit the Hattiesburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Contact Us

Information Desk 
2nd Floor of Thad Cochran Center in Union Complex

Box #5067

Hattiesburg Campus

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