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Union, Event and Conference Services


Welcome to Conference and Event Services at Southern Miss and thank you for considering the University for your next event! Housed under the umbrella of the Union and Programs department, the Conference and Event Services office oversees the reservation and setup for events held in the Thad Cochran Center, R.C. Cook University Union and Hub, as well as the first level of the Trent Lott National Center. Our team also coordinates logistics such as housing, meals, and facilities for summer camps and programs during the summer season providing our camp clientele with One-Stop-Shop service.


Our beautiful, modern and distinct venues provide the ideal setting for a variety of specials events, meetings and conferences. Illustrious scenic landscapes, sophisticated corporate meeting space, stunning ballrooms, a stadium-style, 324-seat cinema/auditorium and world-class catering truly enhance the Southern charm of our prestigious campus. Let us transform your next event into a memorable success! Please contact us at or by phone at 601.266.4399 (events), 601.266.5292 (camps) to discuss your needs and/or to schedule a tour of our facilities.  

Conference and Event Services at the Union is committed to providing guests with prompt, intentional and warm customer service. Through this perspective, our department works to create pathways for student success by connecting student engagement, life skills and customer service techniques to benefit our student body, faculty, staff, and community partners. Our student staff embraces opportunities to provide the ultimate experience by remaining service-oriented, consistent and efficient with all tasks, adopting positive attitudes, paying attention to detail and becoming more knowledgeable of our facilities and offerings.


Administrative Staff


Meeting Facilities

Danforth Chapel RC Cook UnionThad Cochran CenterTrent Lott Center

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

Box #5067

Hattiesburg Campus

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