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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 CESFREEMississippi 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.  


*The Union and Programs department is a self-supporting auxiliary enterprise funded primarily by a designated student fee. Hosting special events such as weddings, conferences, etc. on campus allows our department to better serve our students and alumni. These types of events also allow us to maximize the efficient use of our facilities, especially at times when student usage is minimal, therefore helping us offset our operational costs.


Contact Us

Information Desk 
1st Floor of Thad Cochran Center in Union Complex

Box #5067

Hattiesburg Campus

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