The Office of University Communications provides essential communication services and assists University units with a variety of communication-related items.
University Communications' work is guided by overall institutional goals; a changing communications landscape; and the University's core messages of warmth and hospitality, robust research and innovation, and student success.
University Communications also manages and protects The University of Southern Mississippi's brand through communicating and ensuring adherence to the University's graphic and style standards.
University Communications provides Key Resources related to communications for use by internal and external audiences.
Graphic and Style Standards provide a guide to applying the University's visual identity in a clear and consistent manner. These standards cover name and logo usage, official university colors, stationery, and buildings and locations. These documents assist communicators in developing materials that present a strong, consistent message about the University and promote the institution in a positive and comprehensive way. University Communications is responsible for developing and maintaining the standards and for ensuring that all communications materials adhere to the standards.
USM Graphic Standards (PDF)
USM Style Guide (PDF)
University Communications supports individual units with various projects and provides creative consultations and recommendations to individual units upon request. Email ucFREEMississippi to set up a meeting.
Templates for various materials and promotional items are available from University Communications. PowerPoint and Letterhead templates can be accessed online using the link below. Email ucFREEMississippi to request all other templates.
University Communications maintains an active list of subject matter experts who can offer insights on a variety of topics including aquaculture and fisheries, polymers, national sport safety and security, healthcare, and education. To inquire about faculty experts or to request an interview, email mediaexpertsFREEMississippi.
University Communications provides news and media relations support for top news stories, upcoming events, and noteworthy achievements among faculty, staff and students. Written and visual content is published to usm.edu/news and distributed to a variety of media outlets throughout the state, region and country.
Group tours for high-school aged students should be scheduled through Undergraduate Admissions. If you want to schedule a campus visit for groups of high-school aged students, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at 601.266.1000 or visit Undergraduate Admissions for further assistance.
Tours of the Hattiesburg campus for community groups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis for groups of no more than 80 individuals (including chaperones for participants younger than 18), dependent upon availability. During University breaks, including the summer semester, tour availability will be limited. Guided tours on Saturday or Sunday can not be accommodated at this time. Please review the Community Group Tour Guidelines before submitting a tour request form.