Electronic Message Board

The University of Southern Mississippi’s electronic message board located at Hardy Street and Highway 49 serves as a communication tool directed to the campus community and to the general public within the framework of the university’s mission of education, research and public service. All messages appearing on the board support and advance this mission. 

Note: A variety of communication outlets should be used rather than relying solely on the electronic message board. If you need further assistance with developing a communication plan for your event, contact the Office of University Communications at 601.266.4491.


Review the guidelines before submitting your request. Click the plus signs below to expand the sections and read the full details.


  • Messages must be no more than 100 characters.

  • Messages should be submitted to University Communications by Thursday at noon prior to the beginning date of the display and may run for one week (Monday - Sunday). University Communications may extend the days or renewal times if the nature of the event warrants and the flexibility of the schedule allows. The optimal number of messages running at one time is 5 - 10.

Allowable Messages

  • University events

  • Official university announcements

  • Public events as they relate to the university’s participation

  • University brand messages


  • Messages will be edited for simplicity, clarity and conformity issues.

  • Messages are subject to the constraints of priorities and electronic or mechanical limitations.

  • The number of messages that may appear in any given time period is limited.

  • University Communications will manage and approve all messages.


  • Promotion of political, editorial or other statements of opinion is prohibited.

  • Messages expressing racist, sexist or bigoted views are prohibited.

  • False, misleading or deceptive messages are prohibited.

  • Tobacco, alcoholic beverages, gaming and other addictive or age-restricted activities, regardless of sponsorship of the event, are prohibited.

  • Personal messages such as birthdays, etc., are prohibited.

  • Solicitations of employment, membership or petition signatures are prohibited.

  • Use of this service for commercial interest is prohibited.