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Take Flight: Fall 2021

USM is "Back in Black & Gold," for the Fall 2021 semester, returning classes that were previously offered face-to-face to their in-person formats and implementing a full slate of student engagement opportunities and events.


On-campus Housing, Dining, and Activities

We're providing a robust on-campus living experience and a complete slate of student engagement opportunities in Fall 2021.

On-campus Housing

Details related to on-campus housing can be viewed on the Housing and Residence Life website.

Housing and Residence Life

On-campus Dining

On-campus Eagle Dining facilities offer a wide variety of dining options for USM students, faculty, staff and guests.

Eagle Dining

On-campus Activities

Connect with a Student Involvement Ambassador in Hattiesburg or Gulf Park Student Life to learn more about on-campus activities.

Leadership and Student Involvement

Academic Success

USM has a variety of on-campus academic resources and tools to help students achieve success in the classroom and beyond.


Students can participate in the Eagle Direct Textbooks program through Barnes & Noble which allows them to select digital or hard copy rental textbooks and materials for undergraduate courses for a flat fee of $20 per credit hour.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Academic Resources

A variety of academic resources to help students succeed in the classroom can be accessed through the Center for Student Success, Gulf Park Academic Success Center, Math ZoneSpeaking Center, TRIO-Student Support Services, and Writing Center.

Student Resources (PDF)

Stay Connected

Throughout the Fall 2021 semester, students should stay connected to important information by regularly checking USM email and by logging into Canvas. In Canvas, students should check course shells for syllabi, assignments and messages from instructors.

Overview of Canvas

Health and Wellness

A number of health and wellness services and resources are available to all currently enrolled USM students.   

Student Health Services

Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center is offering COVID-19 vaccinations for both students and employees and provides a number of COVID-19 Health Protocols and relevant health resources.

Student Health Services

Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services provides free and confidential mental health care services for all currently enrolled USM students. 

Student Counseling Services

Campus Recreation

On-campus recreation facilities like the Payne Center in Hattiesburg and the Gulf Park Fitness Center are available to USM students, faculty and staff.

Campus Recreation


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