Admissions Events for 2017



Spring On-Campus Events


Golden Eagle Family Tailgate


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

5 p.m., Pete Taylor Park


*Registration deadline is March 26, 2017.


The Golden Eagle Family Tailgate is a baseball tailgate for future Golden Eagles in grades 7 – 12 whose parents are current Southern Miss faculty or staff members or children of alumni from the Pine Belt area. Visit with other future Golden Eagles and enjoy an evening at The Pete as your Southern Miss Golden Eagles host the South Alabama Jaguars! The tailgate begins at 5 p.m., and first pitch is set for 6 p.m.



Going Gold: A Welcome Event for the Class of 2021


Saturday, April 1, 2017

9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hattiesburg Campus


*Registration deadline is March 30, 2017.


Have you decided to join the Golden Eagle family next fall? At Going Gold, you can:



Junior Preview

Friday, April 21, 2017

1 – 4 p.m., Trent Lott National Center


*Registration deadline is April 18, 2017.


Junior Preview is a campus visit experience exclusively for high school juniors and their parents! Learn about the admission process from Southern Miss admission counselors, tour the beautiful Hattiesburg campus and a residence hall, and discover why Southern Miss is the place for you!


Stick around after Junior Preview to take in a Golden Eagle Baseball game at Pete Taylor Park! First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. There’s nothing quite like a Friday night at The Pete!


*There is no cost to attend Junior Preview. Tickets for the April 21 Southern Miss vs. Old Dominion baseball game will be available for purchase at a discounted rate for Junior Preview attendees upon registration.



Spring Accepted Student Events


Mobile Area Future Golden Eagle Reception


Monday, March 13, 2017

6:30 – 8 p.m., Moe’s Original Bar B Que, 701 Spring Hill Ave., Mobile, AL 36602


*Registration deadline is March 9, 2017.


Are you ready to Go Gold this fall? Join us as we celebrate your acceptance to The University of Southern Mississippi and prepare you and your parents to take the next steps with Southern Miss!


*This event is exclusively for incoming freshmen who have been admitted to Southern Miss and their parents.



New Orleans Area Future Golden Eagle Reception (Event Full)


Thursday, March 16, 2017

The New Orleans Area Future Golden Eagle Reception is now full, but we invite you to attend Going Gold: A Welcome Event for the Class of 2021 on Saturday, April 1! Register here.



Spring Counselor Luncheons


Mobile Area Counselor Luncheon


Monday, March 13, 2017

Noon – 1:30 p.m., Original Oyster House, 3733 Battleship Pkwy., Spanish Fort, AL 36527


*Registration deadline is March 9, 2017.


High school counselors from the Mobile area are invited to attend the Mobile Area Counselor Luncheon. Visit with Southern Miss staff members, hear from admission counselors about the admission process, and discover the fun, rewarding college experience that is waiting for your students at Southern Miss!



Fall Campus Visit Days


Black and Gold Days


Dates are TBA

Hattiesburg Campus


Black and Gold Day is our annual fall campus visit experience exclusively for high school seniors and their parents! Black and Gold Day activities include:



Honors Day


Date is TBA

Hattiesburg Campus
*This event is by invitation only 


Honors Day is a fall campus visit day for high school seniors who are interested in joining the Southern Miss Honors College and their parents. Honors Scholars learn with top professors at the university and are part of a community of gifted, curious and engaged students with wide academic, social and extracurricular interests. Smaller, challenging classes offer more personal attention and thought-provoking discussion.
Honors Day activities include: