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The University of Southern Mississippi

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118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Party | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:1500
Meeting
Rooms:50
Maximum
Overnight:2000
  • Hattiesburg Event and Conference Services
  • Lott Center Lott Center
  • Cochran Center Cochran Center
  • Glass Staircase in Lott Center Glass Staircase in Lott Center
  • Lott Center Lott Center
  • Celebrations in the Cochran Center Celebrations in the Cochran Center
  • Wedding in the Cochran Center Wedding in the Cochran Center
  • Game Room - Great for Birthday Parties Game Room - Great for Birthday Parties
  • R.C's LoungeR.C's Lounge
  • Danforth Chapel Danforth Chapel

About

About The University of Southern Mississippi

Southern Miss Event and Conference Services oversees the reservation and logistical aspects for Hattiesburg events held in the Thad Cochran Center, Trent Lott National Center, R.C. Cook Union and Danforth Chapel.

Beautiful, modern and distinct venues provide the ideal setting for a variety of special events, meetings and conferences. Illustrious scenic landscapes, sophisticated corporate meeting space, stunning ballrooms and world-class catering truly enhance the Southern charm of our prestigious campus.

We welcome the opportunity to transform your next Hattiesburg event into a memorable success! 

Our goal is to assist groups in creating a memorable experience for all attendees. We serve the following types of organizations:
  • Academic
  • Athletic
  • Businesses
  • Faith-Based
  • Youth Leadership
  • Social
  • Summer Camps 
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Biloxi, MS 75 miles
Jacskon, MS 88 miles
New Orleans, LA 111 miles

:
Gulf Port - 90 minutes


Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes
Fee: Call for Pricing

CATERING
Southern Miss Catering, located in the Thad Cochran Center, handles all food requests for the university (outside caterers are NOT allowed). Southern Miss' professional, culinary staff can provide specialized menus - from the simple to the sophisticated - for any business or social occasion, and can work within your budget to suggest menus that provide excellent quality and the greatest value. Contact the Catering Sales office at 601.266.5552.


In-House CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Washer/Dryer
Hiking
Biking
Running
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Wi-Fi
Team Building
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

1500 Attendees


50 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 324 | Classroom Style 350 | Standing Reception 800 | Seated Reception 450

TECHNOLOGY
Technical services and equipment are available on-site. House Sound with background music is available in each room with an array of options to meet your audio needs. Video projection and computer connections are also available. The first floor rooms of the Lott Center are outfitted with multi-media podiums, which allow for effortless control of presentations. Lighting in each facility is a combination of high-pressure sodium, fluorescent and incandescent, which is easily adjusted to meet a variety of event needs. The Lott Center offers motorized blackout blinds to control natural light from entering the meeting rooms (available in select rooms).

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

2000 Overnight Guests


Residential Dorm Style

Yes
Free YES

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Accommodations

Accommodations

2000
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 830 beds | floorplan
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Located at 2901 West Forth Street.  Each room contains two single beds, two desks, chairs and chests of drawers. Rooms also include a bookcase, closets, a sink and microfridge.
| Residence Halls | 929 beds | floorplan
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Located at 105 Black and Gold Boulevard. Each room contains two single beds, desks and chairs.  Rooms also include chest of drawers, entertainment unit, sing and refrigerator/freezer.
| Suite/Apartment Style | 59 beds | floorplan
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Located at 108 East Memorial Drive.  Suite sytle rooms with furnished living area and semiprivate bath.
| Suite/Apartment Style | 362 beds | floorplan
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Located at 6263 US Highway 49.  Suite-style rooms with semiprivate baths.
| Residence Halls | 366 beds | floorplan
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Located at 103 Eagle Walk.  Rooms include two single beds, desks and chairs.  Rooms also include chest of drawers, closets, entertainment center and microfridge.
| Suite/Apartment Style | 59 beds | floorplan
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Located at 116 East Memorial Drive.  Rooms are suite-style with furnished living area and semiprivate bath.
| Residence Halls | 56 beds | floorplan
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Located at The Village (3571 Montague Blvd.).  The rooms include two single beds, desks and chairs with a private bath.
| Residence Halls | 301 beds | floorplan
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Located at 6173 US Highway 49.  The rooms include traditional style double beds with a community bathroom on each floor.

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer
Hiking
Hiking
Biking
Biking
Running
Running
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Team Building
Team Building


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
1500
Overall
350
Classroom
Style
800
Standing
Reception
450
Seated
Catered Event


Meeting + Event Spaces
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Danforth Chapel is located in the heart of the Southern Miss campus and is frequently used for quiet meditation, religious services and weddings.

Armstrong-Branch Plaza (located between the Liberal Arts Building, International Center and Joseph Greene Hall. Available for student organizations and on-campus departments to host "information tables" only. Small events or solicitations not permitted in this area).
Bennett & Kennard-Washington Lawns
Centennial Lawns
Library Plaza
Shoemaker Square
Spirit Park
Union Plaza
Weathersby Lawn

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES
NO


Catering
Southern Miss Catering, located in the Thad Cochran Center, handles all food requests for the university (outside caterers are NOT allowed). Southern Miss' professional, culinary staff can provide specialized menus - from the simple to the sophisticated - for any business or social occasion, and can work within your budget to suggest menus that provide excellent quality and the greatest value. Contact the Catering Sales office at 601.266.5552.
Dining Options

The Fresh Food Company is Eagle Dining's premier residential restaurant. Located in the Thad Cochran Center, it provides a wide range of delicious food prepared right before your eyes! It features 11 stations that include a made-to-order grill option, made-to-order pasta, pizza, salad bar, international dishes, soup, Mongolian grill and more, with continuous dining all day long! 

You’ll know the Power House by its distinctive smoke stack – it was the original power source to heat campus. Built in 1934 and restored as a casual sit-down restaurant, it features Southern and Cajun cuisine.  The Power House serves as the late-night venue on campus, staying open until midnight each night of the week.  

This location features fresh, home-style meals conveniently located for students living in the Hillcrest residence hall. 

Named for the university’s mascot, it offers Chick-fil-A and Subway – not to mention a big-screen TV.

Located in the International Center, it’s your spot for a touch of ethnic cuisine and bagels galore. Fare includes made-to-order Mexican cuisine at Tortilla Fresca and an Einstein Bros. Bagels.

Start your day – or end your night – at Starbucks in the Cook Library. There’s nothing like a jolt of Joe to keep you focused.

Located in Asbury Hall, Freshëns is a healthy “fast casual” concept, offering “better for you” products, including handcrafted crepes, salads, rice bowls, stuffed baguettes and fresh blended smoothies. Freshens also proudly brews Starbucks coffee, tea, lattes, Frappuccinos and more.

Located in Century Park, University Market is the ultimate convenience store with fresh brewed Starbucks coffee, custom-made F’real milkshakes and smoothies, frozen food, household items and more. 

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Gulf Port - 90 minutes
Nearby Cities
Biloxi, MS 75 miles miles | Jacskon, MS 88 miles miles | New Orleans, LA 111 miles
Transportation + Parking
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Services

Services

Services

Our friendly and courteous event staff will provide superior service to your next meeting. Wi-Fi, parking, and easily configured rooms, are included with our spaces.

Gulf Park Event Services can accommodate small groups and functions as large as five hundred. Our facilities consist of a ballroom, auditorium, and various breakout spaces that can accommodate the learning style of your speaker and guests.

Our beautiful beachfront scenery, majestic oak trees, and Spanish style architecture will certainly add southern charm to your next wedding, reception or special event.

Whether you are planning a board meeting, organization conference, fundraiser, panel, or charity event, Gulf Park Event Services team members are ready to assist with your non-profit event location. We believe in supporting the mission behind 501(c) (3) organizations, and will work with your nonprofit's needs. 

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Description
Technical services and equipment are available on-site. House Sound with background music is available in each room with an array of options to meet your audio needs. Video projection and computer connections are also available. The first floor rooms of the Lott Center are outfitted with multi-media podiums, which allow for effortless control of presentations. Lighting in each facility is a combination of high-pressure sodium, fluorescent and incandescent, which is easily adjusted to meet a variety of event needs. The Lott Center offers motorized blackout blinds to control natural light from entering the meeting rooms (available in select rooms).
Technology

Technical services and equipment are available on-site. House Sound with background music is available in each room with an array of options to meet your audio needs. Video projection and computer connections are also available. The first floor rooms of the Lott Center are outfitted with multi-media podiums, which allow for effortless control of presentations.

Testimonials

Testimonials


When we decided to hold quarterly workshops, it was important for me to find a location that was both reasonable and professional. USM exceeded my expectations on both. USM consistently took the time to discuss with me every minute detail that came up along the way to deliver a flawless event. The room was set up exactly as we had discussed and Aaron met me ahead of time to make sure I was comfortable with the technology we would be using. We will continue to hold events at USM Gulf Park Campus both because they make it as easy as possible for me to plan an event there and because our clients love the atmosphere.

The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce host several events throughout the year at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Campus. Gulf Park Event Services makes each event perfect from booking a date, booking the food and making the day of the event run smoothly. The staff is very accommodating and there to be a helping hand before, during and after the event. Gulf Park Event Services are TO THE TOP!

We’ve gotten nothing but really great compliments on everything that was provided. Anytime we needed anything, your staff stepped up. I’m thankful that on the list of things I really didn’t have to worry about was facilities. So, thank you.

Thank you and your staff for another smooth week in Mississippi. We love coming to Mississippi to see you guys each year.

I want to say both the facility staff and catering services represented Southern Miss well at the Trent Lott National Center. The attention to detail by catering services was outstanding. Everyone should be commended for the great assistance they provided me, my students and our guests.

Lydia Pierce and Tiffany Hammond are true professionals and reflect on the USM community in a very positive light. We work with many collegiate venues and dealing with USM is our favorite, due to the competence of Ms. Hammond and Mrs. Pierce.

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110