Points of interest for campus visitors:
All-American Rose Garden
This accredited Public Rose Garden is a popular backdrop for photos. But there are fines for those caught picking the roses!
Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building
“The Dome” houses the offices of the university president and several vice presidents. It's named for the 6th USM president. Walk through for a glimpse inside the domed copper roof.
Barnes & Noble at Southern Miss
Buy your Southern Miss gear, textbooks and loads of other good stuff at this full-service bookstore in the Thad Cochran Center.
Biological Sciences Teaching Garden
This garden surrounds the east and north sides of the Walker Science Building with native Mississippi shrubs, trees and flowers.
Erected in honor of the university’s Centennial in 2010, this entrance to campus is a popular spot for photos.
The site of the former Commons building in the center of campus next to Cook Library, this green space hosts Friday Night at the Fountain and WUSM tailgate concerts during football season.
Clyde Kennard Mississippi Freedom Trail Marker
Located in front of Kennard-Washington Hall, this historical marker honors the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer Clyde Kennard, the first African-American to attempt enrollment at Mississippi Southern College, now The University of Southern Mississippi, during the 1950s. This landmark is the 26th marker in the Mississippi Freedom Trail, a project commemorating the people and places in Mississippi that played a pivotal role in the American Civil Rights Movement.
The stained glass windows represent the seven virtues: Faith, Hope, Charity, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance and Prudence.
The historic District is a popular gathering place for students and alumni. During football season, The District is a hotbed of tailgating activity.
This walk of memories underneath the east side of M.M. Roberts Stadium proudly displays names and jersey numbers of former star football players. Each fall, incoming freshmen paint the walk gold.
The bridge across the lake is a popular spot for photos. Members of the senior class of 1933 voted to create Lake Byron.
Adjacent to the Century Park residence complex, the Trace is a 41-mile stretch of reclaimed railroad track that serves as a walking, jogging, biking and equestrian trail.
The Little Rock
Before each home football game, the Little Rock is given a fresh coat of gold paint with a spirited message directed toward that week's opponent.
Medicine Wheel Garden
This circular garden symbolizes the partnership between Southern Miss and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
This 60-foot, 23-ton fossil just east of Danforth Chapel was moved to campus in 1987.
A tribute to our teacher training roots, this antique one-room schoolhouse is in the courtyard of the Owings-McQuagge Hall.
The fountain here is a popular gathering area and the site of the annual Homecoming Fountain Sit, where students climb into the water and test their endurance.
Wilgus Fitness and Wellness Trail
Take a walk, skate, jog or cycle on this campus trail, next to the Payne Center.