Hattiesburg, MS
University of Southern Mississippi


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Dusty
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School that likes to promote academics, but fall short.

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What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take time and start planning ahead. Look at each of your choices carefully. Go and visit the schools your are interested in. Take the time to talk to your academic councelors .

Amanda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that the college you are looking at has a good academic program for the area you would like to enter. Also check out the residence halls if you are thinking about living in the dorms and make sure you'll like living on campus. The best thing to do is go tour the campus on a school day and randomly ask students in the program you are thinking about entering questions about the program and about the professors. It is always a good idea to know about the classes and the professors so you'll enjoy the class. Also, attend some football games or other athletic events. Its a great way to meet new friends and also to see what events there are on campus during the weekends.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

that we have to walk so far around on campus

Timothy
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is college. It's going to be crazy and fun. Avoid junior college like the plauge, and try your hardest not to go in...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is college. It's going to be crazy and fun. Avoid junior college like the plauge, and try your hardest not to go into debt.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The martial arts club. I don't like to brag about anything. I do like this school though

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I really hate the focus on greek life. It is useless, and students could be using their time in much more constructive and less drunken ways.

Brian
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents and students take advantage of opportunities of what colleges are offering from student life, leadership opportunitie...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents and students take advantage of opportunities of what colleges are offering from student life, leadership opportunities, and the values of the University and the people within it. Choosing a college should not be a rushed decision take your time to make the best choice. Go on a campus tour and spend a day with a friend or leader to shawdow at school. Talk to any student or faculty member to get a feel of how the people are at the University. Make sure the major that you are interested is offered at the University you will attend. See what leadership opportunities are offered for the student. Make sure that whatever University you decide to attend that the University can help you not only get a degree but can help you grow as a person and an individual. Every University is here to give you an education, but it is the lessons learned outside of the classroom that makes a college expereince. The best advice I can leave with you is to look at each University and make a decison is to see what college will give you the best opportunity to succed in the work force and in life.

What's unique about your campus?

I would consider the different student activities on campus to be the best thing that The University of Southern Mississippi offers. There are over 280 student organizations that any student can get involved on campus. A studnet that is not intersted in any of the student organizations that a he or she can create an organization. Southern Miss is best for the students an people that run the organizations and the staff that advise them. The people and the amount of organizations is the most important things here at The University of Southern Mississippi.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Before coming to The University of Southern Mississippi I wish I would have known more about where my classes are located and in what buildings. I had a issue the first week of school I was in the wrong class because I did not know where I was going and how to get there. Walking around a few days before school starts I would recommend just seeing where your classes will be located at so you will not be in the wrong class and you will not be late for class the first day of school.

Paul
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My school is small. Everyone is friendly. The teachers and advisors know the students and do everything they can to help. Cla...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My school is small. Everyone is friendly. The teachers and advisors know the students and do everything they can to help. Classes are small for the most part and that is very good.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Let your child pick their own college. Visit many colleges and do your research. Apply for all of the college based scholarships available. GO TO CLASS and have an open relationship with your teachers/professors. Try ne things and go to all the campus functions, you never know who you may meet.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I am having trouble balancing my studies with my social life.

Lindsey
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise students and parents to go to several universities and pay attention to the campus and what goes on during a ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise students and parents to go to several universities and pay attention to the campus and what goes on during a normal day and night. They should look at more than what happens on a football weekend. Parents and students should begin saving money for college very early. Talk to current students at the college of choice as well as professors and advisors. It is very important to get a feel for what people think about their school of choice.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing to me is all of the fun things to do outside of class to get involved in the happenings at USM. I love the intramural activities to exercise and to get to know other people.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any kind of person would enjoy being a student at USM. We welcome all kinds of people and most people enjoy being students at USM.

ASIA
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

WHEN CHOOSING A COLLEGE, I WOULD CONSIDER SOMETHING CLOSE TO HOME FOR YOUR FIRST YEAR. IT WILL HELP WITH FINANCES AND THE PO...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

WHEN CHOOSING A COLLEGE, I WOULD CONSIDER SOMETHING CLOSE TO HOME FOR YOUR FIRST YEAR. IT WILL HELP WITH FINANCES AND THE POSSIBLE CASE OF HOMESICKNESS, EITHER IT BE YOU OR YOUR PARENTS. ALSO CONSIDER A SCHOOL THAT OFFERS THINGS THAT INTEREST YOU.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is the food. You don't get what you pay for but it is not just here it is at most other schools as well. The food places on campus do not stay open late enough for an average college student. Most campus food places that are affordable close at 8pm and then you are left hungry until the morning and the only place open to eat on the weekend is the cafeteria. It is a great school but beware the food!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is the housing. USM has two off campus dorms that are placed across the street of the school on both sides of the campus. It is very hectic trying to cross the street everyday on a very busy street. Most of the dorms but one are very old and need repairs. I would suggest getting an apartment if afforable after your first year on campus. The freshmen dorms are decent!

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