USM Classes Canceled at 2 p.m., Offices to Remain Open

All University of Southern Mississippi classes in Hattiesburg and along the Gulf Coast are canceled beginning at 2 p.m., today, Wednesday, August 30, as a result of a continuing severe weather pattern for the remainder of the afternoon. It is anticipated that the unstable weather will continue into the evening. Wednesday evening classes are also canceled.

University offices will remain open for normal operating hours. Classes will resume on Thursday morning as usual.

Should non-emergency assistance be required, please call the University Police Department at 601.266.4986. In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

University officials will continue to monitor weather activity and will communicate through Eagle Alert and other media outlets if an emergency weather situation arises. If a tornado warning is issued, proceed to shelter on the lowest floor of a building away from windows. Please take a moment to check your contact information in the Eagle Alert system at

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