USM’s Operations at GCRL to Remain Closed on Wednesday, September 16

The University of Southern Mississippi’s operations at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs will remain closed on Wednesday, Sept. 16, in anticipation of potential severe weather related to Hurricane Sally.

All course delivery, remote work, and previously scheduled in-person operations at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, the Marine Research Center in Gulfport, and at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County will resume as scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Hattiesburg campus in-person operations will also continue as scheduled.

University officials are in contact with emergency management officials and should the weather system affect additional USM on-campus operations, the Eagle Alert emergency communications system will again be activated. All emergency notifications are also posted to

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