Move-in days for students returning to The University of Southern Mississippi for the fall 2011 semester who live in campus housing have been scheduled for Friday, August. 19, and Saturday, August 20.
In order to facilitate a smooth transition for new and returning students, the University Police Department and the Department of Parking Management will again block lots, close streets and direct motorists to better manage traffic during these two days.
In addition, Painting of the Eagle Walk, one of the main events in the Golden Eagle Welcome Week schedule, will necessitate closure of Eagle Walk (located under the east side of M.M. Robert Stadium) beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 20 through Tuesday, August 23 and reopening for the first day of classes Wednesday, August 24. Eagle Walk is closed today for cleaning but will reopen tomorrow, Friday, August. 19.
The move-in weekend schedule is as follows:
Beginning today at 5 p.m., East Memorial Drive will be closed to all through traffic. Students, faculty and staff are asked to vacate parking in the area of East Memorial Drive as well as the parking lot located behind the Student Health Services Clinic (Bolton Hall parking lot) at this time. The Roberts Hall parking lot (located at the Quad) and spaces in front of Wilber Hall must also be vacated at this time. In addition, all vehicles parked in the lot east of Century Park must be moved. Vehiclesnotremoved from these areas by 5 p.m. will be towed.
OnFriday, August 19, faculty and staff parking will not be available on Southern Miss Avenue, Alumni Drive, Felder Drive and Smalling Drive in front of the Southern Miss Foundation; Service Drive and College Drive in front of the Human Performance and Recreation Building (HYPER); and east of the HYPER parking lot to allow for parking for new residents. Faculty/staff parking will be allowed in the Kennard Washington lot, but entry will be blocked off beginning at 1 p.m. to prepare for Saturday’s residence hall move-in.
Access to East Memorial will only be given to students moving into Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Hickman Halls. Access to the Roberts Hall parking lot (Quad) will only be given to students moving into Pulley, Bolton, Roberts and Jones Halls for unloading only. The Roberts lot (Quad) will not be opened to parking during this time and will remain blocked off in preparation for Saturday’s move-in.
East Memorial will not re-open at the conclusion of move-in-day on August 19. On Saturday, August 20, access will only be granted to late arrivals and handicapped access into Hickman, Hattiesburg and Mississippi Halls. All vehicles leaving this area, including the Bolton parking lot, will not be granted re-entry until after 5 p.m. Saturday, August 20.
For more information, contact University Police at 601.266.4986 or Parking Management at 601.266.5447.