If you are planning to attend Southern Miss as a freshman, or are returning there this fall, it is important to have your car, truck or SUV in great condition so that you can depend on it during the school year. Vardaman Honda is your Honda Dealership in Hattiesburg. We are here to take care of your Honda vehicle, so that it is there for you when you need it most.
A Little Southern Miss History
On March 30, 1910, the University of Southern Mississippi was founded as Mississippi Normal College, a teacher-training school. The opening session of instruction was held on September 18, 1912. For its first-ever session, Mississippi Normal College had 876 students enrolled. As it grew and developed, the school changed its name to Mississippi State Teachers College in 1924. In 1940, it became Mississippi Southern College.
Starting in 1955, the campus expanded with the construction of 17 new structures On February 27, 1962, the Governor signed a bill into law that officially upgraded the school to a university and renamed it as the University of Southern Mississippi.
Today, An Educational Powerhouse
University of Southern currently has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,840, on a campus that is 1,090 acres in size. The University has two campuses: the main campus in Hattiesburg and a location in Long Beach called Southern Miss Gulf Coast.
Southern Miss students come from all over Mississippi, all parts of the United States, and 67 foreign countries. Students can choose from more than 180 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in six different degree-granting colleges. The university also offers study-abroad programs in 21 countries.
Some notable Southern Miss graduates include musician Jimmy Buffett and NFL quarterback Brett Favre.
An Amazing Variety Of Campus Life
On the Hattiesburg campus, there are over 280 student organizations to choose from. First-year students all live in the Freshman Quad. Around one in five students join sororities and fraternities, with Greek housing open to participating upperclassmen, both men and women.
Football games are very popular, starting with a pep rally the night before each home game, and a parade before each match. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles teams compete in the NCAA Division I Conference.
Remember Us When Your Honda Needs Service
Vardaman Honda is your Hattiesburg Honda Dealership. We are here to help when your Honda needs service or repairs. Contact us whenever you notice a problem – we are your Southern Miss Honda dealership. Go Golden Eagles!