The traditions of The University of Southern Mississippi are deeply treasured. The Alumni Association, in conjunction with The Legacy, the student chapter of the Alumni Association, take a lead role in promoting and advancing these customs, ceremonies and celebrations of Southern Miss.

The University’s traditions are protected by a resolution, signed in 2007 by University President Dr. Martha Saunders and Alumni Association President Lou Ann Poynter. 

The resolution establishes the Association’s Traditions Committee as a clearinghouse for proposed additions, deletions or alterations to the University’s recognized traditions. Click here to view the Traditions Resolution. 

Traditions are meant to be as celebrated and cherished as our beloved institution itself. The Alumni Association and The Legacy invite alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff and fans of the Golden Eagles to regularly take part in the traditions of the University.

A complete list of Southern Miss traditions and detailed descriptions can be found in The Drawl: The History and Traditions Handbook of The University of Southern Mississippi.  

Click here for a Traditions photo gallery!