USM Gulf Park Ten Years After Katrina

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall 10 years ago, the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park had a similar fate as most places on the Coast. It was destroyed, but a decade later it’s almost completely recovered.
The university was forced to hold classes off campus at locations like Garden Park to keep students learning. Students also attended classes in trailers but those temporary class locations will soon be a thing of the past.
Vice President of USM Gulf Park Campus Dr. Steven Miller said, “We all remember the days following Katrina and the months and the years, but now, looking back, we’ve closed out virtually all of our FEMA related projects. I believe the campus is in better shape than it’s ever been before. We’re all now either back in the place we were before or in new facilities. And with the construction of the new college of business and health building, that will be the end of all temporary type structures.
The campus plans to break ground on the new business building later this fall.

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