ACES - Academic Connections to Enhance Success

At Southern Miss, we are proud to welcome a large percentage of first-generation college students to our University. Will you be the first person in your family to earn a four-year degree? If so, you are in great company, and the Gen 1 ACES living-learning community is for you. Participants will live together with other first gen students in Wilber Hall and have the chance to meet and get to know faculty and staff who were first gen students themselves. Students in this ACES community will take three classes in common as a group – University 112 (a course designed to help students navigate the University and maximize success), CMS 111 (Public Speaking), and ANT 101, which will fulfill a requirement for any degree you are pursuing. With additional mentoring and support from faculty and staff, your transition to the world of college will be made smoother through this ACES opportunity.

  • Cannot be a part of ACES AND Luckyday Citizenship program or Honors College.

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