USM Homecoming Week expected to bring economic boost to Hattiesburg

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Homecoming Week is underway. The event is expected to bring an economic boost to the City of Hattiesburg.

Jeremy Defatta, the executive director of the Southern Miss Alumni Association, said, “From an economic impact standpoint, a tremendous amount of people will come to town this weekend hotels are full, and the restaurants will be the same. So, really excited about having an opportunity to make an impact on our community by welcoming fans back to Hattiesburg to watch Southern Miss football.”

The Homecoming 5K will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Pride Field. The parade will roll down Hardy Street and the Southern Miss campus at 1:00 p.m., and the football game between USM and UTEP will kick off at 6:00 p.m.

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