Security, access upgrades underway at Hillcrest Residence Hall parking lot

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi 

A project to upgrade security and limit unauthorized access to the Hillcrest Residence Hall gravel parking lot is ongoing. These upgrades include additional fencing and gates at access points on West 7th Street and Service Drive, increased lighting for the lot, and a security kiosk that will be manned during the evening hours.

Although fencing is in place, it will be late October or early November before additional lighting and a kiosk  are put in. With the fencing and gating in place, University Police will begin securing the West 7th Street and Service Drive entrances in the evening hours at dusk and re-opening them in the morning at dawn. Residents of Hillcrest or other students needing to park in the lot will still be able to enter the lot from the entrance located behind Hillcrest during the times that the lot is secured.

For more information, contact University Police at 601.266.4986 or Parking Management at 601.266.4943.