Southern Miss hosts Pokémon Go Campus Tour

Southern Miss hosts Pokémon Go Campus Tour

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Southern Miss is capitalizing on the new mobile game Pokémon Go in a creative and educational way.

On Friday Southern Miss held a Pokémon Go Campus Tour where students and others could visit six to eight official spots on campus.

At each Pokémon stop, students could receive information about USM student services, collect a few giveaways, and take a photo with Seymour the mascot.

USM Chief Communications Officer Jim Coll said the event was a fun way to connect with students.

"We have information from anything in career services, financial aid, to our speaking and writing center," Coll said."Anything that students would need to succeed at Southern Miss."

Several students and visitors participated in the event.