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William Carey University

We believe in challenging students to excel in scholarship, leadership, and service in the global community, we believe in preparing students to fulfill their diverse callings and inspire positive change in the world around them. Our calling is to help you achieve yours.

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  • The institution that is now William Carey University had its earliest origins in Poplarville, Mississippi, when the noted educator W. I. Thames opened Pearl River Boarding School in 1892.
  • The efforts were not successful, and Professor Thames moved to Hattiesburg where, with the backing of a group of New Orleans businessmen, he opened South Mississippi College in 1906. 


  • As a Christian university which embraces its Baptist heritage and namesake, William Carey University provides quality educational programs, within a caring Christian academic community, which challenge the individual student to excel in scholarship, leadership, and service in a diverse global society.


Housing services

Women's Halls

  • 3 floors with community bath facilities on each floor
  • Houses 144 women of any classification
  • Laundry room (no charge) on 1st floor
Byrd Hall
  • Has 3 floors and houses 90 women of any classification
  • Suite style rooms with connecting bath
  • Laundry room (no charge) on each floor
  • 3 disabled-accessible rooms with private bath
  • Lounge on each floor
  • Elevator and stair access
  • Shares a main lobby with Braswell Hall

Medical services

  • In partnership with William Carey University, Hattiesburg Clinic is offering services* at William Carey Student Health, located on campus between Lawrence Hall and Wilkes Dining Hall. 
  • William Carey Student Health is available to all currently enrolled William Carey University students.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Our mission is to provide good wholesome meals in a pleasant clean environment that promotes fellowship at Wilkes Dining Hall on the Hattiesburg Campus. 
  • Located in the city of Hattiesburg, William Carey University's main campus boasts a prime location that offers the best of both worlds. 
  • Situated just minutes away from downtown Hattiesburg, students can easily access a range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, while still enjoying the peace and quiet of a suburban setting. 
  • The campus is also conveniently located near major highways, making it easily accessible to students from all over the region. 

Sports facilities

  • Milton Wheeler Field became the home of Crusader Baseball in 2006.
  • WCU Tennis Complex
  • Danny Owens Field is the home to William Carey University men's and women's soccer teams.

Student clubs

  • American Chemical Society
  • Art Club
  • Baptist Student Union
  • Carey Connection
  • Carey Scholars
  • Cobber Newspaper
  • Crusader Cheerleading
  • Crusader Yearbook
  • Diamond Girls
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • International Student Organization


  • William Carey University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor, master, education specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States

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