Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Abbey Hendrix, and I'm from Columbus, MS. I have been a lifetime fan of MSU and loved every second of being a student while I was there! Mitchell Memorial Library is where I would start my day with a delicious bagel from Einstein Bros. Bagels and end it studying in the basement. The library has over 2 million volumes in printed publications, great study nooks, and even presentation rooms. Libraries foster creativity and house some of the greatest stories ever told! I would love to talk with you about admissions or if you just need a great book recommendation!
The cowbell! There is nothing like hearing a stadium full of ringing cowbells.
McComas! I spent a majority of my junior and senior year in McComas Hall, and it's where some of my favorite professors of all time could be found hanging around!
Dr. Hank Flick!
Anything from the State Fountain Bakery!
Enjoy all of the Super Bulldog Weekend festivities! From the Cotton District Arts Festival, to the athletic events, it's the weekend to really experience Starkville and MSU.
Sunday Brunch at the Veranda!
Region: Orlando, Central & South Florida
Hey there! I'm Adrienne Gannon from Gulfport, MS. I majored in Communications at MSU, so I called McComas Hall my second home during undergrad. MSU has great facilities and world-class professors, so your time spent in the classroom learning from professionals truly prepares you to take on your new career after graduation. Start your new journey today and apply to MSU or reach out to me with any of your questions about admissions!
Receiving my diploma - The hard work really does pay off.
It's the embodiment of Southern Charm.
Go to class and never be afraid to ask questions.
Little Dooey's - It really is slow-roasted perfection.
MSU holds such a special place in my heart, and I love sharing my memories and experiences with others in hopes that they will join the Bulldog family, too - it's priceless.
States: Alabama, Florida, Mississippi
Region: Mississippi Gulf Coast, FL Panhandle, and South Alabama
Hi! I'm Amber Norwood from a small town in South Mississippi called Wesson. My favorite place on campus is Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field. There is absolutely nothing like fierce SEC action on a Saturday in the Fall with thousands of cowbells ringing in unison and the Maroon and White chant echoing across campus. I would love to chat with you about how you can join the Bulldog family!
We are the only school in Mississippi where you can become a rocket scientist!
One huge family.
Jump into your classes and build relationships with your professors.
The birthday cake when we celebrate MSU's birthday every year on the Drill Field!
I love the local boutiques - Deep South Pout or Style Revel for girls and Last Man Standing for guys!
I danced in the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
States: Louisiana, Texas
Region: Dallas, East TX, & Northern LA
Hi! I'm Anne Wilson from Atlanta, GA. I'm a third-generation Bulldog, and I bleed Maroon and White. I love the family atmosphere of campus and how our heritage and traditions are honored. It's so fun to watch our campus grow and develop while still preserving landmarks like Eckie's Pond where my grandfather, my parents, and I all enjoyed spending time at during our studies at MSU. Let me know if you have any questions about starting your own heritage here at MSU!
Study Abroad - It is a great way to gain a new perspective, experience another culture, learn about things that interest you, and make life-long friends.
Eckies Pond -You can sit and study for hours or just grab a great book and relax.
I majored in Interior Design in the College of Architecture, Art, and Design.
MSU Cookies from the State Fountain Bakery!
I love to walk on campus in the evening. There are great trails that connect campus with downtown Starkville.
I love to travel, read, ski, visit museums, and learn new things!
States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Region: Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio, West TX, Northern CA, & West Coast
Hi! I'm Avent VanHorn, and I'm from Greenwood, MS. I'm a third generation Bulldog and a two-time MSU graduate! While earning my master's degree, I was the graduate assistant for the student organization, Music Maker Productions. The Music Makers work hard to put on some of the university's best concerts at the Ampitheater. Musicians such as Cage the Elephant, The Neighbourhood, Zac Brown Band, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and Shontelle have all made appearances here. If you enjoy live music, be sure to catch a show when you come visit campus!
New Maroon Camp! This is a way for new students to learn all about MSU's traditions while meeting other Bulldogs!
Starbucks in the Colvard Student Union!
Whit Waide's government class
Being on homecoming court as sophomore maid!
Eat breakfast at City Bagel, go to the Farmers Market, and grab a candle at Aspen Bay!
I worked in the Production Office and was an extra in the movie, "The Help".
Region: Assistant Director of Recruitment
Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Candace Johnson, and I'm from Prentiss, MS. My favorite place on campus is the Chapel of Memories! My friends and I would always hang out here during our down time. I would also come here to think and meditate or just enjoy alone time. Because I lived next door in Hull Hall, the tower was often my alarm clock for 8:00 a.m. classes. If you're on campus or nearby, you can hear the clock tower ring at the start of every hour. It even plays the Hail State Fight Song at 5:00 p.m. and the Maroon and White Alma Mater at 10:00 p.m. Be sure to swing by the Chapel of Memories when you come to visit Mississippi State!
Dawg Daze! This is definitely a time for new students to meet new people and get familiar with the university.
Electric! You see and feel the love for the university all over the city. The people and traditions epitomize what it is to truly be maroon and white.
Step outside of your comfort zone. Never limit yourself academically or socially.
It gave me the opportunity to meet so many different types of people. Living in a traditional community enabled me to form intimate relationships that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
Stop by Brewski's to pick up some boiled shrimp or crawfish and a cold drink. It's the best way to end your warm, spring day!
Ministry work with my congregation, Hallmark movies and rom-coms, a night of karaoke, and being outdoors!
Region: Central MS
Hi! I'm Grant Nerren from Amory, MS. I was a Road Runner in undergrad here in one of the most beautiful buildings on campus, Montgomery Hall. I enjoyed meeting new people and sharing my love for Mississippi State with prospective students so much as a Road Runner that I became a full-time Admissions Counselor soon after graduation. I would love to chat with you about admissions and the many opportunities to get involved on campus!
We produce our own ice cream and cheese that can be purchased right here on campus!
McCool Hall - They have a large open atrium and private study rooms.
The community - There really is a caring, family atmosphere at MSU.
Meeting new friends - I was able to get to know so many people in the residence halls that I would not have met in my classes or even through my involvement on campus.
Restaurant Tyler - Their blue plate is fine dining on a college student's budget.
Read, run, and build great relationships.
Region: Central MS
Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Hannah Matthews, and I am from Spanish Fort, AL. I absolutely love Mississippi State Athletics and cheering on the Bulldogs. I worked with the football coaches and football recruiting during undergrad, and I made some of the best friends just by getting involved. I loved showing prospective athletes around campus as a football recruiter, and now I get to talk to prospective students every day as an Admissions Counselor. Give me a buzz if you ever have questions about MSU Admissions!
There is nothing like a baseball game at Dudy Noble field and hanging out in Left Field Lounge taking in the best atmosphere in college baseball.
Fall - Our campus is beautiful year-round, but the changing leaves and crisp, perfect weather in the Fall is my favorite.
There are so many small connections that brought me here, but the family atmosphere sealed the deal on choosing MSU.
Tailgating in The Junction - I love tailgating with family and friends before football games.
Bin 612 - You can have a relaxing lunch on the patio with your puppy.
I'm obsessed with great white sharks, so needless to say, Shark Week is my favorite week of the year.
States: Louisiana, Mississippi
Region: Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment
Hi! I'm Hilda Queiroz, and I was born in Brazil but raised in Atlanta, GA. I majored in communication with a concentration in broadcasting, so I spent a lot of time at the Television Center! I made a lot of lifelong memories here while learning how to broadcast a television show. Many students who have come through the Television Center can attest to the exciting doors that an MSU education can open for you. Students have interned with companies like ESPN, MTV, CMT, and numerous news networks. Apply today and start preparing for your exciting future at MSU!
Your first football game as a student!
The theater lobby in McComas Hall.
Making a short film for my broadcasting practicum class!
I loved the community I was a part of. When you live on campus, you're at the center of all things MSU, which is really convenient! I loved living on campus so much that I did it for two years.
Grab a coffee from Strange Brew!
As a first generation college student, the process of applying to college was foreign to me. My admissions counselor helped me get through that process. To be able to give that same guidance to other potential Bulldogs is why I chose to become an admissions counselor!
Region: Metro Atlanta & Georgia
Hi! My name is Jaye West, and I am from Vicksburg, MS. One of my favorite parts of the campus tour is showing prospective students the Drill Field, which got its name from when the Army ROTC Cadets use to perform morning and evening drill on the field in the middle of campus. Today, the Drill Field is the center of campus activity where students read or play frisbee between classes or meet up with friends for coffee in the Union. Let's talk about what it will take for you to be walking on the Drill Field as an MSU student!
The Cowbell - Ringing a cowbell at a game is ten times more fun than waving a pompom.
I graduated in Psychology in undergrad and in Student Affairs in grad school.
Meeting people - We would all leave our doors open and hang out or study in the hallways; now the residence halls have study rooms and lots of cool places to hang out.
The Grill - so delicious!
I fell in love with spreading the MSU gospel when I was an Orientation Leader, and I still love being able to share MSU with students. I enjoy assisting students with making one of the biggest decisions of their lives; it is a huge honor!
States: Alabama, Tennessee
Region: Huntsville, AL & Chattanooga, TN
Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Judd Williams, and I'm from Hoover, AL. I double majored in English and Philosophy during my undergrad at MSU. The English department is located in Lee Hall, so naturally, I called it home! Lee Hall houses Bettersworth Auditorium, where several campus events take place. Mitt Romney, Buzz Aldrin, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and ZZ Ward are just a few of the speakers and musicians that we've hosted in Bettersworth Auditorium! Let me know if you have any questions about admissions!
My favorite tradition at MSU is definitely the cowbell! There's no better tangible representation of so many things that Mississippi State encompasses than the cowbell.
The best place to study on campus is the 3rd floor balcony of Nunnelee Hall. I studied and read there all the time when I was a resident adviser in the building.
In the last religion class I took with Professor Bisson, I was allowed to write a short story instead of a research paper. I wrote the story of the woman at the well in John 4. It helped me to remember that while studying theology can be academic, it is never less than the lives of people.
Beta Upsilon Chi Fraternity, Reformed University Fellowship, and MSU Roadrunners
929 Coffee Bar!
My favorite book is The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I also love to run, write, and hang out with friends!
Region: East Central MS & Golden Triangle
Hi! I'm Kaitlin Crepps from Central Texas. I attended Fall Preview Day my senior year of high school and had such a great time that my college decision was easy. I loved the diversity of programs at MSU, and I found my fit as a graphic design student. One of my favorite classes at MSU was a letterpress class where we used this Vandercook Printing Press. I found my niche, and I would love to chat with you about the wide range of programs available to you at MSU!
1. The people! The students, fans, professors, staff are the nicest people you'll ever meet. 2. Fall on campus; the leaves changing and FOOTBALL! 3. The glorious sound of 60,000 cowbells ringing on a beautiful night in Davis Wade Stadium.
Warm and Inviting
I've been a Bulldog fan my whole life, but I came for Fall Preview Day my senior year and that made my decision easy. I had such a good time, and I knew MSU was where I wanted to go!
You're so close to everything, and my pot luck roommate became my best friend. We still talk every day!
I was born and raised in Central Texas, but my parents actually met as RAs in the residence halls at Mississippi State.
States: California, Texas
Region: Houston, Texas & Southern California
Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Katy Sneed, and I'm from Starkville, MS. Although I was born in Sarasota, FL, Starkville has always been home to me. My entire family attended Mississippi State, so not only was I joining the Mississippi State family, but carrying on my own family tradition. My love of sports was nurtured at a young age, which led me to major in Sports Management at Mississippi State! The Professional Golf Management program at MSU is one of 19 schools to be accredited by the PGA of America. We're also the second oldest PGM program in the nation and have almost 100 percent placement of graduates at more than 1,200 golf courses worldwide! Come swing by our golf course when you visit campus!
There is nothing like football game days in Davis Wade Stadium with 60,000 Bulldog family members. All you need is a cowbell in hand to top off the game day experience!
Spend time in the Union. You could find me at Starbucks or Chic-Fil-A!
It was a big university with a small-town family environment!
The Veranda - the blue plate specials or the Veranda chicken are must tries!
For so long I thought working in sports was my passion. While I still love sports, I learned that helping students join the Mississippi State family was where my heart longed to be!
Be as involved as possible! The people you meet and the experiences you gain at college will help you achieve your career goals.
States: Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee
Region: Transfer Counselor - North MS, TN, and AL
Hey, future Bulldogs! I'm Kelsey Waters from Southaven, MS. I have two favorite dogs: my dog named Harper and Bully. Bully, a registered English Bulldog, became the official MSU game mascot in 1935. Today, Champ serves as Bully XX and can be found at MSU games, countless events, or swimming in his own pool at the Vet School, and statues of his father, TaTonka-Bully XIX, are the perfect photo op in the Junction. Schedule your campus visit today and be sure to stop by the Junction for a picture with Bully!
1. The people 2. The atmosphere 3. The support of the town of Starkville
Fall when school starts - There is an electric charge in the air as students, new and old, get to campus and are starting to realize the opportunities they have ahead of them.
Go to class! Try new things. Go to EVERYTHING on campus. Speak to people as you walk across campus. Call your parents. Get to know your professors. Get to know Starkville. Invest in your new friends, your new town, and your new future.
A family get-together! People from all different walks of life come to campus. Students, teachers, staff, parents, and alumni gather in the Junction where everyone shares their food, laughter, and a few thousand cowbells.
The Lodge - It has maroon everything!
The Harry Potter book series, Chacos, new t-shirts, Catfish Fridays at Perry, my dog named Harper, and Diamond Dawg baseball.
States: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia
Region: North Carolina, South Carolina, Augusta, GA, & East Coast
Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Lauren Porter, and I'm from Hurley, MS. Greek life was one of my favorite ways to get involved at Mississippi State. Being a Kappa Delta gave me leadership development, academic success, and most importantly, lifelong friendships! With 31 different sororities and fraternities at MSU, everyone can find the Greek family that is perfect for them. Let me know if you have any questions about admissions!
Being on MSU's Pom Squad - there's nothing like cheering on the Bulldogs at different sporting events!
Welcoming and friendly!
Get involved - don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone!
MSU ice cream!
Stop by The Lodge to get some Mississippi State attire!
Davis Wade Stadium - LOVE hearing thousands of people ringing their cowbells in unison!
States: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi
Region: Transfer Counselor - South MS, South AL, and South LA
Hello! I'm Leanna Baldner from Meridian, MS. My favorite season on campus is the Spring, because that means campus is in full bloom with baseball and tennis season in full swing. Every green space on campus comes alive with the vibrant colors of Spring and the Veteran's Memorial Rose Garden is absolutely stunning. The MSU campus has countless breath-taking views, and I can't wait for you to see all of them when you visit campus!
Going to Italy with Campus Crusade my junior year - We got to share the Gospel with wonderful people in a beautiful place!
Barnes and Noble second floor - no one bothers you or even knows you are there.
Small Group Communication with Hank Flick - Once we had to spend 5 hours straight with a random group of students for a class project.
I could walk everywhere, and I was close to everything.
Aspen Bay - Scrumptious candles and fun finds galore.
Soccer, learning, coffee shops, big cities, working out, Harry Potter, and friendships.
States: Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee
Region: Northwest TN, Southern IL, & Missouri
Hello! My name is Lindsey Norman, and I’m a Starkville native. This college town has always been my home, and I love how the city and the University embrace each other. Starkville recently won the designation as Mississippi's Healthiest Town, and spaces like the walking track around Chadwick Lake on the MSU Campus allow the faculty, staff, and students to join the community in promoting healthy habits. You can keep that walking up and stroll right from campus through the Cotton District and into downtown to one of our adorable boutiques or local restaurants. I would love to chat with you and share my love for MSU and my hometown!
The Cowbell - It's so unique and special to our University.
Spring - Warm weather and baseball at Dudy Noble Field.
Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations.
MSU Cookies 'n' Cream Ice Cream
City Bagel - Fresh, local deliciousness.
I want to share my love and passion for MSU with other students and families. MSU gave me the best four years I could have ever asked for, and I want others to feel the same way!
Region: Campus Visit Coordinator
Hi! My name is Naron Remillard, and I am from Cleveland, MS. I love everything about Mississippi State, especially MSU Baseball. There's nothing like a Spring day in Left Field Lounge cheering on the Bulldogs at Dudy Noble Field. Baseball is my favorite, but MSU has a total of 8 varsity women's teams and 7 varsity men's teams. There are always lots of opportunities to ring your cowbell and root for the Bulldogs! Schedule your visit today and catch a game while you're in town!
MSU holds all 10 spots in the Top 10 college baseball attendance records.
Dudy Noble Field - Sports Illustrated named Dudy Noble the #1 field in the U.S. to watch college baseball.
Get involved in a student organization, embrace the MSU traditions, and find something you are passionate about studying.
Have brunch at Restaurant Tyler!
How much I love college sports and Elvis Presley.
Hello! I'm Parker Jones from Calhoun City, MS. I was a Road Runner student recruiter at MSU during undergrad, and my favorite thing about our morning meetings was breakfast at the Market Place at Perry; it's an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner dining hall. It is right off of the Drill Field, so it's a great central place to meet your friends, and let's face it, every meeting is better with endless waffles. Schedule your campus visit today and be sure to stop by the Perry for lunch!
Getting Involved - Working with other students in a student organization is so much fun, and you make fantastic friends.
Chadwick Lake - That's where I asked my wife to marry me. It has a great one-mile walking track around it where you can watch the sunset over the lake.
I grew up coming to campus for sporting events and a lot of my family attended MSU, so I knew I would feel comfortable at State.
Making friends - I got to meet so many fellow students that I would not have met if I did not live in a residence hall.
Eating at Little Dooey's - even the ESPN reporters rave about it.
I enjoy playing golf, attending MSU sporting events, the Fall, and Chick-fil-A.
States: Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee
Region: Memphis, TN, Northwest MS, Arkansas, Indiana, & Kentucky
Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Phillip Moss, and I am from Birmingham, AL. The Mississippi State campus is simply beautiful; you have to come see the state-of-the-art facilities mixed with historic buildings to understand its Southern Charm and come experience that family feeling that everyone talks about. I love Fall days at the State Fountain Bakery where I can grab a Starbucks coffee and a hot-out-of-the-oven pastry and just catch up with friends. Need to catch up on your admissions questions? Give me a ring.
1. The size of campus - lots of opportunities, but you can find your place. 2. The family atmosphere 3. The approachable and helpful professors
The State Fountain Bakery - It's a great place to hang out or study between classes.
Visit campus on a typical day - A football Saturday might not be an accurate reflection of your college experience. Visit on a normal weekday to see if it is a good fit.
I enjoyed participating in intramural sports. You do not have to be athletic or even competitive to enjoy intramural sports.
The Veranda is hard to beat, but I do love Starkville Café.
I enjoy reading, learning, cooking on the grill, and spending time with my wife and two children.
States: Alabama, Georgia
Region: Birmingham, AL & Western GA
Hey, future Bulldogs! I'm Stephanie Neumann, and I lived in Illinois for 10 years before moving to Flowood, MS. Now, I live in Nashville, TN! One of my favorite experiences as a student was living in the residence halls on campus. I liked it so much that I did it for two years! The residence halls are just a short walk to your classes, sporting events, concerts, and so much more. Living on campus allowed me to take full advantage of all that MSU has to offer. Be sure to sign up for a housing preview when you come to visit campus!
When I was a part of the color guard, I got to travel with the Famous Maroon Band to Jacksonville, FL for the 2011 Gator Bowl!
Grab a bite to eat in Perry Cafeteria or the Union, and then find a quiet place to catch up on school work.
Stay organized, study hard, don't procrastinate, and build relationships with your professors! If you truly want to succeed, they are willing to help in any way they can.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). I was able to network and build relationships with others in my field.
Traveling, MSU football, Star Wars, all things Disney, and spending time with family and friends!
States: Illinois, Tennessee, Wisconsin
Region: Middle Tennessee, Chicago, IL, & Wisconsin
Hey, future Bulldogs! I’m Tabora Cook from the Mississippi Delta, but I’ve spent most of my years in Ridgeland, MS. My favorite place on campus is the Colvard Student Union. Between classes, I would grab lunch here and eat on the balcony, while watching the Drill Field buzz with life! The Union is always lively with students whether grabbing a quick coffee at Starbucks, going to a student organization meeting, or unwinding in one of the many quiet, study spaces throughout the building. Make sure you check out the Union whenever you come visit campus!
The people, the cultural experiences, and the sporting events!
The atmosphere on campus is definitely inviting. MSU immediately made me feel like I was part of a small, close-knit family where I'm more than just another student.
Interviewing taught by Dr. Hank Flick. He teaches you how to be successful in future job interviews, but more importantly, he teaches you life lessons - all while being very entertaining!
I enjoyed being an MSU Roadrunner, because it helped grow the love I have for the university and cultivate my Bulldog pride.
Eat as many times as humanly possible! The food options in Starkville are endless.
I was once a nationally ranked powerlifter.
Region: Coordinator of Recruitment Activities