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Eminent Scholars Day

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Eminent Scholars Day is an invitation only event designed to recognize students for their academic achievements. High school seniors who have submitted an ACT score of 29 or higher to Mississippi State University will be invited to attend this event. Our goal is to give these students a closer look at the university's academic programs. Invitations will be mailed in August to students with a minimum 29 ACT score. Space is limited and seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Registration begins August 29

Driving/Parking Directions

Driving/Parking Directions (PDF)

Highway 45 Alt. (North or South)

  1. Take Hwy 82 West to Starkville/MSU
  2. Take Hwy 12 West/Starkville Exit (follow MSU signs)
  3. Take MSU/Hwy 182 Exit
  4. Turn left onto Hwy 182 East (follow MSU signs)
  5. Turn right into MSU North Entrance at the first traffic light
  6. Proceed 100 meters and turn right onto Lakeview Drive
  7. Proceed 1/2 mile on Lakeview Drive
  8. Follow 'Eminent Scholars Day' signs and turn left into 'Eminent Scholars Day' parking area
  9. Check-in will be held inside the Joe Frank Sanderson Center, east of the parking area.

Interstate 55 (North or South)

  1. Take Hwy 82 East exit at Winona (there will be a sign directing you to MSU)
  2. Take Hwy 82 East into Starkville
  3. Take Hwy 12 West/Starkville Exit
  4. Take MSU/Hwy 182 Exit
  5. Turn left onto Hwy 182 East (follow MSU signs)
  6. Turn right into MSU North Entrance at first traffic light
  7. Proceed 100 meters and turn right onto Lakeview Drive
  8. Proceed 1/2 mile on Lakeview Drive
  9. Follow 'Eminent Scholars Day' signs and turn left into 'Eminent Scholars Day' parking area
  10. Check-in will be held inside the Joe Frank Sanderson Center, east of the parking area.

Highway 25 North

  1. Take Hwy 25 North past first Hwy 12 West exit
  2. Continue on Hwy 25 North and take Hwy 82 East/25 North exit to Columbus/West Point
  3. Take Hwy 12 West/Starkville Exit
  4. Take MSU/Hwy 182 Exit
  5. Turn left onto Hwy 182 East (follow MSU signs)
  6. Turn right into MSU North Entrance at first traffic light
  7. Proceed 100 meters and turn right onto Lakeview Drive
  8. Proceed 1/2 mile on Lakeview Drive
  9. Follow 'Eminent Scholars Day' signs and turn left into 'Eminent Scholars Day' parking area
  10. Check-in will be held inside the Joe Frank Sanderson Center, east of the parking area.

From Birmingham, AL

  1. From Birmingham take I-20 W/I-59 S towards Tuscaloosa
  2. Take Hwy 82 West to Columbus
  3. Follow Hwy 82 West for several miles to Starkville
  4. Take Hwy 12 West
  5. Take MSU/Hwy 182 Exit
  6. Turn left onto Hwy 182 East (follow MSU signs)
  7. Turn right into MSU North Entrance at first traffic light
  8. Proceed 100 meters and turn right onto Lakeview Drive
  9. Proceed 1/2 mile on Lakeview Drive
  10. Follow 'Eminent Scholars Day' signs and turn left into 'Eminent Scholars Day' parking area
  11. Check-in will be held inside the Joe Frank Sanderson Center, east of the parking area.


What to Bring

Program Highlights

Check-in for Eminent Scholars Day will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the Joe Frank Sanderson Center. The event will conclude by 4:15 p.m.

Organization Fair
A number of MSU's most prominent student organizations will be on hand to share information regarding academic, honorary, Greek, religious, and service opportunities on campus.
General Assembly
Enjoy an official university welcome and general program announcements! Also, hear from a host of university faculty, administrators, and students regarding academic life and unique opportunities for scholars on the Mississippi State University campus.
Q & A
Dr. Phil Bonfanti, Executive Director of Enrollment, will present an overview of the admissions process, as well as scholarship opportunities for scholars on the Mississippi State University Campus.
Lunch
Compliments of the Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Academic visits
Talk with faculty about the programs you are interested in and learn what academic opportunities await you at MSU.
MSU Ice Cream
If you've never had it, you're in for a treat. Take time to enjoy delicious homemade MSU ice cream.
Housing Tours
Come take a tour of the university's residence halls with Housing and Residence Life staff members.

Contact Info

events@saffairs.msstate.edu