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So What's Next?

Congratulations on being admitted! 

Get Connected

Join the conversation - keep up with MSU Admissions and meet fellow Bulldogs before you move in! You can connect to find a roommate, make friends for the Fall, plan TV nights for your favorite shows, compare class schedules, and stay up on everything MSU.

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Join the Admitted Facebook Group: MSState2020 or MSUTransfers2020

Connect With Us


Explore your Major

Check out your chosen major’s website and social media accounts to get to know your program and faculty members. Be sure to check out the Student Computer Specifications as well to see if your program has specific requirements.

List of Majors Student Computer Specifications


Submit Scholarship Application

Submit your General Scholarship Application by December 1st (freshmen) or March 1st (transfers)

The General Scholarship Application is required for competitive scholarship consideration, including private and departmental scholarships, so don’t forget to complete it by the priority date for maximum consideration! Admitted students can access it through your myState portal after you have been admitted.


Submit Proof of Immunity

Submit Proof of Immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella

  • All students born after 1956 are required to provide proof of immunity to Rubeola (red measles) and Rubella (German measles)
  • This Immunization form must be returned to the Longest Student Health Center
  • Visit the Health Center’s website for more information about Immunization Requirements

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Attend Academic Insight

Attend Academic Insight Events in February

These events will give newly admitted students the opportunity to meet representatives of the college they will be majoring in as well as interact with both current and entering students in their department.

On-Campus Events


Sign up for Orientation

Registration goes live February 28th

Signing up for Orientation is how you confirm your intent to enroll at MSU.

Learn About Orientation


Submit FAFSA

Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1st

Federal student financial aid applicants looking for grants, loans, and work study should submit the Free Application for FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st of the fall prior to the year they plan to enroll at MSU. MSU's Federal School Code is 002423.


Sign up for Housing

Sign up for Housing - Housing Priority Deadline is April 1st

Your Residence Hall will soon become your home away from home, so be sure to sign up by the priority date.

MyHousing


Future freshmen students checking out the dorms at June Orientation

Attend Orientation

Orientation is a fun event for students and parents to explore campus, register for classes, get your student ID, discover Starkville, and meet fellow Bulldogs, faculty, academic advisors, admissions staff, and university officials.


Move-In Day

Pack up for Move-In Day in August

The Bulldog family shows up to welcome you on Move-In Day. You pack up all of your residence hall essentials and Bulldog volunteers will help you get settled into your new home! Be sure to check out the Move-In Checklist!

Move-In Checklist


Attend Dawg Days

Attend Dawg Days in August

Dawg Days is a two-week event full of fun activities, free food, music, movies, and more to welcome incoming students to MSU. Get to know campus, find your classes, and make friends before classes begin.

Dawg Days


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Start Class

Go to Class! Make it a habit. Set yourself up for long-term success by simply going to class.