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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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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. Keep in mind you will have to have a 21 ACT and 2.5 GPA to declare a major. 

Majors Student Computer Specifications

General Scholarship Application Opens October 1st

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 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.

Student Aid

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.


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    Visit Campus

    There are several ways to visit campus throughout the year.

    Ways to Visit

    Sign up for Orientation

    Registration for entering Fall students goes live March 1st.

    Registration for entering Spring students goes live in November.

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

    Learn About Orientation

    Submit Proof of Immunity

    Submit Proof of Immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella

    • All students including transfer and graduate students, born after 1956 are required to provide proof of immunity to Rubeola (red measles), Rubella (German measles), and Mumps (MMR).
    • This Immunization form must be uploaded here.
    • Visit the Health Center’s website for more information about Immunization Requirements

    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

    Freshmen at MVNU2MSU.

    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

    Students in class with Dr. Ben Harvey.

    Start Class

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