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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.

Join the Admitted Facebook Group – MSState2020 or MSUTransfers2020

Follow MSU Admissions on Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat and Instagram.

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 your General Scholarship Application by December 1st

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

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 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

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


Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 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 - 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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Attend Orientation in June

High School graduation is in the rear view mirror and MSU is on the horizon. Attending orientation is an exciting opportunity to start your college career and find out essential details for the Fall.

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!


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

Start Class

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