The Center for Student Activities is one of the main hubs for getting involved on campus. With offices in the Colvard Student Union, the Center for Student Activities houses the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, the Student Association, Music Maker Productions, and all official Student Organizations.
Meet new people. Help a cause. Connect. Learn new skills. Be a friend. Love your community. Give Back. Make a difference. MSU offers numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Check out the Maroon Volunteer Center to see how MSU students are making a difference!
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!
A one-mile walking track surrounds the picturesque Chadwick Lake beside the Sanderson Center. A sunrise or sunset walk around the lake is a great way to take a break from tests, studying, and stress in general. Fishermen also like to visit the lake to catch bass, crappie, and catfish.
The on-campus Barnes & Noble Bookstore is a one-stop shop. Fans can grab their maroon gear before the game, book lovers can snag the latest best-sellers, thirsty patrons can grab a cup of Starbucks, and students can pick up their textbooks with ease all right on campus!
Staying healthy and fit is fun for students with a free membership to the Sanderson Center’s 150,000 square feet of recreation space. Whether you want to put in serious training in the weight room, break a sweat dancing in a Zumba class, work on your rock climbing skills, or cool down swimming laps, the Sanderson Center has something for everyone.
The Colvard Student Union is a three-story “campus living room” complete with a food court, convenience store, Starbucks, numerous study and meeting spaces, a beauty salon, and even a porch with rocking chairs!