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Scholars Recognition Day


    Scholars Recognition Day is an invitation only event for high school seniors who have received an ACT score of 30 or above. Our goal is to give these academically talented students a closer look at the university’s academic programs, learn about our Shackouls Honors College, and explore our campus. Formal invitations will be mailed out toward the end of August with more information about how to register for the event. Space is limited and seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.

    Registration available September 6 at 9:00 a.m.

    Program Highlights

    Student Research & 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. Current students will also showcase research they have been a part of over the last several months.

    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

    Enjoy an overview of the admissions process, as well as scholarship opportunities for scholars on the Mississippi State University Campus.


    Enjoy a catered lunch and learn about university services. 

    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.

    Griffis Housing Preview

    View a model room in our Shackouls Honors College Residence Hall and speak with Housing & Residence Life staff members. 

    Tentative Schedule


    Schedule 2018 

    What To Bring

    • Casual clothes
    • Comfortable shoes (You'll be doing a lot of walking!)
    • Spending money (Barnes & Noble has great MSU gear!)
    • Rain wear (just in case!)
    • Sweater or jacket (some meeting rooms can be a little chilly)

    Wrapping Up

    Driving Directions and Parking

    Contact Info: events@msstate.edu