Scholars Recognition Day


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Scholars Recognition Day is an invitation only event for high school seniors designed to recognize students for their academic achievements. High school seniors who have submitted an ACT score of 29 or higher to Mississippi State University will be invited to attend this event. Our goal is to give these students a closer look at the university's academic programs. Invitations will be mailed at the end of August to students with a minimum 29 ACT score. Space is limited and seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.

*If you have an ACT score of 29 or higher and did not receive an invitation to attend Scholars Recognition Day, please contact the Office of Orientation and Events at if you are interested in attending this event.

2018 Dates Coming Soon

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


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


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