Head over to the Left Field Lounge at Dudy Noble Field for a baseball game in the Spring and see why Sports Illustrated named it the #1 place in the US to watch a college game! You can also cheer on the Bulldogs at basketball games, football games, soccer games, tennis matches, volleyball games, cross country races, track and field events, and so much more!
Grab a bite in the Union where you can find restaurants like Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut, Panda Express, Starbucks, and Moe's beside the Union or hit the Marketplace at Perry Cafeteria for all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don’t forget about the other dining halls around campus like the Templeton RFoC, Pegasus Dining at the Wise Center, and the new Fresh Food Company dining hall on the south side of campus.
MSU is home to 31 fraternity and sorority chapters that promote a balance of academics, leadership, community service, philanthropy, and social events. Check out the link below to find out how to join a Greek organization at MSU!
Make new friends or catch up with old ones. Meet in the Union to have a chat in the comfy chairs in the Dawg House, or check out the latest art exhibit in the second floor art gallery. Grab a bench overlooking the Drill Field or a rocking chair on the Union’s porch and make real memories with friends.
Have a Treat
Stop by the State Fountain Bakery for a delectably delicious treat! They serve their famous dog bone sugar cookies alongside a wide variety of cakes, pies, cookies, donuts, breads, and MSU ice cream milkshakes. Or you can drop by the MSU Cheese Store for a yummy cheese treat, muscadine juice, or your favorite flavor of MSU Ice Cream!
Hit the Books
MSU offers a variety of study spaces and services to make hitting the books more productive. The library and many academic buildings offer group study rooms and individual study spaces. Services such as The Writing Center and The Math Domain provide free tutoring and guidance to help you succeed.
Influential guest speakers are the norm on campus. Listen up as prominent individuals like Dan Rather share their wisdom; the ice cream aficionados, Ben and Jerry share their success; and influencers like Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes share their passion. You never know who will show up on campus.
Meet the neighbors
On-campus housing puts you in the middle of the action! Residence halls are their own small community. They offer numerous opportunities to meet new friends and get involved while living just minutes away from your classes, great places to eat, athletic events, and hundreds of on-campus activities.
Take a Lap
Picturesque Chadwick Lake is surrounded by a one-mile walking track with breath-taking views of sunrise and sunset right on campus. You can take a relaxing stroll, train for your big race, watch your pets take a swim, or catch bass, crappie, and catfish all at Chadwick Lake located right beside the Sanderson Center!
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!
All students at the Meridian Campus live in off-campus housing, which allows the students to become part of the vibrant community surrounding the campus.
On-Campus housing is only available at our Main Campus in Starkville where the residence halls are a lot more than just a place to sleep - they’re part of the thriving “city” of campus. Our residence halls are flourishing communities with special access to study rooms and computer labs all within a quick walk from classrooms, meeting places and dining facilities.
Starkville Off-Campus Housing
Transfer students can also choose to live off-campus in the Starkville Community. The Dean of Students Office maintains an Off-Campus Housing Website to assist in your search for a rental property, a home for purchase, even finding a roommate or buying furniture.
Hungry? Starving? Famished? MSU Dining has you covered! With over a dozen eateries on campus, it’s easy to find something great to satisfy your cravings. Grab a smoothie or a chicken biscuit before your 8:00 class, meet your friends for lunch in the Union, treat yourself for acing that test with goodies from the State Fountain Bakery, and then grab dinner at one of our cafeterias.
Plus, with an MSU meal plan, you'll never have to worry about digging through the couch cushions for change. Consider it your all-access pass to dining on campus!
MSU provides numerous services, programs, and resources for students to help make the college experience a great experience. Resources range from health services to state-of-the-art facilities to cultural programs and beyond. Check out some of the great benefits of being in the Bulldog family!
Catch the intense SEC action and bring your cowbell! Grab your friends to tailgate in the Junction in the Fall and grill out in Left Field Lounge in the Spring. Hoops at the Hump and baseball action at Dudy Noble Field are free for students, as well as softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and many more! Student football tickets are very low-cost, and all MSU events can earn you Hail State Rewards points, which can be used for MSU gear, exclusive tours, sideline passes, or even lunch with a coach!
Get Involved in Starkville
What’s the quickest way to find your place on campus and make new friends that quickly become your college family? Get Involved! MSU has over 300 student organizations, including categories ranging from academics and art, to music and Greek life, to politics and religion, and many more. You can even create your own organization if you can’t find what you’re looking for!
Get Involved in Meridian
Students on the Meridian Campus can get involved in the Student Association and a variety of organizations in the Division of Arts & Sciences, the Division of Business, and the Division of Education. The Student Association hosts a variety of activities throughout the year including Welcome Week, food drives, tailgates, and toy drives; and they also participates in community events like Habitat for Humanity, area Christmas Parades, and Main Street events. Additional opportunities include Blood Drives and GRE Workshops hosted by the Psychology Club, Etiquette Workshops hosted by the Students for Advancement of Management, and many other activities to find your place and get involved!
Don’t just reminisce about your high school sporting glory days - make new memories with rec sports! MSU offers a wide variety of programs and activities to keep you moving, help you make new friends, and enhance your college experience. Check out our intramural sports, outdoor adventures, club sports, spirit groups, aquatics, golf, and more!
Arts & Culture
Experience sights and sounds from around the world, catch concerts from the legends and today’s chart toppers, visit inspirational art exhibits, and so much more right here on campus. You can also share your talents through music or art around the country or even around the world.