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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 received by the end of September with more information about how to register for the event. Space is limited and seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.


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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.

Academic Visits

Talk with faculty about the programs you are interested in and learn what academic opportunities await you at MSU.


Enjoy a catered lunch and learn about university services. 

MSU Ice Cream

If you've never had it, you're in for a treat. Take time to enjoy delicious homemade MSU ice cream.

Q & A

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

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Things To Bring
With Your Bulldog Spirit!

  • Casual Clothes
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • 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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