Volunteers helping students move in Saturday
Two new Mississippi State residence halls will open for the first time as the university holds its annual welcome and move-in day for new students.
Taking place Aug. 11, the seventh consecutive Movin' You to MSU -- MVNU2MSU in textspeak -- day marks the official opening of all campus residence facilities.
With several new halls constructed in recent years, the university now houses more than 4,000 students on campus.
Newly completed Oak and Magnolia halls are adding a total of 764 beds. Both buildings feature fully furnished double bedrooms, each with an individual bathroom and temperature control. They also include wireless Internet coverage throughout, laundry rooms and kitchens on each floor; and two study halls and a large meeting room on the fourth floors.
Movin' You will involve the mobilizing of more than 500 faculty, staff and student volunteers to assist new freshmen and their families as they arrive.
Identified by their T-shirts, the campus teams also will distribute bottled water and provide information on the 850-acre central campus area and its numerous facilities.
"We look forward to rolling out the maroon carpet and welcoming our students and their families to Mississippi State on-campus housing," said Ann Bailey, director of housing and residence life.
Bailey said MVNU2MSU is a major university event and an important tradition in the life of MSU, as it signals the beginning of a new academic year.
"It's always a hot day, but we will have plenty of complimentary water on hand to help our guests stay cool," Bailey noted.
For more on move-in day activities, visit www.housing.msstate.edu/mvnu2msu.
Allison Matthews | University Relations