New Faculty Orientation/Welcome Reception

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Mississippi State University's Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is sponsoring an August 14 orientation program at The Mill at MSU in Starkville to welcome new faculty to the Bulldog family. Attendance is mandatory for new full-time instructors, along with clinical, tenured and tenure-track faculty. Business casual attire is recommended. Parking is available in the parking garage behind The Mill. The first orientation session begins at 8:30 a.m. at The Mill. Lunch is served at noon, and the last orientation session concludes around 3:30 p.m. MSU President Mark E. Keenum and wife Rhonda also are hosting a 5 p.m. welcome reception Tuesday at The Mill for new faculty and their spouses or significant others. Registration for New Faculty Orientation may be completed online at The deadline to register is August 10. For registration assistance or with questions, contact Tina Gilliland at 662-325-3744 or

Additional Information
MSU Human Resources Management staff will be available before and after Orientation at around 8 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to schedule benefits appointments for new faculty who have not elected benefits with an MSU HRM benefits specialist. Those interested can preview employee benefits by visiting and choosing the Benefits tab. Any new faculty member who has already elected benefits with an HRM benefits specialist is still required to participate in the morning sessions of the New Faculty Orientation on August 14, but is not required to remain for the HRM sessions after the Community and University Fair.