Let the fun begin: MSU kicks off new academic year with various student activities

Mississippi State is hosting a variety of activities this month to welcome new students to campus. The fun starts Sunday [Aug. 11] when the university hosts its sixth New Maroon Camp for incoming freshmen and transfer students. (Photo by Logan Kirkland)

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Excitement for the upcoming academic year is building at Mississippi State, and the university is hosting a variety of fun activities to get new students in the Bulldog spirit.

From Sunday through Saturday [Aug. 11-17], MSU is hosting its sixth New Maroon Camp, a student-led retreat designed to help incoming freshmen and transfer students in their transition to college life at MSU. Participants will learn about MSU history and traditions while meeting current and other first-year students. For more information, visit www.newmaroon.msstate.edu.

MVNU2MSU (Movin’ You to MSU), the university’s annual move-in day for residence halls, is being held Saturday [Aug. 17].

All students will check in at Humphrey Coliseum, but those assigned to an odd floor number can check in from 8:30-11:30 a.m.; even floor number, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Once the students have checked in, they can proceed to their respective residence halls where they will be greeted by move-in volunteers, including faculty, staff, spirit group members, athletic team members, members of various student organizations, and MSU leaders who will assist in the move. For more information, visit www.housing.msstate.edu.

For the 14th year, MSU’s Dawg Days event series for incoming freshmen and transfer students returns to various locations on the Starkville campus and in the local community. The nine consecutive days of free student events start Aug. 17 with MVNU2MSU and continue through Aug. 25. Among the activities will be Service Dawgs Day, an Aug. 19 event when hundreds of students will work from 8 a.m.-noon on various service projects at more than 30 community partner locations. For more information, visit www.dawgdays.msstate.edu.

MSU’s academic and event calendars can be found at www.msstate.edu/calendars.

For more on MSU’s Division of Student Affairs, visit www.saffairs.msstate.edu.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 2:36 pm