MSU Alumni Association announces summer send-off parties for new students, families

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More than 40 chapters and clubs of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association will host summer send-off parties for new MSU students July 18 through Aug. 8. 

Now in its 19th year, this MSU tradition allows incoming first-year students, transfers and their families to meet with future classmates, alums, friends and current students to learn more about life at the university. The events also serve as a networking tool, enabling participants to establish meaningful connections with fellow Bulldogs near their hometown.

This year’s send-off parties will welcome new Bulldogs from across Mississippi as well as nine other states—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Students and their families are invited to attend the party in their local county or out-of-state area.

“We are thrilled to welcome these students to the MSU family,” said Jeff Davis, MSU Alumni Association executive director. “Send-off parties connect new students and their parents with alumni and friends as they celebrate joining the proud and passionate Bulldog community.”

For a schedule of this year’s send-off parties and locations, visit

For more detailed information, contact Janet Downey, coordinator of alumni volunteer engagement, at 662-325-8515 or

MSU has more than 165,000 living alumni and more than 100 alumni chapters and clubs. Alumni engagement opportunities stem from tailgates, student recruiting, the Bulldog Network mentoring program and various annual events. 

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