A word from President Keenum

Dear Students,

Welcome to Mississippi State University! 

This is the start of a special time in your life, and I want you to know that you are on a campus that will allow you to take full advantage of your strengths— in the classroom and well beyond. Our faculty, staff and your fellow students are ready to assist you as you begin your journey as a new Bulldog.

Our students come from every corner of Mississippi, from across the country and from around the world. I know you will gain so much from classmates whose traditions and experiences are different from your own. I also know you will find Mississippi State’s reputation for friendliness is well deserved.

I will do everything in my power to make Mississippi State the university you deserve and expect it to be, and I hope you will make the same commitment to give your best and to strive to embody the timeless values of integrity, hard work and respect that we hold dear.

We are glad you are here and look forward to getting to know you better. 

Hail State!

Mark E. Keenum


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