University Services

There are many services available to you on campus should. If you have any questions, please contact the providers below or talk to one of the ELLC Mentors.

Longest Student Health Center

http://www.health.msstate.edu/healthcenter/

Appointment Phone Number: 662-325-7539

Provides health care from visits with physicians, filling prescriptions, lab work, X-rays, and physical therapy. Part of your student fees support this service so on-campus students receive medical care at a discounted rate. Note that the Longest Student Health Center does not provide excuses for missing classes but if asked, they will give you a note indicating you visited them. There is also a gated parking lot behind the Health Center reserved for patients only. As you check out from your visit, ask the front desk for the gate code.

Student Counseling Services

http://www.health.msstate.edu/scs/

Call 662-325-2091 or visit them in 115C Hathorn Hall to make an appointment.

Most services are free and include group and individual counseling. If you are having difficulty dealing with the pressure of being an engineering student, experiencing trouble with a relationship, or find your test scores suffering because of anxiety, Student Counseling Services can very likely help you.

Student Support Services

http://www.sss.msstate.edu

662-325-3335

01 Montgomery Hall

If you are a student with a disability and need special accommodation in a class or elsewhere on campus, then Mississippi State wants to help you. To get the support you need, you must visit Student Support Services and register with them. They will then work with you and also confidentially notify your professors each semester of the accommodations you need. They also proctor exams for those who need extra time or certain conditions for exams.

Dean of Students

https://www.students.msstate.edu

662-325-3611

dos@msstate.edu

1st Floor YMCA Building

The Dean of Students serves the students. They deal with parking, student conduct, behavioral issues, the Honor Code, and other similar issues. They will do what they can to help you but they should not be confused with your academic dean, the Dean of the Bagley College of Engineering.

Policies

https://www.msstate.edu/students/publications-policies/student-policies/

There are many policies that govern the operation of Mississippi State. The link above lists some of the more common policies affecting students. You should read these policies for yourself and not rely on what your friends tell. There are many urban myths about student policies so read the facts for yourself.

The Writing Center

http://www.writingcenter.msstate.edu

662-325-2323

Writing is a critical skill to be a successful engineer. To help you become a better writer, or to seek assistance in completing writing assignments, you should visit the Writing Center. They provide many services to help with your classes but they can also help with preparing a resume or cover letter for a job, graduate or professional school application essays, and many other types of writing. Services are provided free of charge to you and appointments are encouraged. The offer services in various locations on campus so visit their website for more information.

Information Technology Services

https://www.its.msstate.edu

Service Desk: 662-325-0631

Information Technology Services (ITS) can help you with your technology issues ranging from Wi-Fi access and software to replacement ID cards. There also provide some software free of charge to students. If you have trouble accessing myCourses or your myState accounts, please contact the Service Desk.

University Libraries

http://lib.msstate.edu

Mississippi State University has an excellent library system with several branches on campus. The library is more than a place to check out books, although they do have a lot of those. There are reference librarians available to help you with a research project, a computer lab should you need to quickly print a document, and many workshops throughout the year ranging from how to better use Excel to preparing a literature review. Much of the library is also accessible via the Internet allowing students to search academic databases and catalogs and download articles from many journals and other publications. You can also check out cameras, video recorders, and similar technology. In addition to these, MSU is home of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library. The Mitchell Memorial Library also has the John Grisham Room which exhibits many items from MSU alumnus John Grisham. The Grisham Room also hosts many functions on campus and will often other exhibits open to the public.

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library

http://www.usgrantlibrary.org

Mississippi State is one of a select few institutions to house a Presidential Library. The US Grant library has some 17,000 linear feet of material available to researchers. They have an excellent display of material in the US Grant Presidential Library on the fourth floor of Mitchell Memorial Library including memorabilia from President Grant. The displays are regularly rotated so there will always be some new to see. The Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library is also home to the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, which is a significant collection of materials related to President Abraham Lincoln. The Library is open to the public and there is no charge to visit.