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Project Director: David McMillen

On-Campus Coordinator: Ty Abernathy

Off-Campus Coordinator: Alyson Karges

Technical: Nell Valentine

 

Student Resources

Welcome to Mississippi State University. MSU is committed to helping students make a productive transition to college life. Central to this commitment are various academic programs, resources and services. Assistance is available in many areas, including tutoring in various subjects, preparing for tests, developing effective study skills, writing assignments, choosing a career, changing your major and using the library. These programs, resources and services are free and available to all students, not just those having academic difficulties. The contact persons are friendly and eager to help. Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome; please call, email, drop by or visit the websites for further information. MSU looks forward to you having a great year and hopes you enjoy your time at State.

 

Pathfinders Ballew Hall (second floor)
http://www.pathfinders.org.msstate.edu/
Ty Abernathy     ty@ra.msstate.edu     325-0595
Molly Jobe  pathfinders@org.msstate.edu     325-9590
Provides information concerning various academic assistance programs, resources and services. The primary focus of Pathfinders is class attendance by freshmen. Regular class attendance is a major factor in determining the academic success of freshmen.

 

The Math Domain Allen Hall Room 111
Main Number/General Information     325-5805
Kim Walters     kwalters@math.msstate.edu     325-7161
Monday - Thursday              8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday                                8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Faculty and graduate teaching assistants provide tutoring and help with online homework for Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Business Calculus, and Introduction to Statistics.

 

Student Counseling Services Hathorn Hall Room 115 C
http://www.health.msstate.edu/scs/
Monday-Friday             8:00 am - 5:00 pm         325-2091
Student Counseling Services supports the academic mission of Mississippi State University by facilitating the social, psychological and academic functioning of students. In pursuit of this objective, we offer a variety of direct student services ranging from preventative psycho-educational programming, student mentoring, supportive counseling, group counseling, intensive psychotherapy, psychiatric services, and 24 hour crisis intervention.

 

The Learning Center (TLC) Allen Hall Room 267
http://www.tlc.msstate.edu/     email: tlc@colled.msstate.edu
Anna Dill               anna.dill@msstate.edu                  325-2957
Main Office                     8:00 am - 5:00 pm     Monday - Friday
Tutoring                         9:00 am - 7:00 pm     Monday - Thursday
                                    9:00 am - 5:00 pm     Friday
Open Computer Labs       8:00 am - 9:00 pm     Monday - Thursday
                                    8:00 am - 5:00 pm     Friday
Provides tutoring in various subject areas and courses in study skills and reading; all courses have an LSK prefix; computer labs available.

 

The MSU Writing Center 94 President's Circle
http://www.msstate.edu/dept/english/writingcenter.html           325-1045
Sarah Sneed                ssneed@english.msstate.edu               325-3644
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Writing Center is a free service to all MSU students! Graduate teaching assistants are available to assist all MSU students, including freshmen, with their writing assignments and projects. Please call or email for more information.

 

Holmes Cultural Diversity Center Colvard Student Union Suite 220
http://www.hcdc.msstate.edu/     Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cedric Gathings     cgathings@saffairs.msstate.edu     325-2033
The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center strives to enhance the college experience of students via various services and programs designed to assist them in achieving academic efficiency, to make a smooth transition to college life, and to grow in their awareness and appreciation of different cultures.

 

Student Support Services Montgomery Hall (basement floor)
http://www.msstate.edu/dept/sss/     Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Julie Capella     jcapella@saffairs.msstate.edu     325-3335
Provides supportive services for students who have an academic need and are first generation, low income or disabled.

 

The Career Center Montgomery Hall Room 300
http://www.career.msstate.edu/     Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cassandra Latimer     clatimer@career.msstate.edu     325-3344
Provides assistance to all students, including freshmen, about a variety of career issues. Also, provides information about the co-op office (located in McCain Hall Room 335 - 325-3823). See a career advisor and talk about choosing/changing your major; take career assessments to help narrow your choices; start a resume; find internships, co-op opportunities, and part-time jobs; attend career fairs and talk to employers.

 

University Academic Advising Center 25 Morgan Avenue (corner of Magruder and Morgan)
http://www.msstate.edu/dept/academic_advising/     325-4052
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm     email: advising@org.msstate.edu
Director: Wes Ammon
Academic Coordinators Jan Odom, Sandra Powe, Ryan Colvin or Tim Fancher can be contacted at the above telephone number or email address. Specializes in student academic advising and program of study alternatives, primarily for undecided/undeclared students, but offers to speak with any student with academic questions.

 

Mitchell Memorial Library Resources
http://library.msstate.edu/     Access Services/Help Desk      325-7668
Amanda Clay Powers            apowers@library.msstate.edu       325-7677
Reference Librarian/Desk     reference@library.msstate.edu     325-7667

  • Undergraduate Research Center - Serves all undergraduate students who are unsure of a research topic and need information for term papers and speeches.
  • Research Consultation - An individual appointment is made with a reference librarian to locate in-depth materials on a given topic.
  • MSU Libraries Outreach Program - Specifically designed to assist students in utilizing the library easily and efficiently.
  • Instructional Media Center - Provides computers with web authoring and print software and trained staff available for assistance.  Also has free DVD and video rentals and equipment check-out of laptops, cameras, camcorders, etc.
  • Ask-A-Librarian - You can click on the Ask-A-Librarian link at the top of the menu bar and ask any question you might have. You can also now access the Ask-A-Librarian link through any EBSCO Host research database.
  • http://library.msstate.edu/askalibrarian
    -  Join the MSU Libraries Facebook Group to find out more about the library. -  *The numbers listed above can be used for further information regarding any of the library’s resources or hours of operation.

 

Registrars Office Garner Hall
http://www.msstate.edu/dept/registrar/   Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm   Main Telephone: 325-2022
Provides information about admission, registration, withdrawal, academic calendar, exam/class schedules, holds, transcripts, etc.