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Project Director: David McMillen

On-Campus Coordinator: Ty Abernathy

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Student Resources

Welcome to Mississippi State University. MSU is committed to helping students make a successful transition to college life. Central to this commitment are various academic programs, resources, and services that are FREE and available to ALL students, not just those having academic difficulties. Assistance is available in many areas, including tutoring for several subjects, preparing for tests, developing effective study skills, writing assignments, choosing a career, changing your major, and using the library. Please call, email, drop by, or visit the websites for further information. THIS IS OUR STATE…beginning in the classroom by going to class each and every time.


Pathfinders Center for Student Success 126 Magruder Street
Ty Abernathy                                  325-0595
Caitlin Mendiola                                     325-0595
Provides information concerning various academic assistance programs, resources, and services. The primary focus of Pathfinders is to encourage freshman class attendance. Regular class attendance is a major factor in determining the academic success of freshman students.

The Math Domain Allen Hall Room 111
Contact: Ms. Kim Walters      
Monday - Thursday       8:00 am - 8:00 pm                           325-7161
Friday                           8:00 am - 4:00 pm                           325-5805
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 115C Hathorn Hall
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 development of students. SCS offers a variety of direct student services including preventative psycho-educational programming and workshops, individual and group counseling, intensive psychotherapy, urgent care, referral for psychiatric assessment, and 24 hour crisis response by trained professionals including psychologists, social workers, and counselors. To access SCS services please call 662-325-2091 for an appointment or for urgent care, students may come by our office to see a counselor.

The Learning Center (TLC) Allen Hall Room 267      email:
Contact: Dr. Clay Armstrong     325-2957
Main Office                     8:00 am - 5:00 pm       Monday - Friday
Tutoring                       10:00 am - 6:00 pm       Monday - Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm       Friday
Open Computer Labs       7:45 am - 6:00 pm       Monday - Thursday
      (PC and Mac)            7:45 am - 1:00 pm       Friday
Provides tutoring in various subject areas and courses in study skills and reading; to schedule an appointment, see

Mitchell Memorial Library

Website:                                    Hours:
Ask-a-Librarian:                  (Live Chat, Email and FAQ)
Access Services / Help Desk:            325-7668
Library account, Interlibrary Loan, course reserves, renewals and more.
Research Librarian / Help Desk:        325-7667
Research projects or any questions you have about the library.

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Student Support Services Montgomery Hall (basement floor)     Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact: Julie Capella            325-3335

Provides supportive services for students with academic need, who are first generation, and/or low income or disabled.

The Career Center      Montgomery Hall Room 300                    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact: Angie Chrestman              325-3344

Provides assistance to all students, including freshmen, about a variety of career

issues. Also, provides information about the Cooperative Education, Internship, and Disney College Programs (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 Street and Morgan Avenue)           Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact and Director: Lynda Moore                     
email:      325-4052
Academic Coordinators: Tim Fancher-, Sandra Powe -, Katy Richey -, and Jermaine Jackson – Academic Coordinators can be contacted at the above email addresses or telephone number. You can locate your assigned advisor on your MyState portal. The UAAC specializes in student academic advising and programs of study alternatives, primarily for undecided/undeclared students. The staff will speak with any student with academic questions.

The MSU Writing Center

Contact: Kayleigh Few      325-1045   @MSU_WC
The Library or Online                      Sunday - Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Templeton Athletic Center                Sunday - Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and
           6:00 pm - 9:00 pm              
94 President’s Circle                        Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Mississippi State University Writing Center dedicates itself to helping all MSU students develop as writers and critical thinkers. In pursuit of this goal, the Writing Center is staffed by a network of experienced writers that includes undergraduate and graduate students trained in writing center theory, practice, and research as well as faculty from our writing program.                 email:

Holmes Cultural Diversity Center

Colvard Student Union Suite 220  Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact: Rasheda Forbes                                      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.