Student Resources

MSU is committed to helping freshman students make a successful transition to college. This commitment includes 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 the offices, or visit the websites for further information.

Faculty and graduate teaching assistants provide tutoring and help with online homework for Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Business Calculus, and Introduction to Statistics.

Allen Hall Room 111

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Ms. Kim Walters

Student Counseling Services contributes to the mission of Mississippi State University by providing services that support the psychological well-being, holistic development, and retention of students. Our mission is working to facilitate individual change as well as contributing to a supportive environment through consultation and collaboration with community resources.

115C Hathorn Hall

Monday – Friday  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Due the COVID-19 global pandemic, Student Counseling Services is providing remote services at this time. MS State students wishing to initiate counseling services can access a clinician via the Video Meeting Platform, Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. To connect with a clinician, please click on the virtual waiting room link (

For after-hours support, call (662) 325-2091 to speak with a professional, on-call therapist. To obtain confidential assistance for sexual assault or harassment, call the MSU Safe Line at (662) 325-3333.  

The Learning Center (TLC)

Provides tutoring in various subject areas and courses in study skills and reading; to schedule an appointment, see

Allen Hall Room 267

Main Office 8:00 am – 5:00 pm  Monday – Friday
Tutoring : Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm  / Friday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  

Contact: Dr. Clay Armstrong

Mitchell Memorial Library        

Ask-a-Librarian:  (Live Chat, Email and FAQ)
Access Services / Help Desk: 662-325-7668
Library account, Interlibrary Loan, course reserves, renewals and more.
Research Librarian / Help Desk: 662-325-7667
Research projects or any questions you have about the library.

  • Ask-A-Librarian – Look for the Ask-a-Librarian bubble at the top of all the library’s web pages get help finding books and articles via chat with a librarian, by email, on our FAQ, or in a one-on-one appointment
  • Research Consultations – Make one-on-one appointments with Research Librarians for orientations to the library or to find books and articles
  • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints – Great database for first-year papers
  • Digital Media Center – Find all the software you need for projects as well as trained staff for help on projects and presentations.  The DMC includes a virtual reality lab, makerspace, and television broadcast studio.
  • Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / YouTube – Find tutorials and virtual tours on YouTube, get questions answered on Twitter, see updates and MSU historical pictures on Facebook, and see the library’s collections on Pinterest. Find all the links on the library’s website or tweet us from the library’s main page @msu_libraries.
  • Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library – Presidential library of Ulysses S. Grant, including correspondence, books, photographs and memorabilia by and about President Grant.  Also includes the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, which documents the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.

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

Montgomery Hall (basement floor)

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Dr. Jeremy Baham

Provides assistance to all students, including freshmen, about a variety of career issues. 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. Also, provides information about the Cooperative Education, Internship, and Disney College Programs (located in McCain Hall Room 335, 662-325-3823).

Main office: Montgomery Hall Room 300

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Jan Fitzgerald

25 Morgan Avenue (corner of Magruder Street and Morgan Avenue)

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact and Director: Lynda Moore

Academic Coordinators: Tim Fancher, Katy Richey, Jermaine Jackson, Natoya Sanders, and Jaiki Shumpert. You can locate your assigned advisor on your MyState portal. You can schedule an appointment at All advising appointments will be conducted via phone or email correspondence. Most of the advisors will be working remotely. The UAAC specializes in student academic advising and programs of study alternatives, primarily for undecided/undeclared students.  

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.

Contact: Kayleigh Few

Online Consultations
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday – Thursday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center strives to enhance the college experience of students via various services and programs designed to provide a sense of belonging, academic support, and understanding of different cultures and identities.

Colvard Student Union Suite 220

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Rasheda Forbes