Group Services

On-Campus Housing


Students studying with the ELI stay in on-campus residence halls while at MSU during late May, June, and/or July. Unfortunately due to occupancy maximums, groups studying at MSU from August to mid-May must find and stay in off-campus housing.

MSU residence halls have:

  • convenience to campus and to dining facilities
  • comfortable living accommodations
  • kitchen facilities
  • a helpful staff
  • the opportunity to meet many new English speaking friends

Each residence hall room contains:

  • beds
  • closets with drawers
  • desks
  • chairs
  • cable TV
  • small refrigerator/microwave oven

Off-Campus Housing

There are over 30 apartment complexes in Starkville. Prices vary according to the proximity to the campus, room quality, and the size of the apartments. Rental rates range from about $475 to $750 per month. Students who wish to rent an apartment should come to Starkville three to four weeks before classes begin in order to find a suitable apartment.

Information about apartments in Starkville can be found with the Greater Starkville Development Partnership or through Off Campus Student Services.

Student Identification Card

Ping Pong

The official MSU student I.D. card is issued to all students. Use the card to:

  • enter your residence hall and the Sanderson Center
  • open a bank account
  • use library and dining facilities
  • purchase items at the bookstore

For more information, visit the campus card website

Student Health Center

John C. Longest Student Health Center is a full-service medical clinic located on the campus of MSU. All currently enrolled students and their families can use the Student Health Center. Health Center services include health education, pharmacy, allergy clinic, lab, physical therapy, travel clinic, and x-rays.

On-Campus Dining

Students at taste of MSU

MSU offers numerous dining facilities available to all students. In the cafeteria, dining options consist of breakfast, lunch, or dinner, with international entrees, grill, deli, and salads. The Colvard Student Union food court offers various take-out restaurants and is a common place to meet, greet, study, and eat between classes.


The MSU Shuttle Service is operated by Parking Services with campus bus routes that run continually Monday-Friday. In addition to campus routes, the MSU Shuttle Service has a night and Saturday route for access to off-campus dining, shopping, and businesses. Students, staff, faculty members, and campus guests may all use the shuttles free of charge.

Sanderson Center and Recreational Sports

A modern fitness and recreation center serving all MSU students including two gymnasia, 1/8-mile indoor jogging track, racquetball courts, indoor pool, table tennis, weight rooms, locker rooms, semester fitness courses, and much more! For a view of all recreational programs and facilities, visit the Department of Recreational Sports.

MSU Libraries

The MSU library system, the largest in Mississippi, is available to all students with an official MSU student ID card. The library holds workshops, events, and has a large collection of DVDs available for students.

Computer Labs

MSU offers several computer labs for students to use and the ELI also offers a computer lab.