Services and Facilities

Student Identification Card

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

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

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


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.

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 the programs and facilities, look at 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. The most current information is available at

Computer Labs

Library Atrium

MSU offers several computer labs for students to use. The ELI offers a computer lab, as well. Other labs are located in the Library Computer Commons and in the Academic Computer Laboratory. For a complete list of campus computer labs and their hours, visit Information Technology Services.


Starkville has many banking options. Local banks differ in their requirements for international students who are opening a bank account. Banks also differ in their policies and fees.

Banks in the city of Starkville include:

400 University Dr.
Cadence Bank
301 West Main
300 University Drive
Renasant Bank
500 East Lampkin
132 Highway 12 West

All of the above banks have ATMs located in Colvard Student Union.