The MSU Welcome Center is here to make sure that your visit to MSU is memorable, educational, and as fun as possible. Composed of 2 full-time staff members, and a large group of volunteers, our staff is ready to help you with your individual, civic group, church group, garden club or school visit.

Scheduling a Tour

We love to show off our beautiful campus and all of its great accomplishments. We give tours weekdays year round, with the exception of university holidays, when MSU students are not in session, and during exam periods. Browse our available tours to see what interests you and how much time each takes, then contact us at or 662.325.5198 to set up your tour. Please note that tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

Please note we are now officially offering campus tours to prospective GRADUATE students. You can contact us at the number listed above to schedule that.

All UNDERGRADUATE prospective student tours are scheduled through the Admissions and Scholarships Office, not the Welcome Center. Click here(Tour Scheduler) to go to their site and schedule your tour.

Virtual Tour

Don’t have the opportunity to come to Starkville right now? That’s ok. Our southern hospitality is as strong as ever and we are willing to open our home to you wherever you are. Select a campus tour here(Virtual Tour Guide) from our virtual environment.

Getting Here

Welcome Center Location

75 B.S. Hood Drive
Mississippi State, MS 39762

From Highway 25 North

From Highway 82

From Highway 12 East

Area Airports

Guest Parking

Guest parking is available to the general public in the Welcome Center/Barnes & Noble parking lot (as available, with the exception of on football Game Day). Please get your parking permit inside the Welcome Center upon arrival. There is no charge for parking in this lot.

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