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Cowbell in the middle of the Drill Field

MSU Traditions

The Maroon and White pride runs deep at Mississippi State University. We are very passionate about the unique traditions that make the Bulldog family stand out from the rest. We love ringing our cowbells, tailgating in the Junction and wearing maroon on Fridays. Mississippi State University is proud of our traditions!

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Philippine Girl dancing/performing at Starkville Cotton District Arts Festival

About Starkville

The community and the university are always working together to create a home away from home for our students. The delicious local restaurants and great shopping spots along with the fun festivals, sporting action, and friendly residents make Starkville: Mississippi’s College Town!

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Bulldog Champ out on the Drill Field

About MSU

At Mississippi State University, we believe in getting personal. Our university provides the academic, leadership, and social opportunities to help each person excel. Here, faculty, staff and students share a common goal: to make the Mississippi State University experience a lifetime opportunity.

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