Riley Campus

Arial shot of Riley Campus looking over courtyard and Rosenbaum corner toward Riley center

The Riley Campus of MSU-Meridian consists of the MSU-Riley Center, the Deen Building, and the Rosenbaum Building. These adjoining structures are located between 5th and 6th streets and between 22nd and 23rd Avenues in the heart of Meridian’s business district. The Campus is home to MSU's health science programs.


MSU-Riley Center

Riley Center Exterior

The MSU-Riley Center includes the Grand Opera House (a performing arts center), a conference center, and several exhibit halls. The Center is a special place for social interaction, to enjoy the arts, engage in lifelong learning, and stimulate community growth and development. The multifaceted center attracts 80,000+ visitors to downtown Meridian annually for conferences, meetings, and performances.

The MSU-Riley Center
2200 5th Street
Meridian, MS 39301
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Deen Building

Deen Building with maroon exterior and a black and white awning

Opened in January, 2012, the Deen Building was donated to Mississippi State University and renovated by The Riley Foundation. The building was named in honor of longtime philanthropist, Robert B. Deen, Jr., whose work as president and chairman of the Meridian-based Riley Foundation has greatly impacted education and opportunity in the region.  Home to MSU-Meridian's Division of Healthcare Administration and emerging School of Nursing, the 20,000-square-foot building features a six state-of-the-art classrooms, a computer laboratory, two conference rooms, faculty offices and student study spaces.

Division of Health Sciences

2212 5th Street
Meridian, MS 39301
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Rosenbaum Building

Rosenbaum Building through trees with light brick and tall windows and front sign "Mississippi State University"

Recently renovated with the help of an $11 million grant from The Riley Foundation, the former Kress Building  is now known as the I.A. “Alfred” Rosenbaum Building. Named after the late Meridian businessman and Riley Foundation co-founder, the three-story facility houses the state's first publicly funded Master of Physician Assistant Studies program. The facility also contains a library provided through a grant from the Phil Hardin Foundation as well as a new Bulldog Shop, which sells MSU apparel, cheese, ice cream and sandwiches.