MSU resumes normal operations Tuesday morning, urges students to make wise travel choices

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University (Starkville and Meridian campuses) will resume all in-person classes and activities on Tuesday, August 31. All MSU dining will return to normal operations on Tuesday morning as well. 

MSU is supporting students from areas impacted by Hurricane Ida and urging them to make safety their top priority – especially regarding travel decisions. MSU Dean of Students Thomas Bourgeois emphasized that the university works with students facing a sudden crisis and helps impacted students through difficult times.

“When a natural disaster like Hurricane Ida strikes, there will be a number of MSU students who have family members and homes impacted, which can lead to a variety of difficulties. Some of these students will need an extra helping hand, and we are here to help them,” Bourgeois added.

While MSU classes resume on Tuesday, faculty and instructors have been asked to provide academic accommodation to those students that live along the Gulf Coast and neighboring states who request it.

Students, faculty or staff on campus who need assistance may contact the MSU Police Department at 662-325-2121.

Monitor the MSU website and social media for updates. Monitor local news outlets for changing conditions and advisories.

Media inquiries should be directed to Sid Salter, MSU Chief Communications Officer, at 601-507-8004 or Monitor and for updates.

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