Background Image Alternative Text: America sponsored Fun Fitness and Nutrition Field Day Thursday [Sept. 22] on the university's historic Drill Field



Library, Mitchell Memorial

Off Campus Student Services

Graduate Student Health and Wellness

Student Assistance

Mississippi State University has several resources to assist students who are facing basic needs insecurity.

John C. Longest Health Center

All currently enrolled students and their families, University faculty and staff and families who do not have a local physician are welcome to use the Longest Health Center for their healthcare needs. The Longest Student Health center offers services such as Pharmacy, Allergy Clinic, Flight Physical, Lab, Physical Therapy, Travel Clinic, X-Ray, Health Education, and Nutrition Consultation among other services.

Other Resources

The MSU ID card, with digital photo, identifying information, and encoded magnetic stripe, is your key to accessing goods and services both on and off campus. Students, faculty, and staff should carry their ID card with them at all times.

As a distance student, once you are admitted and registered for classes, you may request a student ID.  More information can be found on CDE’s website under the Resources heading.  Click on Student Services to learn how to make an MSU ID Request.

Health Promotion and Wellness

The Department of Health Promotion and Wellness engages students through initiatives to promote complete mental, physical, and social well-being. HPW offers services in:

General Health
Mental Health
Relationship Violence
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Tobacco Cessation Treatment
Collegiate Recovery Community

Student Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed psychologists, licensed professional counselors, and social workers, as well psychology and counselor education interns. The services offered at the Counseling Center are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

The Counseling Center educates students for life by providing a variety of services and programs that are consistent and in agreement with the strategic plan goals of the Institution and the Division of Student Affairs. Services include short-term individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, crisis intervention, referral services, as well as consultation for faculty and staff, family and friends of Mississippi State students.

The Student Counseling Center offers virtual workshops to serve students and recently added “Coping with COVID” and “Transitioning to Online Courses” recently. The link to register for these workshops can be found at

 University Recreation

University Recreation is housed in the Joe Frank Sanderson Center, the 150,000 square-foot recreation complex. In addition to this state-of-the-art facility, they have the RecPlex for outdoor sports, Chadwick Lake for fishing, and the Sawyer Tennis Courts. The Department of University Recreation provides a wide variety of Programs & Activities, including fitness and group exercise, intramural sports, sports clubs, and outdoor adventures. Membership is free for full-time students.