Fall leaves cover the Starkville campus as students complete classes for the week.

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Colleagues, 

While I appreciate your contributions to Mississippi State throughout the year, I am especially mindful -- and most thankful -- for your dedication to our university and the many communities we serve at this special time of year.

In order to say thank you, to allow employees who will be traveling to do so more safely, and to take advantage of an energy-savings opportunity, the university will close at noon on Wednesday, November 21, the day before Thanksgiving. Established policies and procedures related to work on a holiday, if required, will apply.

My family and I wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Signature of Mark Keenum

Mark E. Keenum, President
Mississippi State University