New Maroon Camp has something to offer whether you from Starkville, New York, or anywhere in between. Here you will get a first look at your college life while meeting over 1000 other new students, and you may even find your best friends! 

New Maroon Camp is a week-long, student-led retreat that prepares first-year students for the transition to Mississippi State University. At New Maroon Camp, students learn what it really means to be a Mississippi State Bulldog.

Students will learn MSU history and traditions, meet other new students, find opportunities to get involved, and learn about the MSU campus.

Some would call New Maroon Camp "their favorite experience of their college careers." Visit our "About Us" tab to read more about the NMC experience!

New Maroon Camp 2022 dates are August 7-12! This includes move-in day that will take place on Sunday, August 7. We can't wait to meet you!

New Maroon Camp is held on Mississippi State's campus each year, with students living in their assigned residence halls for the Fall and Spring Semester. Being on campus for this week will give students an awesome chance to get acclimated with everything on campus!

New Maroon Camp prides itself on being entirely student planned and student led. Our executive board members and staff members come from all walks of life, campus organizations, and majors. This group of students is passionate about MSU history and traditions and teaching our incoming students just what it means when we say we're a part of the bulldog family. New Maroon Camp has a designated advisor who is a member of the Center for Student Activities staff. 

Feel free to take a look at the "Our Team" tab to see staff profiles of all of our staff members!

Registration for NMC 2022 will go live April 4th! You may register for camp here.

You will recieve a conformation notice through your MSU email after the application is finished and the payment has been made!

NMC 2022 registration will close on July 18, 2022 at 11:59pm CST. 

However, there will be a cost increase on July 1, so we encourage students to register for camp as soon as possible.

The camp fee for New Maroon Camp 2022 is $200 and will raise on July 1 to $250. Students may also apply for need-based scholarships that will be given on a case-by-case basis to cover the camp registration fee. Please note, Housing & Residence Life will bill you directly for moving into the residence hall prior to the official university move-in date (Saturday, August 13th, 2022) at the reduced rate of $15/night. This will be assessed from the date you move in through Friday, August 12, 2022. *You will see additional information regarding this separate charge when you register for New Maroon Camp.

Once you submit your registration, a new window will open for you to pay the camp fee by card. Please note, Housing & Residence Life will bill you directly to your student account for moving into the residence hall prior to the official university move-in date (Saturday, August 13th, 2022) at the reduced rate of $15/night. This will be assessed from the date you move in through Friday, August 12, 2022. *You will see additional information regarding this separate charge when you register for New Maroon Camp.

You can apply for a need-based scholarship to attend camp. You will need to complete the FAFSA.

You should complete your FAFSA as soon as possible, as scholarships are distributed first-come, first-serve based on available resources.

All scholarship requests should be approved or denied by the middle of July.

An email will be sent to your MSU email address attached to your NetID that will explain what to do after being approved or denied of your scholarship request.

In order to apply for a scholarship, you need to complete your FAFSA. It is important to complete it as soon as possible because scholarships are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you receive a scholarship, you must attend a minimum of 75% of the sessions each day or you will be required to repay the scholarship. Scholarships are limited, and unfortunately not everyone that applies will recieve one. Therefore, it is imperative we use them only on the students that truly intend to reap the benefits of coming to camp. 

 

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If you apply for a New Maroon Camp financial need-based scholarship and do not receive one, someone from NMC will reach out about next steps to pay your camp registration fee. Anyone who applies for a scholarship prior to the cost increase on July 1, 2022 will be guaranteed the original cost of $200. 

Your spot will be held until July 18 at 11:59pm central time when the application closes.

Full refunds are available before May 31st and half refunds are available until June 30th. Unfortunately, after July 1st, we are unable to issue refunds.

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All students living on campus for the 2022-2023 school year will be allowed to move into their assigned residence halls on August 7th. Please note, Housing & Residence Life will bill you directly for moving into the residence hall prior to the official university move-in date (Saturday, August 13th, 2022) at the reduced rate of $15/night. This will be assessed from the date you move in through Friday, August 12, 2022. *You will see additional information regarding this separate charge when you register for New Maroon Camp.

 

Housing assignments will not be announced unil May, so please type "not assigned," and you will be able to change it later. Don't stress!

You will likely have most (if not all) of the following things in your residence hall room, as you will move in prior to camp beginning. 

Tentative Packing List

  • MSU Student ID
  • Clothes you can be active in (don't worry, we're not running marathons around here.)
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain Jacket/Umbrella
  • Phone Charger
  • Reusable water bottle - August in Mississippi is HOT!
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket
  • Clothing and accessories in your family group color -- A few days before New Maroon Camp, all students attending will receive notice about which family group they are assigned and therefore will know what color they should wear to represent their team!

You will use your meal plan for breakfast and lunch in one of the campus dining facilities with your counselor and pod. Dinner is eaten together each night in Humphrey Coliseum. Campus meal plans will begin on Monday, August 8, 2022. Therefore, if you have a meal plan, you will be able to utilize those for the first two meals of each day. Dining services has also agreed to allow you to use your meal plan for dinner each night during the group activity.

If you are enrolled in a campus meal plan, five (5) blocks will automatically be removed from your plan. If you don't have a meal plan or wish not to use your blocks during each dinner, your registration will be an additional $50.00 to cover the group meals each night. 

Yes, yes, YES! New Maroon Camp is for ALL first year students at Mississippi State. We recognize that our transfer students already have some college experience under their belt, so you will be put in a group with fellow transfer students to take on NMC together.  We highly encourage transfer students to attend New Maroon Camp so they can get connected and begin their transition before classes start. 

Good question! New Maroon Camp and Orientation are two totally different programs that are designed to be complimentary to one another. Orientation takes place over the summer, but New Maroon Camp happens in the fall right before school starts. Our goal at New Maroon Camp is to prepare you for a successful (and fun!) fall semester and transition to Mississippi State University. New Maroon Camp is a building block from which students can learn to embrace what it means to be a member of the bulldog family. We'll review important topics and have discussions that will be helpful as you begin your college journey. New Maroon Camp is an initial opportunity for students to discover and embrace the rich traditions and history of Mississippi State University... with some friendly competition along the way, of course!