Happy Thanksgiving! Most students are already home and excited to have a short break from school and studying. Even though it is a holiday, many students are still going to be anxious about complete the semester.
Once students return to class on November 30, they only have a couple of days before final exams begin. This is also a busy time socially as many groups and organizations try to use these last few days to have holiday parties and say goodbye before the semester ends.
Make certain your student knows you support them now as they face the biggest challenge of the semester – finals! Pack up some turkey and dressing for them to bring back to campus after Thanksgiving. Give them a supportive card to open the day that finals begin. Tell them often that you believe in them.
Keep Account Balances Current
Don’t let past due balances hold up your student’s progress. Please make sure your student’s account is current and in good standing prior to enrollment in the next term. An account is considered current when past due balances are paid in full. Past due accounts will be placed on financial HOLD until unpaid charges have been settled. Payment due dates are the 9th day of each month. Pre-registration privileges and continued enrollment are best insured by avoiding a financial HOLD status.
For instructions on how parents can access their students financial accounts, visit: http://www.controller.msstate.edu/sas/nelnet.htm.
Residence Hall Winter Break Information
The residence halls will close December 12th at 2:00 pm, so when leaving for the winter break, residents are asked to:
• Turn off lights
• Unplug appliances
• Empty trashcans
• Remove food from room, including perishables in refrigerators
• Disable alarm clock
• Turn off radios and TV’s
• Take home pet fish or plants
• Close all windows and blinds
• Set bedroom air conditioner units to the lowest heat setting
Residents are encouraged to remove valuables and items needed during the holiday break as access to the residence halls will not be permitted until the halls re-open on January 4th at 2:00 pm.
Annual MSU Holiday Bazaar
MSU’s annual holiday bazaar is scheduled for Monday, November 30th and Tuesday December 1st, from 10 am – 7 pm both days, at the Joe Frank Sanderson Center.
Vendors come from across the South, including the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana to display and sell goods. More than 100 vendors will be present, selling a variety of items. Everyday items as well as holiday gifts will be available, including, but not limited to jewelry, pottery, ornaments, candles, and monogrammed items.
For more information, please visit the Campus Activities Board website at www.msstate.edu/org/cab
or call (662) 325-2930.