231 prospective students attend Mustangs Rally

Due to enforcement of the university's color scheme, various tables received new $1,500 vinyl banners at this year's Mustangs Rally held in D.L. Ligon Coliseum on March 5. In addition, 231 prospective students attended, participating in activities such as a tour of the campus, information on … [Read more...]

Move-In Day 2015 Photo Gallery

The incoming freshmen class moved in to Pierce, Killingsworth and McCullough-Trigg residence halls during Move-In day on August 18, 2015, the first on many Mustangs Roundup Week events. Check back soon for full story. … [Read more...]

Location, quality of programs top reasons new students choose MWSU

As incoming freshmen get acquainted with what will be their future home for four years, college is no longer a far off dream. It is the now. And starting this week, about 5,061 returning students will welcome 1,213 students if all the students who attended summer orientation show up for classes, … [Read more...]

Consultant looks to improve student retention

Consultant looks to improve student retention from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Nine years ago, university administrators created a plan to boost first-year retention rates, and last Monday administrators brought John Gardner, president of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in … [Read more...]

Local, foreign students face similar challenges in first week of school

For college freshmen, the beginning of each new school year marks a period of adjustment. The transition from high school and living with mom and dad to the higher expectations of higher education can be a rigorous experience for students of any background. "Lots of students coming in to college … [Read more...]

10 tips to get the most out of the semester

  At the beginning of a new semester students tend to make grand plans for themselves and then quickly drop them after a week or two, tops. It's easy to let our goals slip by, especially if we're new to the university or college in general. They say experience is the best teacher, so … [Read more...]

Housing staff gives new residents move-in help

Resident Assistant Tiffany Uke waits from under the shade of a tent to show new dorm residents to their rooms. It's hot outside—about 99 degrees hot. But Uke, sophomore in biology and pre med, knows she is about to get a break from the heat as she introduces herself to a new resident on her … [Read more...]

Freshmen, take note: Lessons from a senior

Dear Freshman Self, As I look back on my mostly pleasant three years at Midwestern State University, I often think of things I would have done differently. Although I have no regrets, and take every experience (good or bad) as a learning experience, I do wish I had the insight then that I do now. … [Read more...]

Major housing changes include new dorm, cafeteria

The Board of Regents approved the construction of a new dorm to be completed by August 2016 to facilitate growing freshman class. In addition, an increase in housing will require an expansion of the dining hall. Director of Housing and Dining Services Michael Mills said 93 freshmen had to live in … [Read more...]