Mississippi State University


Mississippi State University for Agriculture and Applied Science is a public land-grant research university in Starkville, Mississippi. The university was chartered as Mississippi Agricultural & Mechanical College on February 28, 1878 and admitted its first students in 1880. Organized into 12 colleges and schools, the University offers over 180 baccalaureate, graduate, and professional degree programs, and is home to Mississippi’s only accredited programs in architecture and veterinary medicine.

The Mill at MSU is conveniently located close to Starkville’s business community as well as Mississippi State University, The Mill is the ideal setting for working, playing, meeting and staying. Learn more about the community around us, much of it within walking distance of our facility.

Things to See

The Junction

A major gathering place for MSU home football games, this student-inspired landmark got the name from its previous unofficial label “Malfunction Junction,” a reference to the oncebusy intersection where five, often-congested streets converged. Anchored by Davis Wade Stadium, Barnes & Noble Bookstore and the university’s Welcome Center, the Junction is the focal point for pre-game tailgating and a pedestrian-friendly central campus.

Drill Field

Located at the heart of campus, the university’s “main lawn” originally was the area where military cadets practiced formations. Today, the popular green space is a primary thoroughfare, a favorite setting for special events and a perfect place for Frisbee tosses, pick-up football games and other informal gatherings.

Chapel of Memories

Popular ceremony venue for graduates of MSU, located near the Miill at MSU.  Consider exchanging your vows in this historic chapel that holds approximately 50 people. After your ceremony at the Chapel of Memories, consider holding your reception at the Mill at MSU.

Our favorites


Our three Mississippian salons can be combined to form our Mississippian Grand Ballroom, which offers 8,928 total square feet of space and accommodates up to 1,000 people. Choose one, two or all three spaces to fit your specific needs.


Shorty’s is our intimate downstairs space with many options for a unique event. Choose Shorty’s for a dinner with formal table settings, or a cocktail party complete with bartender and pub tables.


Our back patio provides a lovely outdoor setting and can enhance your event with additional space for your guests to enjoy.


In 1902, curious crowds from all around made their way to the tiny city of Boardtown to get their first glimpse of electric lights. Lit up at night while workers on the inside produced world-standard quality fabric, those on the outside looked on in awe at the brand new cotton mill, hardly aware the big, bright building would usher their little town into the new century. Production made the town an economic goldmine while statewide industry proved Mississippi was capable of great feats.


The Mill is located in Starkville, Mississippi, and it is conveniently situated in the midst of the city’s retail and business community – close to Main Street, Highway 12, and Highway 182. The Mill is also within walking distance of Mississippi State University, the state’s largest university.