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New Maroon Camp

The Mississippi State University New Maroon Camp is a five-day, four-night student led legacy camp 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. This includes giving students the opportunity to experience and learn about MSU history & traditions (the cowbell, the Chapel of Memories, etc.), meet other incoming students, and gain insight into freshman year.  Students leave the camp experience feeling a strong connection to Mississippi State, making their transition to being a student even easier.  From the anxious faces on the first evening welcome to the big smiles of our student's receiving their New Maroon Camp cowbell on day 4, the transformation is incredible! 

At Mississippi State University, we pride ourselves on being a family.  At New Maroon Camp, we carry on this legacy by placing campers into one of five family groups.  In these family groups, students will participate in team competitions and group discussions, allowing them to develop deeper relationships with their counselors and peers before classes even begin.  Our goal is for 100% of MSU freshman to participate in New Maroon camp and we are well on our way to that goal.  In just our third year, this year we expect 700 students to participate in two traditional sessions along with a session just for our Early Start and College Ready participants.

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