Find Out How Mustangs Roam

Get ready to experience the buzz of campus life at MSU Texas! Our campus is full of energy all year round, providing a supportive and welcoming environment both inside and outside the classroom.

As part of the Mustangs community, you will have plenty of opportunities to engage with your peers through student organizations that cater to a wide range of interests. Plus, our safe and spacious residence halls offer comfortable spaces to live and build connections with fellow students that feel like home.

For you to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle, our campus provides access to a variety of wellness resources. From fitness facilities to mental health services, we prioritize your well-being so you can focus on your academic goals.

We cannot wait to see you on campus. Join the stampede!


Student clubs and organizations that span across a wide array of interests and purposes


Average number of students who work on campus for work-study or in other student employment capacities


Of MSU Texas Mustangs live in the residence halls

Life on Campus

Life at MSU Texas is a vibrant and dynamic experience. There is always something happening on campus — social events, clubs, intramural sports, fitness classes, and more — where you will have countless opportunities to connect with other students, make new friends, and try new things. Living on campus also provides closer, more convenient access to academic resources and support, including study groups and tutoring, that can help you achieve academic success.

Living at the core of the campus community can provide a sense of belonging and make your college experience more memorable. Whether it is attending a concert or cheering on the Mustangs at a game, there is never a dull moment on campus.

We are excited to welcome you to MSU Texas on moving day! Learn more about your housing options and our many dining options and meal plans.

Residential Life & Housing

Living on campus is a great choice. You will experience the joys of independence while having the assurance that there is always someone nearby who can provide support.

Our residence halls are safe and include all essential utilities. Find a space to call your own!

Dining Options & Meal Plans

Food is known to provide sustenance and comfort. While ramen, pizza, and coffee are all pretty great, we want to ensure that you have access to a balanced and healthy diet.

Explore our many dining options today!

Two students sitting together in the dining hall.

Annual Events and Festivities

Mustangs Roundup

Are you new to MSU Texas? If so, this event is for you!

During this three-day orientation event, we will teach you MSU Texas' many traditions and how to get involved on campus. Additionally, you will build connections with upper division students and faculty in your college.

Mustangs Stampede

Open to all students, Stampede Week takes place during the first week of class each fall and spring semester.

Take part in fun activities where you might make new friends, connect with campus opportunities, and generally have a great time. Scheduled events typically include outdoor movies to live entertainment and more.


Immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Caribfest, the ultimate celebration of Caribbean culture! Students and community members participate in the festivities honoring the independence of West Indian nations.


In the spring, runners and walkers gather at Sikes Lake for the annual 5Kolor Run hosted by the Office of Residence Life and the Wellness Center. Students run and walk around Shipley Trail at Sikes Lake and are doused by colored powder at multiple stations along the run.

Cardboard Boat Race

Experience the excitement of the Homecoming Cardboard Boat Race! Join us at Sikes Lake as teams representing various student organizations showcase their creativity and determination by constructing boats entirely out of cardboard and duct tape. With vibrant decorations and eager spectators, cheer on your favorite teams as they race across the water, vying for victory or a memorable sink. Do not miss this thrilling event, where innovation and teamwork take center stage!

Lip Sync Competition

The beginning of the Homecoming competition is marked each year with the Lip Sync Competition in the D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Student organizations create skits to the tune of the current Homecoming theme and their own personal style. The top three performances will appear later in the week in the finals at the Bonfire Pep Rally.

Torchlight Parade

The Torchlight Parade began in conjunction with America's Greatest College Weekend in the 1980s. After football returned to MSU Texas in 1988, the Torchlight Parade was incorporated as a precursor to the Bonfire. Today, this event is possibly the most memorable part of Homecoming Week.

Homecoming Bonfire

The Homecoming Bonfire has been around for several years, dating as far back as the 1960s. The Bonfire serves as the official Pep Rally before the big Homecoming Game. Before the bonfire the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement decorates the pallets with shirts from other schools to burn during the Bonfire. Shirts are collected in exchange for a free bonfire shirt during Homecoming Week.

Maverick's Day of Service

Each year, students, faculty, and staff join efforts to serve local nonprofit organizations in Wichita Falls. Do your part to help beautify your community (i.e., pick up litter) and mend fences in the morning, and then round up back on campus in the afternoon for a big, Texas cookout!

Music Series at Akin

Each semester the university and local community is invited to attend a concert by world-class musicians. The series debuted in spring 2012 and has since hosted many notable classical musicians.

Finals Frenzy

The week before finals on Thursday is reserved for Finals Frenzy. Students enjoy games, activities, and food while taking a break from studying for their finals.

Live at the Lake

This summer concert series is held under the Ruby and Robert Priddy Pavilion and sponsored by the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas and their Wichita Falls community partners. From May until August on select Thursday evenings, you can hear the pavilion rocking with sounds from the '80s, contemporary music, or acoustics from the Caribbean Band. Do not forget to bring a lawn chair.

Getting Around on Campus

You Can Walk Everywhere Except...

Like many college campuses, our campus is incredibly walkable. You can get anywhere on campus in 10 minutes or less.

That said, beware. There is one place you absolutely want to keep clear of: Never walk on the MSU Texas Seal in the Clark Student Center atrium. If you do, you risk the curse of not graduating on time.

Mistakes happen, however, and if you find yourself standing in this unfortunate predicament, do not walk, run and touch the Believers statue located on the south of the D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

Two students walking past Bolin Fountain in the quad.

Hot Spots on Campus

Group of students walking into Clark Student Center.

Clark Student Center

The Clark Student Center (CSC) is one of the primary vibrant hubs on campus. It is home to the bookstore, post office, many dining options, MOSAIC, a recreation room, and more.

Stop in for lunch and study or socialize with friends between classes or unwind in the hubbub of Mustangs Action!

Bridwell Activities Center

As a hub for many student organizations government, Greek life, and activities, the Bridwell Activities Center (BAC) is a great space to connect with your peers.

Grab a cup of coffee and get involved in activities on campus!

When you are on campus, everyone does their best to make sure you feel connected to a group on campus. There's so much to do here!

Jamar Thomas Jr., Class of 2025
Jamar Thomas Jr., Class of 2025
Major: Industrial Technology | Minor: Computer Science
McCoy College of Science, Mathematics & Engineering

Work on Campus

Are you interested in getting a job on campus that will work with your class schedule and understands that you are a student first?

If you qualify for work-study, you are in luck! Offices across campus are in need of extra hands and love working with students to keep MSU Texas moving. Hiring typically occurs in late summer or early in the fall semester.

A student works on their laptop, typing a document.

MustangsHIRE Connects You with Your Future Job!

Note to new students: You will have access to MustangsHIRE a week after you have registered for classes.

Get Involved at MSU Texas

At MSU Texas, there is never a dull moment! With more than 100 student organizations, a vibrant Greek system, and a diverse range of social, cultural, recreational, service, and leadership activities, there is truly something for everyone. Whether you want to pursue your passions, make new friends, or develop new skills, our campus offers endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. Participate in events and activities that align with your interests, engage with like-minded peers, and create unforgettable memories.

Find Ways to Get Involved

Fraternity & Sorority Life

With 13 chapters represented on campus, Fraternity & Sorority Life can be an exciting community to join with multiple benefits. Develop your leadership potential while enjoying the fun to be had through social and service activities. Take advantage of addtional academic support, alumni networking, and having the guidance and bonds of brother and sisterhood.


Do you find joy in helping others?

At MSU Texas, there are many opportunities to volunteer your time and work with the on-campus and off-campus communities. From helping out on move-in days to participating in larger events like Maverick's Day of Service, we are always looking for extra helping hands.


At MSU Texas, we pride ourselves in the fact that we are responsible for creating the leaders of future generations. Each year, we host two leadership conferences — iLead in the fall and weCONNECT in the spring — with keynote speakers and breakout sessions.

Are you ready to become a great leader?

A playful group of students enjoy themselves during a tropical themed event.


Celebrate what makes you uniquely you. We certainly will!

College is a great time for self-discovery and finding your purpose in life. While that is often attributed with your studies and future career, it also relates to social aspects. Too often we are asked to assimilate and conform, but original thought and ideas often come from experiences where our differences shine. This is where MOSAIC steps in.

Join our growing community and benefit from our programs and support.

University Programming Board

The University Programming Board (UPB) is a student-led organization responsible for campus programming. Its efforts include bringing in featured entertainers, a cinema series, and many other special events for the students. Additionally, it is active in the planning for Stampede Week, Family Day, Homecoming, and Finals Frenzy.

If you want to be an active member of this exciting board, all you need to do is show up to a meeting or event. It is that easy!

A group of students play games in Legacy Hall during Finals Frenzy.

I visited and thought the school was beautiful, particularly the business department. I really like all the activities that are available on campus, and I enjoyed my first year and getting to meet so many people.

Jenna McBride, Class of 2024
Jenna McBride, Class of 2024
Major: Accounting
Dillard College of Business Administration

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Your Health, Wellness, and Safety Matter

We want you to thrive and live your best life, both academically and personally. That is why we offer a range of resources to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. From fitness facilities to mental health services, we have everything you need to take care of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

MSU Texas is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment where you can feel safe and supported throughout your college journey.

A health sciences student speaks with visitors at his booth during a health fair event inside Centennial Hall.


Whether you need a checkup when you are feeling under the weather or want to check in for routine visits to maintain your physical or mental well-being, our health and counseling centers are available to support you.


Get and stay active at MSU Texas. Whether you love sweating under the sun or prefer working out in air-conditioned spaces, we have you covered.

Explore Sikes Lake and our athletic fields for outdoor recreation or the Redwine Wellness Center for indoor classes and facilities.


You deserve to feel safe and secure while you pursue your dreams at MSU Texas.

The MSU Texas Police Department is hard at work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure your peace of mind. Whether you are studying late at night, hanging out with friends or just enjoying some fresh air, our officers are here to help whenever you need it.

Student Life FAQs

How can I stay informed about campus events, news, and important announcements?

MustangsLink is a great way to find events and activities on campus. Additionally, you can check out the University’s Academic Calendar and you can expect to receive messages through the myMSUTexas portal.

How do I get my student ID or where should I go if I lose my student ID?

Campus Cards are issued by the information desk in Clark Student Center, room 116. If your card is lost or stolen, immediately contact the Clark Student Center at 940.397.4223 to deactivate it. There is a $20 replacement fee.

For more information, visit Campus Card Services.

Where do I get my packages and mail if I live on campus?

The campus post office is located in the south end of the Clark Student Center. This location is where you will find parcel lockers and manned office windows where you can pick up your packages.

Post office boxes where you can pick up letter mail are available at three select residence halls:

  • Sundance Court: Post office boxes are available to residents of this hall
  • Sunwatcher Village: Post office boxes are available to residents of this hall
  • Legacy Hall: Post office boxes are available to all other students living in on-campus housing

How do I request academic accommodations or support for disabilities?

Connect with Disability Support Services (DSS) and fill out the DSS Form. It is available as a PDF and as an online form — choose the option that works better for you.

How do I connect to MSU Texas' secure Wi-Fi?

In the residence halls, you will have access to Resnet.

When you are out and about on campus, you will want to connect your devices to the MSUSecureWireless network. Instructions are available on the IT Wireless page.

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Last Modified: 03/27/2024