10 Free Things To Do Around Mississippi State University


College can come with many new challenges. Along with juggling difficult classes and social life you have to take on all sorts of adult responsibilities. Adult responsibilities such as paying for meals, tickets, and more. Here are 10 free things to do around Mississippi State University that won’t break the bank.

1. Playdate at the Oktibbeha County Humane Society.

With numerous dogs and cats looking for homes, staff at the Oktibbeha County Humane Society are always happy to have people take dogs for walks around the property or play with kitties in the cat room.

These are the best Free Things To Do Around Mississippi State University!

2. Attend the Lyceum Series

Free to all Mississippi State students, the Lyceum series offers plays, concerts, and dance talents. Different events and venues are available on the university website.

These are the best Free Things To Do Around Mississippi State University!

3. Listen to the ticking clocks at The Clock Museum

The Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum is located in the visitor’s center attached to the campus Barnes & Noble. With over 400 clocks on display, the sound of a rainforest is as close as the university bookstore.

These are the best Free Things To Do Around Mississippi State University!

4. Stroll around the Cotton District

Want to feel like you’re walking through a mini French Quarter? You only have to go as far as downtown Starkville’s Cotton District, with quaint apartments, quirky stores, and rustic restaurants.

These are the best Free Things To Do Around Mississippi State University!

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5. Go to a school Basketball, Baseball, or Volleyball game

With a student ID, all home basketball, baseball, volleyball and soccer games are free. So if you’ve got the blues waiting for the start of the next football season, visit one of the school’s other sports teams. Definitely one of the most exciting free things to do around Mississippi State University!

These are the best Free Things To Do Around Mississippi State University!

6. Explore the Veterans Memorial Rose Garden

Located on the farm north of the main campus, the rose garden is a favorite place to relax, read, and explore the outdoors. Species include Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Floribunda, Shrub, and Ground Cover.

These are the best Free Things To Do Around Mississippi State University!

7. Visit the Sanderson Recreation Center

Free for all students, the University’s gym and recreation center offers free classes daily in activities such as cycling, dance, yoga, and Pilates. If you’d rather do some laps in the pool, the university’s 500,000 gallon pool is perfect for you. The Sanderson also has its own indoor rock climbing wall, indoor track, basketball and volleyball courts and more.

These are the best Free Things To Do Around Mississippi State University!

8. Throw a Frisbee at the Intramural Fields

Located on the southwest side of the main campus, the intramural fields are most often used by the university’s intramural teams and clubs for practices. When not in use students can be found on the intramural fields playing Frisbee with friends, playing fetch with their dogs, or even reading a novel in the sun.

These are the best Free Things To Do Around Mississippi State University!
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9. Eat dinner on Tuesdays at St. Joseph Catholic Church

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Starkville provides a free home-cooked meal to students of all beliefs on Tuesday nights. If you’re interested in the Catholic faith there is also a program after dinner to answer any questions you may have.

These are the best Free Things To Do Around Mississippi State University!

10. Play with puppies at the Starkville Dog Park

Starkville dog owners centralize around the dog park for exercise, fun, and doggie playdates. Final exam stress is easily remedied by literal dog piles.

These are the best Free Things To Do Around Mississippi State University!

(Bonus): Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge in Noxubee County is a favorite weekend hangout for many Mississippi State students. For a $5 entrance fee you can enjoy a day of hiking, hammocking, and bird-watching.

These are the best Free Things To Do Around Mississippi State University!

Can you think of any more fun and free things to do around Mississippi State University?Let us know down below!
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Cecilia Collins

Mississippi State sophomore majoring in zoology. Society19 writer since January 2018

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