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Mississippi State Athletic Academics

The Office of Athletic Academics is a group of athletic academic counselors, learning specialists, tutors, and administrative staff that are here to assist student-athletes in reaching all of their academic goals. Our purpose is to enable the student-athletes to reach full academic potential and to pursue whatever degree and/or degrees they choose. Athletic Academics provides an environment which is conducive to learning and stimulates growth as a student and as an athlete. We look forward to the success of our current and future student-athletes, both academically and athletically.

The Athletic Academic Staff will become involved in all phases of a student-athlete's academic career, including, but not limited to:
1. Course selection based on the student's abilities assessed from test scores and transcripts
2. Referral to University support programs
3. Monitoring of mid-term grades, grade point averages, completion of University core requirements, degree programs
4. Personal academic counseling as needed
5. Registration information
6. Assistance in development of a major
7. Goal development and achievement
8. Contact with University colleges and major advisors



Templeton Athletic Academic Center Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday : 8:00am – 10:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Contact Us
MSU Athletic Academics
P.O. Box 5327
Mississippi State, MS 39762
662-325-0589 (fax)
Location: Templeton Athletic Academic Center


Templeton Athletic Academic Center

The Office of Athletic Academics is housed in the Templeton Athletic Academic Center. The facility is an addition to two existing facilities in the athletic wing of the MSU campus - the Shira Complex and the Holliman Athletic Center. The 34,000 square-foot building serves the entire athletic department, houses the Athletic Academics offices and staff, and includes individual computer rooms, tutor work areas, a large open study area and a 300-seat dining facility with a fully-functioning kitchen. Over 18,000 tutoring sessions take place annually. Throughout each semester, it serves the needs of student-athletes though the assistance of over 70 tutors.

The TAAC features four study areas for student-athletes:

McKeen-Warmath-Wyatt Academic Computer Laboratory

  • 10 Offices
  • 1 Staff Resource Room
  • 24 Computers

Thomas W. Abney Tutoring Laboratory

  • Bowen Conference Room
  • Assistant Director’s Office
  • 2 Academic Computer Labs
  • 35 Tutoring Rooms
  • 53 Computers


Quinn Family Open Study Laboratory

  • Learning Specialists’ Offices
  • 6 Tutoring Rooms
  • 42 Computers
  • 8 Group Study Stations


University Writing Center Laboratory

  • 5 Individual Writing Stations
  • Staffed by MSU English Department

Student-Athlete Successes

- Athletics: Forty-Three MSU Student-Athletes Earn Spring 2016 Undergraduate Degrees | Photo Gallery

- Football: Taveze Calhoun Named to 2016 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

- Men and Women’s Basketball: MSU Puts Nine On SEC Winter Honor Roll

- Soccer and Men’s Track: McBride, Jordan MSU Nominees For McWhorter Award

- Cross Country: Cross Country Teams Receive All-Academic Honors

- Football, Soccer, and Volleyball: Fifty-three MSU Student-Athletes Named To 2015 Fall SEC Honor Roll

- Graduation Rates: MSU Recognized By Halbrook Awards For Highest Graduation Rates Among Athletes

- Men’s Tennis: Rishab Agarwal Wins Elite 90 Award


Become An Athletic Tutor

***Bulldog Athletic Academic Tutors Needed!***

Are you are extremely knowledgeable in Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Economics, English, Finance, Geography, History, Math, Business, Kinesiology, Political Science, Psychology and/or Sociology? Are you looking for spending cash or a supplemental income? Do you have four to six extra hours per week? Do you enjoy helping others?

If so, please apply to be an Athletic Academic Tutor!

You can apply through the MSU Career Services website or by contacting Daniel Morgan (662-325-8125).





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