Visitor Parking

MSU S.M.A.R.T Transit Shuttle BusWhether you have come to MSU for Accuplacer Testing, SDP Orientation or move-in day, your visit is VERY IMPORTANT to us. There are currently two parking options for visitors:


FREE parking is available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Welcome Center located on 75 B.S. Hood Drive, Mississippi State, MS 39762. The staff inside the Welcome Center will gladly direct you to the S.M.A.R.T. shuttle. Ask to take the Central Route to Hardy Street to reach Mitchell Memorial Library. From the Hardy Street entrance into the Library, take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor. Developmental Programs is located within The Center for Teaching & Learning (on the right at the top of the stairs). If you are coming for Accuplacer Testing, upon entering the first floor via the Hardy Street entrance, go left and enter the double doors to your left and follow the Auditorium signs until you reach the IHL Lab (Room 1018).


A one-time FREE parking permit may be obtained online through the Parking Services portal. Select the Purchase Visitor Permits option and proceed by creating an ID and password. On your first visit, your parking permit is FREE. It is valid for up to six (6) days for up to three (3) vehicles. You will be asked to provide your license plate information. Be prepared to print your VISITOR PERMIT which must be displayed on the front driver side dashboard of your vehicle. You will also have the option to print a receipt.