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MSU Bucket List

The MSU Bucket List is a list of campus traditions that every student should complete by graduation. There are 64,000 living alumni who crossed campus and most likely completed the things on this very list! It’s easy to participate, just complete a #EagleBucketList item below, take a picture , post on social media, and tag the Student Alumni Ambassadors using the hashtag #EagleBucketList. Get started! You already have #1 done!

Make your life complete with these top 10 MSU feats!

  1. Join the Eagle Family as a student.
  2. Take a selfie with Beaker.
  3. Introduce yourself to MSU’s president, Dr. Jay Morgan.
  4. Learn the MSU Fight Song and Alma Mater.
  5. Join a student organization on campus.
  6. Attend an Eagle athletic event.
  7. Participate in MSU’s Homecoming festivities.
  8. Hike at Eagle Lake.
  9. Enjoy the Free Pancake Study Break during finals week at the BCM.
  10. Graduate and become a successful Eagle Alum!

I’m smart and I want to show it!

  • Apply for scholarships until you graduate.
  • Make the Dean’s List (3.5 GPA or higher).
  • Take a class just because the topic interests you.
  • Exchange ideas with someone who believes differently than you.
  • Study abroad.
  • Invite one of your professors to lunch.
  • Spend all night in the library during finals week.
  • Read the MSU Online Student Newspaper, the Trail Blazer.
  • Attend the annual Presidential Lecture.
  • Visit Career Services and start planning your future.


Much more than hitting the books!

  • Participate in an intramural sporting activity.
  • Attend a Student Government Association meeting.
  • Vote in Student Government Association elections.
  • Participate on a community service project.
  • Consider participating in fraternity or sorority recruitment or intake process.
  • While participating in MSU’s Homecoming festivities…..
  • Vote for your Homecoming king and queen.
  • Participate in the Nearly Naked Mile.
  • Attend a theatre production or concert.
  • Enjoy the Free Pancake Study Break during finals week, sponsored by BCM/342, SGA, and SAC.

There’s a lot to look at!

  • Have a picnic at Eagle Lake.
  • Visit every building on campus.
  • Explore all five floors of the Camden-Carroll Library.
  • Try all of the dining options on campus.
  • Visit an exhibit in the Golding-Yang Art Galley.
  • Use your BeakerBUCKs at one of one the many off-campus locations.
  • Visit Cave Run Lake.
  • Take a hike and enjoy Rowan County’s Trail Town access.

Yes, I am a proud Eagle!

  • Wear MSU attire on blue and gold Fridays.
  • Learn the MSU Alma Mater.
  • Attend a graduation ceremony other than your own.

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!

  • Stay active with the MSU Alumni Association after graduation!
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