Frequently Asked Questions


Where can I stay during Insight Days?

You have two options for your Insight Days stay:

  • Stay On-Campus at the Butler Guest House (free of charge). Prospective students who wish to stay on campus free-of-charge are invited to stay in Mississippi State University’s on-campus hotel, the Butler Guest House. Please note that students may be housed together in double occupancy rooms. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. Any amenities or fees accrued beyond the overnight room rate are the responsibility of the prospective student. Cancellations to Butler Guest House arrangements must be made with the Insight Day team at least 48 hours prior to the event. More information is available at
  • Stay Off-Campus at a Local Hotel or other local arrangements (rates vary). Prospective students who wish to make their own arrangements at a local hotel are free to do so. Please see below of for a list of suggested hotels. Any room rates and fees for this option are the responsibility of the prospective student.

What hotels are in the area?

There are several hotels located near campus, the following list are the hotels nearest to campus.

  • Hilton Garden Inn
    975 HWY 12 East, Starkville, Mississippi, 39759
    Tel: 662-615-9664 Fax: 662-615-9665
  • Holiday Inn Express
    110 B HWY 12 West, Starkville, Mississippi, 39759
    Tel: 662-324-0076 Fax: 662-338-5190
  • Comfort Suites
    801 Russell St., Starkville, Mississippi, 39759
    Tel: 662-324-9595 Fax: 662-324-1224
  • Hampton Inn
    700 HWY 12 East, Starkville, Mississippi, 39759
    Tel: 662-268-6130
  • Butler Guest House
    Walker Rd, Mississippi State University, Mississippi 39762
    Tel: 662-325-4140
    Fax: 662-325-4663

Where can I park during my visit?

Insight Days participants staying in the Butler Guest House and who plan on bringing a car to campus will receive a parking pass as part of their stay for Thursday and Friday in the lot adjacent to the hotel.

All other Insight Days participants who plan to have a car on campus may consider the following options:

For the Thursday evening reception, you may park on campus without a permit after 5 p.m. Options include: a) parking for free at the timed/metered and faculty/staff lots off to the side of the YMCA, Colvard Student Union, and the Butler Guest House; b) parking at the Old Main Academic Parking Garage (just behind the YMCA Building) for a fee; c) parking off-campus and arranging for a current student to pick you up. Parking maps and instructions are available at

For Friday, options include: a) signing up for a parking permit to park in non-gated lots on campus (the first permit is free); b) paying a fee to park in the Old Main Academic Parking Garage; or c) parking off-campus and arranging for a current student to pick you up. For additional information about daytime parking on the campus and/or to retrieve a parking pass for Friday, please Visit

If you encounter difficulties with parking, please contact either Dr. Molina or the current student mentor you have been assigned.

How can I navigate campus?

To find the online campus map please follow the link below. Paper versions of campus maps will be available as you check-in for the event.

Campus Map: