Staying Connected to the Campus

How To Make a Connection With MTSU

  • Academic advisors — help you with course selection so you don't waste time on courses that don't count for graduation. If you need to change majors, check with them first.
  • Instructors — introduce yourself, meet them during office hours, use MTSU e-mail to communicate when you can't come to campus.
  • Catalog
  • Library — off campus librarian available for online courses and for students living long distance from the campus
  • Read MTSU e-mails — check your e-mail account every day or two
  • Read MTSU publications available on campus and check out websites for the Sidelines, etc.
  • Talk with other students in your classes and e-mail students in courses that are web-enhanced or online
  • Talk with other MTSU Staff members — secretaries in the academic departments as well as the professionals in the Student Affairs division
  • Get to know the Recreation Center and the Wellness Center and their services
  • Get to know Cesil, the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership and its offices that might meet your needs - Student Organizations and Leadership, Greek Affairs, Intercultural and Diversity Affairs, Off-Campus Student Services, and the June Anderson Women's Center
  • Sports
  • Events Calendar
  • Bookstore

Safety on Campus

If an emergency arises on-campus, use the Blue Light Emergency Phones located at many locations on-campus. This will connect you immediately to the campus police. Become familiar with the location of these blue light devices near the library and the classroom buildings where your classes are held.

You can also dial 898-2424 to reach University Police if you are not near a blue light device. If you feel unsafe in the evenings you can call University Police for a student escort to walk you to your car.

Health Care

All currently enrolled students are entitled to receive services at the Student Health Services Center. During the regular business hours of 8-4 p.m., you can consult the doctors and physician's assistants at the Student Health Services for diagnosis and medications for ailments.

If you do not have health insurance through your family or your company, you should consider purchasing the student health insurance available through the Student Health Services. You can see the details at the following website: .

For emergencies, of course, you should go to the Emergency Room of the nearest local hospital.

If you have a non-emergency medical problem, you might try:

  • Primary Care and Hope Clinic
    745 S. Church St.
    Open Mon- Fri, 8:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    Accepts insurance and walk-ins with fees based on income
  • Barfield Clinic
    2910 B South Church St.
    Open Mon- Sat., 8:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Accepts insurance and a reduced fee of 25% for those without insurance
  • MA Primary and Urgent Care Clinic
    951 New Salem Hwy
    Open Mon- Fri. 8:30 - 11:00 a.m., 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
    Accepts insurance and self-pay is $60 office visit, $20 for shots and all other services discounted about 50%.
  • Physicians Medical Walk-in Clinic
    1525 S. Church St.
    Open Mon- Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Sat. and Sun, 9:00 - 4:00
    Accepts insurance or charges self-pay a fee of $85 for the office and discounted services as needed

On-Campus Dining

Students living off-campus can dine in any of the dining facilities on-campus . MTSU Dining Services offers various meal plans that off-campus students may purchase. If you do not want a food plan, you may pay as you go.

For more information regarding dining services meal plans, check out their website at


Never leave home without it! Your MTSU ID Card serves as your identification card, library card, meal plan card, ATM card (with SunTrust accounts), and for entry in some buildings such as the Recreation Center.

It also can work similar to a bank debit card. You can put money on the card (Raiders Fund$) and use the card to make on-campus purchases. Click here for more information about your ID card and how to activate your Raiders Fund$ account.

Frequently Used Campus Phone Numbers

Click here for a list of important campus phone numbers.