I think one of the best parts of being a student at MSUM is knowing that everyone at this school truly cares about you. Every person that I have encountered from professors to RAs to dining center staff all want me to succeed and be happy.
We are truly part of a community here at MSUM. If you ask students on campus why they chose to come here, many of them will say something about feeling like they were home when they came on tour. This feeling comes because we welcome everyone into our community with open arms.
This sense of community and caring atmosphere is why I chose to come to MSUM. When I came to visit campus, everyone was friendly and excited that I was here. When I went on tour many professors and students said hi to my tour guide by name. I could tell that this was a place where people genuinely cared about each other.
Now that I go to school here, I can say that it is even truer than I thought it was. All of my professors know me by name. They say hi when they see me in the hall, and they ask how I am doing. They are willing to go above and beyond to help me out in any way they can. Last semester I had a professor stay on campus until 7:00 at night when they normally leave at 4:30 because that was the only time I was able to meet with him to ask a question.
President Anne, the university president, is more involved with the student body than any other college president I have heard of. I see her on campus all the time talking to students. During move-in day in August, President Anne is out there with the move-in crew helping new students carry their belongings up four flights of stairs. She isn’t just a figure head on campus. She is involved with the students. #AnneFan
The same is true for the people in the dining center. It would be easy for them to just make the food and stay behind the scenes. Instead, Adam, the manager of the dining center, walks around talking to students, asking how their day was, and getting to know them.
These are just a few examples of the community and caring environment that is present at MSUM. There are many many more that I wouldn’t even have time to write about.
Here at MSUM, we are much more than a school population. We are a family.
It’s a great day to be a Dragon!