You may know of the Memorial Student Center as a building, but did you know that the MSC is also a department providing students with academic, cultural awareness and arts programs making the student experience at Texas A&M even better?
As the student union programming area at Texas A&M, the MSC is responsible for providing leadership development opportunities for students as well as services to student organizations and the entire university population.
The Memorial Student Center promotes leadership development through campus programs and service opportunities while preparing students to engage in a global society.
To be the benchmark for excellence in student programs and leadership learning.
Our Core Values
Our core values provide the foundation for everything we do at the MSC. They inspire our actions, and they are values we aspire to cultivate in students.
We value the culture of inclusivity that embraces the uniqueness of every student, former student, employee, and guest.
We value quality performance and results.
We value the principles of honesty and fairness.
We value the preparation of individuals to influence the common good.
We value the legacy of those who have gone before and recognize our responsibility to those who follow.
We value the diverse perspectives, contributions and abilities of each individual.
We value helping others without regard for personal gain.
OPEN SPACES & MEETING ROOMS WITHIN THE MSC
Representative of the “12th Man,” this corridor serves as the main entrance to one of the most tradition rich buildings on campus. The University Center Information Desk is located at the south end of the hall to assist students and visitors with questions, directions and information about happenings in the building.
Coined the “living room” of campus; this student lounge is a great place to study, relax or listen to others play the piano.
The facilities of the MSC provide a variety of rooms for every event. From business meetings to banquets, University Center & Special Events has you covered! To reserve a space contact University Center & Special Events at 979-845-8904 or visit http://ucenter.tamu.edu/.
The MSC takes pride in bringing world-class art and sculpture to Texas A&M University and offers something for everyone. Located in the facility are four galleries: J. Wayne Stark Galleries, Forsyth Galleries, Reynolds Student Gallery and the L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness.
J. Wayne Stark Galleries
The permanent collection of the Stark Galleries focuses on American paintings, prints, drawings and photographs of the 19th and 20th centuries. Located on the first level of the MSC, adjacent to the MSC Information Desk.
The Runyon Collection contains one of the world’s leading collections of English Cameo Glass, Tiffany and Steuben Glass and other 19th and early 20th century art glass, as well as an important collection of American paintings. Located on the second level of the MSC.
The gallery is managed by the student members of the MSC Visual Arts Committee and features temporary exhibitions and student work. Located on the second level of the MSC.
L.T. Jordan Institute
The MSC Leland T. and Jessie W. Jordan Institute for International Awareness is a student and staff run organization dedicated to providing Texas A&M University and the surrounding community with international exposure through programming and travel abroad opportunities. Located on the second level of the MSC.
TV and Gaming Area
The lower level of the MSC is a great place to kick back, relax, and get your game on! With 6 TV stations, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, PlayStation, Wii, X-Box and shuffle board, the lower level gaming area is fully stocked and ready to entertain all students. Visit the MSC information desk with a current Texas A&M student or staff ID to check out all gaming materials.
The MSC caters to all students, including those with a knack for performing with the addition of three piano rooms. The piano rooms are perfect for practicing a new piece or fine tuning an old favorite. The piano rooms can be reserved for up to two hours by visiting the MSC Information Desk with a current Texas A&M student or staff ID.
RESOURCES & STORES
Need cash fast? Chase Bank and ATM are located on the first level of the Memorial Student Center adjacent to the Respect Entrance. A Wells Fargo ATM is located in the first level Respect Lounge area.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Texas A&M University
The official on-campus bookstore! Selling Aggie merchandise, textbooks, gifts, memorabilia and school supplies. Located on the MSC first level. Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Texas A&M University: 979-845-8681.
Providing faculty, staff and students with b/w and color prints, copying, binding, laminating, scanning and faxing services. Conveniently located in the southwest corner of the MSC, adjacent to Chase Bank. Copy Corner at MSC: 979-691-2679.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found is maintained by the MSC Hospitality student organization which is located in the MSC Student Programs Office on the second level. Lost an item? Lost items are logged as soon as they are received.
Mac Resource Computers
MacResource Computers MSC is the Apple Authorized Campus Store for Texas A&M University. Offering a full line of Apple retail products! Located in the MSC Lower Level. MacResource Computers: 979-314-0537.
MSC Information Desk
The University Center MSC Information Desk is located at the south end of the hall to assist students and visitors with questions, directions and information about happenings in the building. University faculty, staff and students can also check-out MSC Lower Level game area items with a valid TAMU ID.
Open Access Lab
Open Access computers are located in the MSC Lower Level next to the billiards tables and in the first level MSC Respect Lounge. They are available for faculty, staff and student use.
Hall of Honor/Aggies Lost in Service
The Hall of Honor, which is located near the original main entrance of the Memorial Student Center, commemorates eight Aggies who have received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Located at the east end of Hall of Honor, the Aggies Lost in Service Memorial is a tribute to Aggies who gave their lives in wars past, present or future. To inquire about adding a name to the memorial, please contact University Center & Special Events.
Just under the Memory Cloud in the MSC lower level, the PES Lounge features a wall listing all the recipients of the President’s Endowed Scholarship. Lounge furniture provides students with a quiet area to study while enjoying the marine life of the “Aglantis” aquarium.
Located near the Respect Entrance and named after one of the University’s core values, the Respect Lounge is an area where students can study or relax. It also features a communications wall that advertises student organization event flyers, posters and digital signage.
Located next to the Honor entrance and Hall of Honor, the Veterans Lounge is the only student study area where no music is played. Also termed the “Fireside” lounge after the original MSC fireplace was brought back during the 2009 renovation and expansion project.
MSC Food Court
Variety is an understatement when it comes to dining in the MSC. Here you will find Indian, Italian, Mexican cuisine, barbeque, deli sandwiches, frozen yogurt, smoothies, and more. Located on the upper and lower levels of the Memorial Student Center Building.
Located on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center, Panda uses only the freshest and most delicious ingredients in their dishes. From crisp broccoli and string beans to sweet red bell peppers and tender sliced zucchini, our veggies are cut fresh every day and share the spotlight in our wok tossed entrees.
Rev’s American Grill
Located on the first floor of the Memorial Student Center, Rev’s serves juicy burgers, chicken sandwiches, and fries. They are the only restaurant in the MSC that serves breakfast.