Fireside Chat


President LaForge welcomes students returning to campus as everyone prepares for the annual Move-In Day.

This year marks the 90th anniversary for Delta State welcoming students to the campus, which is always an exciting time for the university. Classes begin in one week, and the annual Move-In Day will take place this Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

“Move-In Day is always a fun way for faculty, staff and Delta State supporters to come together and help students move into the residence halls. In many ways, it’s a ceremonial kickoff to the new academic year.”

Along with staff, Delta State’s Student Government Association, orientation leaders, student organizations, local churches, student-athletes, and faculty will be on hand to greet students and their families and to assist them with moving their belongings into the residence halls.

Also, a number of campus offices will be open for service and support, including Admissions, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Financial Aid, Career Services, Housing and Residence Life, Registrars’ Office, Student Business Services and University Police.

Jeanna Wilkes, the new director of Student Life, shares more information about the upcoming Move-In Day.

Those interested in volunteering for Move-In Day should contact Jeanna at 662-846-4666 or jdwilkes@deltastate.edu.

Volunteers are asked to wear a green shirt for identity purposes. Nametags will also be provided to all volunteers.

For anyone looking to further your education at a university that rolls out the green carpet for its students like we do during Move-In Day, it’s not too late to enroll. Just contact our admissions office at 662-846-4020, and they will be glad to assist you.

As the fall semester is literally just around the corner, be sure to keep in touch with events and activities taking place on campus by visiting our website www.deltatstate.edu. 

“Thank you for joining me today. I will see you next time for another edition of fireside chat.”

Fireside Chat


President LaForge welcomes the audience to this edition of fireside chat that covers campus updates and renovations. 

Throughout the academic year, Delta State accommodates more than 3,000 students, 600 faculty and staff, and numerous visitors. 

“Our 340-acre campus has 77 buildings, all of which must be maintained and updated over time. In an effort to preserve the past and invest in the future, Delta State works with state and elected officials to plan, preserve, repair, and renovate facilities on campus,” said LaForge. “Thanks to our friends and supporters in the Legislature as well as private gifts from loyal alumni and donors, Delta State receives funding each year for the sole purpose of assisting with the maintenance of academic buildings, auxiliary facilities—such as our residence halls and dining areas— athletics facilities, and even roads and parking lots on campus.” 

Greg Korb, Director of Facilities Management, joins LaForge to tell the audience about major projects and changes coming to campus over the next several months. He explains how these updates affect the everyday operations of campus.

“Thank you for talking with me today about our campus facilities. And, thank you to Legislators and Bureau of Buildings staff for their on-going support.”

The Delta State family appreciates the work of our maintenance and facilities crews who work hard to keep the campus safe and attractive. As we look forward to a new academic year, let’s continue to take pride in our campus, to take care of our spaces, and to do our part to keep our green and white nation looking good and going strong. 

“Thank you for joining me today. I will see you next time for another edition of fireside chat.”