MSU Riley Center

Our Mission

The MSU Riley Center for Education & Performing Arts is committed to entertain and enrich, further lifelong learning, and improve the quality of life for people of Mississippi and West Alabama through education and the arts, while enhancing the reputation and offerings of Mississippi State University.

  • Become known as the premier place to experience the arts, attend meetings and conferences, and host social events in the Southeast.
  • Facilitate personal and professional growth and social interaction within the community while serving as a catalyst for community growth and economic development.
  • Provide educational and performing arts events designed to entertain and enrich people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests.
  • Serve as an outreach and recruitment tool on a statewide and national level for the university, reaching and positively impacting current and prospective college students, faculty and staff, donors, and national, statewide, and local community leaders, policy makers, and lawmakers.