A Message from Our President

Welcome to Mayville State! 

Brian Van HornThank you for visiting Mayville State University's website! We hope that you will explore the site carefully and become familiar with all of the wonderful opportunities that await you as a student at Mayville State University. Becoming a college student is so exciting, and choosing a college home, whether on campus or at a distance, is a big decision.

Mayville State students enjoy personal attention, state-of-the-art technology, quality classes, and instructors who truly care about the quality of education each student receives. The combination of high quality curriculum and cutting-edge technology makes for satisfied students with high job placement rates.

Mayville State University began as Mayville Normal School in 1889. Since then, MSU has steadily grown and progressed. While excellence in the classroom is still our primary goal, you will be delighted to learn about our successful intercollegiate athletic teams, fine arts and drama opportunities, clubs and a host of student organizations. There is something for everyone at Mayville State University!

The Mayville State University campus has recently undergone a big transformation. Athletic facilities have been extensively updated, and the largest residence hall on campus has been renovated to provide apartment- and suite-style living accommodations. The science and library buildings have been updated, and an addition to the library and science buildings has become home to the Division of Education & Psychology. A drainage project is remedying campus-wide water issues, while providing a nice entrance to Mayville State’s athletic complexes. A Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) expansion project completed in March of 2016 is providing new classroom, laboratory, and office space for the HPER division. 

We would love to have you visit our campus and experience all of this for yourself. Call us today at 1-800-437-4104 to set up your campus tour.


Dr. Brian Van Horn

MSU President's Weekly Newspaper Column