MSU President’s Column For Traill County Tribune

March 30, 2019

Mayville State Mania paves the way in our march to 1,200 students! Will you join us?

Mayville State Mania is underway! From March 1 to May 31, we’re offering special incentives for prospective students who check out Mayville State University. During this time, the $35 application fee will be waived and many prizes will be available to those who visit campus, apply for admission, or refer their friends.

Weekly prize drawings have begun and will continue through the end of May. Prizes to be given away include a Golden Ticket (half-off tuition, based on North Dakota rate) to be given away in March, April, and May; gift cards amounting to $500, $200, $100, and $50; $1,000 housing waivers to be given away in March, April, and May; prize bundles including  a stacked backpack with device, PS4 bundle, coffee bundle, and more; $100 MSU Bookstore gift certificates for textbooks; $100 gift certificates to be used at MSU Dining Services; and tons of other Mayville State-branded items.

There’s never been a better time to see what Mayville State University has to offer! If you know of a high school senior who is still on the fence about what to do in the fall, or if you know of someone who is looking to complete their degree or enhance skills to better their career, please let them know about Mayville State Mania. Detailed information is available at or by calling 701-788-4842.

Student recruitment is essential for the future of Mayville State University, and while we have staff who are specifically dedicated to recruitment, we consider it to be a team effort. It’s everyone’s job. A one-on-one approach to student recruitment goes hand in hand with Mayville State’s legendary personal service, which is at the forefront of our mission and motto.

We have made it our goal to welcome the largest-ever new batch of students to our campus this fall. With more than 77 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs, we’ve got the affordable, quality academic plans of study that will meet the needs of learners throughout the region.

All Mayville State faculty and staff have been asked to get on board with “Social Media Mania” and “Refer-a-Comet.” Would you be willing to help too? Like and share our social media posts to help us get the word out to as many people as possible. If you refer a prospective student to Mayville State, Admissions office personnel will contact the student, and offer him or her a free T-shirt and an opportunity to schedule a campus visit, either on-campus or virtually.

Members of the Mayville State family - faculty, staff, students, community members, alumni - are our best ambassadors! If you know of a family member, friend, neighbor, or other individual who you think could be a great fit for Mayville State, we want to hear from you! “Refer-a-Comet” today and you could win prizes during the Mayville State Mania campaign. See more at

Mayville State University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship in dynamic, inclusive, and supportive learning environments that are individually focused. We offer quality undergraduate and master's degree programs enriched with practical experiences to prepare all learners for a global economy. 

We are truly grateful to all who support Mayville State University and help to ensure that we may continue to fulfill our important mission. Support comes in many shapes and sizes. Perhaps you are helping prospective students to find a college home. Maybe you give of your financial resources. How about telling others of the great work Mayville State does in educating our citizens and providing excellent candidates for workforce needs? Whatever your mode of support, we appreciate you and your efforts. Thank you!

It’s always a great day to be a Comet!