Welcome from the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services

Welcome to Michigan State University (MSU) and to an exciting next phase of your life. Whether you are new, returning or transferring from another institution the 2018-19 year offers newness and a world of opportunity.

MSU takes great pride in its core values of quality, inclusiveness, and connectivity. As a place characterized by diversity of cultures and nationalities, I strongly encourage you to become an active part of campus life and take full advantage of the richness and the learning opportunities that this diversity provides.

Faculty through the classroom and the varied support staff outside of the classroom stand ready to assist you as you advance your knowledge and continue the process of transforming your lives.

Again, welcome to the Michigan State University. Let’s all work together to make MSU a community of learners that is inviting, comfortable, civil, and free of bias both in and outside of the classroom.

Denise B. Maybank, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs & Services


Welcome from the
Provost June Pierce Youatt

Dear Incoming Student,

Congratulations on your admission to Michigan State University, and welcome. As an MSU student, you join a legacy of scholars: people who have come to this place to learn, to discover, to serve, and to make a difference. Our faculty and students have worked together over the decades to create solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. You now join that community.

This past year our university has experienced some challenging times, experiences which
have reminded us all of our need to better care for one another. We are committed to
creating a community where all are respected, all are listened to, and all are valued. You
will be an important part of building that kind of community.

The undergraduate experience at Michigan State University is like no other. Here you will have an opportunity to lean from and with some of the world’s leading scholars and researchers. Your learning will be active and demanding, both inside and outside the classroom. Your “classroom” may include the laboratory of the researcher, the studio of the artist or composer, the archives of the historian, or the community of the social scientist. You also will have a chance to travel the world, and learn from our faculty abroad. The campus opportunities for leadership, cultural enrichment, intercultural exchange, and recreation will give you the opportunity to grow as an individual, as a scholar, and as a global citizen.

The challenge will be high, but so is the level of support. We have created a network of
resources to ensure that all our students can be successful. It is what we expect, and what
we celebrate.

Again, welcome to Michigan State University. Best wishes as you work toward your
academic goals.


June Pierce Youatt
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs