Saturday, August 25, 2018

Evening Activities

Residence Halls Association (RHA) is sponsoring “Spartan Move-in Carnival”

Auditorium Field

2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

There will be music, carnival games, crafts, and food.

University Activities Board (UAB) is sponsoring Bingo

MSU Union

9:00 pm

Sunday, August 26, 2018

All Day Freshmen/Transfer Students move into Residence Halls. Please consult your move in schedule.

Residence Hall Floor/Hall Meetings are REQUIRED 

Locations and times vary in each neighborhood and will be posted in your residence hall.

James Madison College (JMC) Welcome Reception & Student Organization Fair

Club Spartan, 3rd Floor Case Hall

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

JMC faculty and staff will be on hand to welcome you and your families. Visit with various JMC student organizations and find out how to get involved during your first year. All JMC first-year students need to pick up t-shirts and name tags at this time. You will need to wear the t-shirt & name tag for Monday and Tuesday’s activities.

One Book One Community

East Lansing High School Theater, 509 Burcham Drive

6:00 p.m.

Meet author Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as she discusses her experiences and talks about My Beloved World. Admission is first come, first served. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

Admission guidelines for the Kick-Off Event:

  • There will be metal detector screening at the entrance and no bags, backpacks or purses will be permitted.

  • Community members will be seated on a first come, first served basis. A simulcast will be set up in the cafeteria in the event of an overflow crowd.
  • Pictures, flash photography or recordings (including those with cameras, cell phones, tablets and other devices) are not permitted.
  • There will not be a book signing; however, a limited number of signed books will be available to purchase.

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Evening Activities

(Coordinated with Residence Education and Housing Services as an extension of community building activities.)

9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

  • Bowling at MSU, MSU Union Bldg. (9:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.), bowling at Spartan Lanes.
  • “Hawaiian Luau” Spartan Splash Pool Party & Activities, IM West (9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.) Splash on by for the Splash Party featuring the water polo team, dancing, games and the biggest Lip Sync Battle in the Big Ten.
  • Planetarium (9:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.) Come explore the Planetarium and enjoy the “Startacular show”. Shows will run every 15 minutes.
  • MSU Crossroads of the World Event – MSU Museum (9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) Join the MSU Museum as they feature an exhibit to Puerto Rican culture in honor of Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The museum will also feature other cultural exhibits and activities.
  • Outside movie, hosted by UAB, Dem Hall Field (9:30 pm), featured movie will be Black Panther.
  • Ice Skating, Munn Ice Arena (10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.) Come break the ice and meet new Spartans and join us for ice skating at Munn Ice Arena.

University Activities Board (UAB) Outdoor Movie

Dem Hall Field

9:30 p.m.

Featured movie will be Black Panther.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Fill the Bus Service Project

On going all day

Since Spartans strive to embody the MSU idea of “education for others”, let’s start this year off right and “Fill the Bus” by donating school supplies for those in need in our community. Small donations make BIG impacts: that extra notebook, folder, pack of markers, or other items you give, combined with those of thousands of MSU students and staff, helps to make the beginning of the school year brighter for local children and their families. There will be bins in resident halls in the Neighborhood Locations. We will donate all collected supplies to 4-5 Community Partners. For more information, visit the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement website or call (517) 353-4400.

Returning students move into Residence Halls

8:00 a.m.

James Madison College (JMC) students

Meet promptly in the South Case Hall lobby

8:15 a.m.

Walk with the Madison group to the Breslin Student Events Center for the MSU Convocation. Madisonians will sit together in designated rows. WEAR YOUR JMC T-SHIRT AND NAME TAG!

JMC Student Q & A with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Room Big Ten A, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Immediately follow Fall Convocation)

James Madison students should follow JMC Peer Assistants to Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. James Madison College students are invited to the Q & A with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States.

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Fall Convocation and One Book One Community Presentation

Breslin Student Events Center. Doors Open at 7:00 a.m. YOU MUST BE SEATED NO LATER THAN 8:30 a.m. Students are encouraged to arrive early for the event. Early arriving students will have the opportunity to receive give-a-ways (quantities limited) and participate in a community service project.

  • There will be metal detector screening at the entrance and no bags, backpacks or purses will be permitted.

  • Pictures, flash photography or recordings (including those with cameras, cell phones, tablets and other devices) are not permitted.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

  • Fall Convocation is the formal ceremony that marks the beginning of each academic year that welcomes the newest members of the MSU community to our “pioneer land-grant university”. Interim President John Engler, Provost June Pierce Youatt and representatives from each of the undergraduate degree-granting colleges will extend greetings to you during the event which will also include the One Book One Community book selection featuring My Beloved World author, Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. As a new student, you are REQUIRED to attend this formal ceremony.

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Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) Student Q & A with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Room Big Ten A, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Immediately follow Fall Convocation)

RCAH students are invited to the Q & A with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States.

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Social Science Student Q & A with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Room Big Ten A, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Immediately follow Fall Convocation)

Social Science students are invited to the Q & A with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States.

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Chicano/Latino Studies Program, Citizen Scholars Program & College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) Student Q & A with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

All new students in Chicano/Latino Studies Program, Citizen Scholars Program & College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) are invited to the Q & A with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States.

Room Big Ten A, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Immediately follow Fall Convocation)

Drop-In Days for Student Jobs

August 27 – 30, Career Services in 113 Student Services Building

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

  • Drop in to Career Services in the Student Services Building all week! Our career advisors will be available with resources to help you find a part-time job, tips to polish your resume and advice for preparing for the Student Job & Internship Fair coming up on Wednesday, September 5.

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James Madison College (JMC) Colloqium & Live It! Program

Wilson Auditorium

1:00 p.m.

An awesome opportunity for James Madison College (JMC) first-year students to build a community with their classmates over the topics of diversity and inclusion. The JMC Live It! program introduces students to what to look forward to in Madison classrooms in terms of discussion, insight, and current topics.

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Lyman Briggs Student Panel

102 Conrad Kiva

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ask current Lyman Briggs Students what it takes to be successful in college, things they wish they knew as a first year student, etc. Pick up your Lyman Briggs information brochure and schedule at the East or West Service Centers in Holmes Hall.

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Multicultural Business Programs Open House

415 Eppley Center, Broad College of Business

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Food, prizes and corporate representatives will be there.

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Greek Fall Welcome

The Rock next to the Auditorium on Farm Lane

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Come down to The Rock on Farm Lane and enjoy free food, games and entertainment with one of the largest, most active communities at Michigan State University. Fraternity and sorority life provides students with an opportunity to find their “home away from home” here at MSU. The Greek Fall Welcome is hosted by all four governing councils that are represented at MSU including members from the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and the Panhellenic Council (PC). This all-inclusive event brings together all 63 fraternity/sorority chapters at MSU and is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Greek Life and decide if joining a Greek organization is right for you. Regardless of whether you came to college seeking fraternal membership, or have never considered the idea, there is no better way to spend a September evening than with good food, new friends, and fun times.

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Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, And Transgender Resource Center (LBGT) Resource Center First-Year/Transfer Welcome

Student Services Building, Room 6 and 302 (the LBGTRC)

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The LBGT Resource Center welcomes all new LGBTQA students to come together to learn more about our staff, meet other new and current LGBTQA students, and learn about campus resources and organizations. Resource center staff will be available to answer questions and facilitate community building. Participants get to head to U-Fest together following the Welcome!

Activities will include: board games, karaoke, food, resource sharing, coloring, giveaways, and a community art project!

Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MSULBGTRC/.

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MSU Extension 4-H Alumni Open House

Atrium of Morrill Hall of Agriculture

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Current and former 4-H’ers currently attending MSU are invited to come together for networking and free dinner! MSU campus-based Extension staff will be on site to meet and greet 4-H alums. Pizza and beverages will be available, as well as more information on opportunities to engage with MSU Extension.

University Activities Board‘s 38th Annual U-Fest

MSU Union

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Free Activities: temporary tattoos, photos with Bronze Sparty, inflatables, Binglow, crafts, free bowling, live music, and Sparty. Free food and drink samples. Giveaways from our sponsors as well as an MSU laundry bag and blinky cup.

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Moonlight Madness Meijer Back to College

2 Locations – Lake Lansing and Okemos Meijer Locations. Catch the special CATA Bus for free! Free CATA Bus Service Information

8:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

  • Exclusively for MSU Students, Moonlight Madness provides a great opportunity to hop onto a FREE CATA (Capital Area Transit Authority) to two local Meijer Stores. This event provides free food, samples, prize, games and much more! While you don’t have to spend money to enjoy this free event, many students use this opportunity to complete their residence hall room décor, buy school supplies, stock-up on snacks or purchase a donation for the “Fill the Bus” Project. Buses begin loading from designated bus stops across campus at 8 p.m. and the last pick-up on campus is 11:15 p.m. Free return rides on CATA continue until the event ends at 12 midnight.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Fill the Bus Service Project  

On going all day

Since Spartans strive to embody the MSU idea of “education for others”, let’s start this year off right and “Fill the Bus” by donating school supplies for those in need in our community. Small donations make BIG impacts: that extra notebook, folder, pack of markers, or other items you give, combined with those of thousands of MSU students and staff, helps to make the beginning of the school year brighter for local children and their families. There will be bins in resident halls in the Neighborhood Locations. We will donate all collected supplies to 4-5 Community Partners. For more information, visit the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement website or call (517) 353-4400.

Colloquium with Your College

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Please see the colloquium schedule for times and locations.

You are REQUIRED to attend this session that completes your introduction to your college and major. Each college will offer sessions where new students will learn more about activities in the college, and have a chance to talk in small groups with faculty and instructors about expectations and strategies for success in the particular field of study. The Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative will meet with “no preference” students.

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James Madison College (JMC) Impact of Policy in Practice

Wilson Auditorium

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Groups will be visiting JMC alumni at Lansing area organizations for policy panels and discussion. Please wear your JMC t-shirts, nametags, and be thoughtful of your attire. Note: You will be leaving campus during this time!

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Drop-In Days for Student Jobs

August 27 – 30, Career Services in 113 Student Services Building

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

  • Drop in to Career Services in the Student Services Building all week! Our career advisors will be available with resources to help you find a part-time job, tips to polish your resume and advice for preparing for the Student Job & Internship Fair coming up on Wednesday, September 5.

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Music Student Organization Fair

Music Building Courtyard

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • This event follows the Music “College Colloquium”.

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James Madison College (JMC) Book Discussion – My Beloved World

Wilson Auditorium

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • BRING YOUR BOOK! Be sure you have read the book! Small groups will be dispersed with faculty to other rooms after an introduction.

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The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) Welcome Orientation Workshop (WOW), and Open House

120 Bessey Hall

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Meet your Ability Access Specialist and learn about accommodations & services available to you. VISA accommodation letters will be provided to those who request them in advance. Faculty will be available for questions, and light refreshments will be served.

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Commuter/Transfer Student Meeting

B115 Wells Hall

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • New students to MSU who do not reside on campus are REQUIRED to attend this session. Information on making MSU your “home away from home” and an opportunity to meet fellow commuting Spartans are the goals of this session.
  • Those students who have previously attended another post-secondary institution but are new to MSU are REQUIRED to attend this session. Important information about such topics as transfer of credits, parking, and feeling connected to MSU will be highlighted.

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Honors College Convocation

N130 Business College Complex

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

All Honors College students are invited and expected to attend this brief welcoming ceremony. The Convocation will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to sign up for Honors College student organizations and meet other Honors College students and Honors advisors.

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James Madison College (JMC) Speak About It

Kellogg Center Auditorium

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Speak About It is a show that discusses healthy relationships through directly addressing issues of consent, sexual assault, and bystander intervention.

The “Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular”

Cherry Lane Field (the field located on the corner of Shaw Lane & Harrison Rd.)
Event rain location will be the Breslin Student Events Center & Munn Ice Arena 

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

You are strongly encouraged to join us for the “Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular” event showcasing some of our traditional programs with a touch of a few new and spectacular components. Spartan Spectacular will kick-off with a Fall Welcome Cookout. This will be followed by our traditional Sparticipation event which will highlight over 500 student organizations. Next up will be your chance to join with us as we attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records Soul Train Line at 6:30 p.m. located near the main stage. Starting at 7 pm we will close out the evening and host the biggest Pep Rally in the “Big Ten”, the Spartan Spirit event. Spartan Spirit will feature greetings by campus VIP’s, numerous athletic coaches, and the MSU homecoming court. MSU’s own magnificent MSU Marching Band will be on hand as well, to provide lots of traditional MSU songs that will let you know you are truly at “the school known to all”! We will not launch the fireworks tonight but will reschedule them for another time. Don’t miss this spectacular Spartan event that will officially start your academic career.

The “Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular”

Cherry Lane Field (the field located on the corner of Shaw Lane & Harrison Rd.)
Event rain location will be the Breslin Student Events Center & Munn Ice Arena

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Fall Welcome Cookout – Food Service times 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Residential dining halls will close at 2 p.m. Riverwalk Market at Owen, Brody Square, The Gallery at Snyder/Phillips, Wilson Dining Hall and The Edge at Akers will reopen for service at 8 p.m. Please note that Combo-X-Change will be unavailable from 4-8 p.m. to encourage participation in the fall welcome event.) sponsored by the Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS)

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sparticipation sponsored by the Department of Student Life

7:00 p.m.

Spartan Spirit sponsored by the Department of Student Life and Spartan Athletics

Spartan Fireworks Display has been cancelled but will be rescheduled for a later date, sponsored by the Department of Student Life

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

CLASSES BEGIN

**A MONDAY schedule is observed on
Wednesday, August 29. All other days run as scheduled.

Fill the Bus Service Project

Ongoing all day. Each college will have a focus area for donations to local community organizations. For details, watch for emails and other communications from your college. For more information, visit the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement website or call (517) 353-4400.

Please be aware that a Monday class schedule is observed on Wednesday 08/29/18. All others days run as scheduled.

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Drop-In Days for Student Jobs

August 27 – 30, Career Services in 113 Student Services Building

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

  • Drop in to Career Services in the Student Services Building all week! Our career advisors will be available with resources to help you find a part-time job, tips to polish your resume and advice for preparing for the Student Job & Internship Fair coming up on Wednesday, September 5.

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Residence Hall Floor/Hall Meetings are REQUIRED

Locations and times vary in each neighborhood and will be posted in your residence hall.

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