Fall Welcome Events 2020

Welcome to Michigan State University. The 2020 Fall Welcome schedule is listed below. Please check back periodically for schedule updates.

Fall Welcome Events 2020

New/Transfer Spartan Move-In, see REHS "Live-On" link for more information https://liveon.msu.edu/2020_Fall_Housing.

Spartan Basement Kick-Back, Join us for a Spartan Talent Showcase

Graduate Student Welcoming, All NEW and RETURNING Graduate Students are invited to attend the annual orientation program for graduate students of Michigan State University.

RHA Blast Event, Hosted by Residence Halls Association (RHA).

Spartan Engage U Evening Activities

  • Spartan Scavenger Hunt, Join us for a fun filled Spartan scavenger hunt.
  • Startacular Show, come virtually explore the Planetarium and enjoy the “Startacular show”.
  • Spartan Bingo
  • Spartan Jeopardy

Spartan Spirit Day, Wear your favorite paraphernalia to show your Spartan spirit!

Spartan Spirit Affiliate Day, Wear your favorite paraphernalia to show your Spartan spirit associated with your organization, program, division, college, etc.

Fill The Bus Service Project, 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.

Fall Convocation, 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”. President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., Provost Teresa Sullivan, Vice-President and Associate Provost Denise Maybank,  and representatives from each of the undergraduate degree-granting colleges will extend greetings to you during the event. As a new student, you are REQUIRED to attend this formal ceremony.

Midday Meditation And Yoga, Mindfulness break during the day, hosted by Recreational Sports and Fitness Services.

Campus Employment Opportunities, Event via Sparticipation, hosted by Career Services.

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, And Transgender Resource Center (LBGT) Resource Center – New Student Welcome, 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.

University Activities Board‘s 40th Annual U-Fest, Event hosted by UAB that will include fun filled activities and giveaways.

Spartan Spectacular Kick-Off

Spartan Spectacular, Join us for Spartan Spectacular. The event will feature an innovative Sparticipation event highlighting hundreds of student organizations, departments, and programs, and sponsors. The event will feature some new and spectacular components in addition to our traditional Spartan Spectacular events.  

Spartan Spectacular Fireworks

Spartan Virtual Dance Party, hosted by Division of Student Affairs & Services. Join us for a Spartan virtual dance party featuring our own award winning radio station Impact 89FM. The event will feature a wide variety of music generes, appearances by VIP Spartans, and other Spartan DJ's. 

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

Commuter/Transfer Student Meeting, New students to MSU who do not reside on campus and students who have previously attended another post-secondary institution but are new to MSU 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. Important information about such topics as transfer of credits, parking, and feeling connected to MSU will be highlighted.

Classes Begin, **A MONDAY schedule is observed on Wednesday, September 2. All other days run as scheduled.

Greek Fall Welcome

Spartan Re-Mix

SPOM Student Welcome, Hosted by Student Parent Resource Center.

Veterans Student Welcome, Hosted by Student Veterans Resource Center.




Informational Resources
Spartan Life Handbook
Student Organization Handbook
MSU Student Activisim Brochure (pdf)