Monday, August 30 , 2021

“Fill the Bus” Service Project
University wide service project hosted by CCEL.

Spartan Spirit Affiliate Day
Wear your favorite Spartan paraphernalia to show your Spartan spirit associated with your organization, program, division, or college etc. Post pictures on the Involve@State Instagram page.

9 - 11 AM (EDT)
Fall Convocation
First Year Students/Second Year Students/New Transfer Students Fall Convocation will be held at 9 AM. You must be seated no later than 8:30 AM (EDT). Breslin doors will open at 7 AM. All new first year and transfer students are REQUIRED to attend this formal ceremony. All second year students are welcome to attend Fall Convocation but are not required to attend.

• 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”. President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Senior Vice President for Residential and Hospitality Services and Auxiliary Enterprises Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Services Vennie Gore, and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education & Dean of Undergraduate Studies Mark Largent and representatives from each of the undergraduate degree-granting colleges and other campus dignitaries will extend greetings to you during the event.

*NO BAGS will be allowed into the Breslin Center. This includes no purses and no backpacks. For a full list of prohibited items, please go to

Click here to view the Live Stream Fall Convocation at 9 AM on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Click here to the Fall Convocation Program 2021 (.pdf) or scan this QR code below.

 Fall Convocation Program

11 AM – 3 PM (EDT)
Career Services Network Drop-in Days
We welcome you to drop in to Career Services in the Student Services Building during Fall Welcome and meet our team! Come stop by and see who we are, what we do, and how we can help you navigate all things career. Our career advisors will be available with resources to help you find a part-time job, tips to write or polish your resume, and help define and research your career interests.

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM (EDT)
Midday Meditation and Yoga
Virtual - Recreational Sports and Fitness Services staff will conduct a mindfulness activity of yoga and meditation via Facebook Live. Check Rec Sports and Fitness website for link at Program will be virtually presented at various iconic locations on campus. Hosted by Recreational Sports and Fitness Services.

1 PM (EDT)
JMC Colloquium
Wilson Hall Auditorium - JMC students only. Dean Cameron Thies, Associate Dean Linda Racioppi, Assistant Dean Jeff Judge, JMC faculty and staff will provide background on what to expect during your time at JMC, as well as resources to help you be successful.

3 PM (EDT)
Women’s Soccer v. FAU

DeMartin Soccer Complex - Come cheer on your Spartan Women’s Soccer team at 3 pm as they take on Florida Atlantic University at DeMartin Soccer Complex! Don’t forget to wear green and tag your pictures with @MSU_wsoccer!

3 – 4 PM (EDT)
JMC Writing Consultancy Meet & Greet, Zoom
Webinar - JMC students only. Learn about academic peer support options available to you during your first year at JMC.

4 PM (EDT)
Residence Hall FLOOR Meetings are REQUIRED
Exact locations will vary per hall and will be shared by your Resident Assistant (RA) - Residents will have a floor meeting on Monday, August 30 at 4 PM with their RA. During this meeting, residents will meet their RA, connect with peers, and establish communal expectations as a floor. Participation in this meeting is REQUIRED.

4 - 7 PM (EDT)
LGBTQIA2S+ Student Welcome
Garden area behind the Student Affairs and Services Building - Join the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC) as we welcome new LGBTQIA2S+ students to MSU! Connect to the GSCC staff, LGBTQIA2S+ student leaders, and other campus resources as you begin your journey at MSU. If you began your time at MSU virtually (Fall 2020) you are welcome too! Join us on Monday, August 30 in the garden area behind the Student Affairs and Services Building. Send questions to

4 PM Resource Fair Begins

4:30 PM LGBTQIA2S+ Students of Color Welcome

5:30 PM LGBTQIA2S+ New Student Welcome

7 PM LGBTQIA2S+ Graduate Student Welcome

5 - 9 PM (EDT)
University Activities Board‘s (UAB) 41ST Annual U-Fest
MSU Union - Celebrate good times at the 41st Annual UFest! The MSU Union will be full of activities, giveaways, food, and more, all FREE for MSU students! Check UAB out on social media @UABatMSU and our website for more information. See you there!

7 PM (EDT)
Men’s Soccer v. Akron
It’s a Spartan Soccer double-header! The Spartan Men’s Soccer teams hosts Akron at 7pm on DeMartin Soccer Complex. Make sure to grab some $1 hot dogs, be loud and tag those pictures with @MSUmsoccer!

8 - 10 PM (EDT)
Hosted on the Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM radio station - Join us for a run down of all of the best and freshest music played on air. Event will feature LOTS of giveaways on air and social media. Check out Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM’s website at for event information. Jointly hosted by Department of Student Life and Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM.

8 PM - 12 AM (EDT)
Moonlight Extrava-GRAND-za
Downtown East Lansing Boardwalk - The Moonlight Extrava-GRAND-za is an event where East Lansing business owners and community members will come together to welcome new MSU students and welcome back returning students. Event will showcase the downtown East Lansing area and all it has to offer on and around Grand River Avenue. All blocks of downtown East Lansing will have a special event happening throughout the night for students to enjoy. The Valley Court Park will feature “Knockerball” and Ann Street Plaza Stage will host a concert, and these are just a few examples of evening events. An event scavenger hunt map/directory will be provided to encourage students to explore downtown East Lansing and have a chance to win a variety of prizes.