Monday, August 31 , 2020

Residence Halls Move-In will continue as scheduled

“Fill the Bus” Service Project

University wide service project hosted by the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL). Event Announcements will be shared via Zoom on CCEL’s website at

Spartan Spirit Affiliate Day

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

10 - 11 AM (EST)
Fall Convocation

Official Welcome event for all incoming Spartans.
• 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, Vice-President and Associate Provost, Denise B. Maybank, Ph.D., Vice President and Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Services, and Mark Largent, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education & Dean of Undergraduate Studies will extend greetings to you during the event. As a new student, you are REQUIRED to attend this formal ceremony. MSU Fall 2020 Convocation Streaming live Monday, August 31 at 10 a.m. at

12:00 – 12:30 PM (EST)
Midday Meditation and Yoga

Recreational Sports and Fitness staff will conduct a mindfulness activity of Yoga and  Meditation via YouTube Premiere. Use this link to connect to the event: Recreational Sports and Fitness website for YouTube Link at or use the view via the Student Life website will be virtually presented at various iconic locations on campus. Hosted by Recreational Sports and Fitness.

1 PM (EST)
JMC Colloquium, Zoom Webinar

JMC students only. Interim 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. This event is REQUIRED for JMC students. Visit the JMC Welcome Week website for a full schedule of information sessions at

3 – 4:15 PM (EST)
LIVE IT! @ JMC, Zoom Webinar

JMC students only. LIVE IT! @ JMC Is an interactive workshop designed to introduce first-year students to concepts of diversity and civility. This event is REQUIRED for JMC students.

5 – 8 PM (EST)
Campus Employment Opportunities

Opportunities for students to get information on part-time jobs, internships, and advice for preparing for job fairs. Check out the Career Services pavilion during the Sparticiption virtual event hosted on the Easy Fair Event (EVF) platform.

5 – 8 PM (EST)
Spartan Spectacular

Join us for Spartan Spectacular, an event hosted over five days from Monday, August 31 to Friday, September 4, starting with our Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular Kick-Off event followed by an innovative and virtual edition of SPARTICIPATION highlighting hundreds of student organizations, departments, programs, and sponsors. The event will also feature Spartan Showcase, a talent showcase event. We will also host Spartan Spirit, our pep rally event kicking off our athletic season highlighting our athletic teams, MSU marching band, and Sparty. The event will feature some new and spectacular components in addition to our traditional Spartan Spectacular events. A platform engagement tutorial demonstration will be hosted at the start of the event each day to provide strategies on navigating the virtual event platform.

5 - 8 PM (EST)
Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular featuring Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular Kick-Off and Sparticipation

Hosted on Easy Virtual Fair (EVF) by the Department of Student Life.

Sparticipation 2020 Virtual Edition, August 31 through September 2. Chat with members of the organizations between 5 - 8 pm (EST) each day! Students may visit outside of those hours during those three days, however there will be no hosts at the booths to chat with. To register for the event: For more information on participating in Sparticipation check out the Resource Guide: Everyday leading up to Sparticipation, we will be drawing for a Meijer Gift Card! So be sure to register early! Winners will be announced at the Student Life Booth during Sparticipation!

7 - 8 PM (EST)
COGS Welcome Week Trivia Night

Join COGS for a virtual trivia night hosted by TriviaHub Live. Come meet new people and play for a chance to win fun prizes. RSVP to receive the Zoom link here:

7 – 8:30 PM (EST)
“Frontline: Coronavirus Pandemic” Documentary, Zoom Watch Party
(JMC Students) 
JMC students only. A special report on the government response to the coronavirus and the human toll investigates the federal response versus Washington State, the outbreak’s U.S. epicenter; and in the Midwest, how the outbreak impacts poor children.

8 PM (EST)
Residence Hall Floor/Hall Meetings are REQUIRED

Residence hall students will have a virtual hall meeting at 8 pm on the day they move-in, beginning 8/27. Invitations to the virtual meeting will be sent to students’ MSU email on the day of move-in with details on how to join the meeting.

8 - 10 PM (EST)
Spartan Virtual Dance Party

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 genres, appearances by VIP Spartans, and other Spartan DJ’s. Dance lessons will be provided. The event is hosted by Student Life and Impact Radio 89FM via the radio station and Facebook Live.

9 PM (EST)
ALL Residence Hall Floor/Hall Meetings

Residence hall students will have a virtual floor/community meeting at 9 pm in their residence hall.