Sunday, August 25, 2019

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

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
James Madison College (JMC)
 Welcome Reception & Student Organization Fair
Case Hall, 3rd Floor, Club Spartan

  • JMC faculty and staff will be on hand to welcome you and your family. 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.
  • Residence Hall Floor/Hall Meetings are REQUIRED 


6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Residence Hall Floor/Hall Meetings are REQUIRED
Locations and times vary in each neighborhood and will be posted in your residence hall.


6:30 p.m.
One Book, One Community A Community Conversation with Matthew Desmond
East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road

Community members are invited to attend this special community event featuring author Matthew Desmond as he discusses his experiences and talks about Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Admission is first come, first served.

Admission guidelines for the Kick-Off Event:

  • Community members will be seated on a first come, first served basis. A simulcast will be set up in the banquet hall in the event of an overflow crowd.

  • A book signing will follow the program.

Evening Activities

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

8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

  • Spartan Nation Sports and Wellness Expedition (8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.) at IM West.

  • Bowling at MSU, MSU Union Bldg. (9:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.), bowling at Spartan Lanes.

  • Planetarium (9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) Come explore the Planetarium and enjoy the “Startacular show”. Shows will run every 15 minutes.

  • Outside movie, hosted by UAB, Dem Hall Field (9:30 p.m.), featured movie is Captain Marvel.

  • Skates & Snacks, ice Skating, Munn Ice Arena (8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.) Come break the ice and meet new Spartans and join us for ice skating at Munn Ice Arena. Ice skating lessons will be provided.