Tuesday, August 27, 2019

On going all day
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. 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.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Colloquium with Your College

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.

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
James Madison College (JMC) Book Discussion – What the Eyes Don’t See
Wilson Auditorium

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

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Drop-In Days for Student Jobs
August 26-28, Career Services, Student Services Building, Room 113

  • 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 Faircoming up on Wednesday, September 4.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Music Student Organization Fair
Music Building Courtyard

This event follows the Music “College Colloquium”.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
James Madison College (JMC) Speak About It
Kellogg Center, Auditorium

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

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lyman Briggs College – Breakout Sessions
Holmes Hall and Akers Auditorium, Room 137

Incoming first year students will attend short breakout sessions that will introduce them to helpful resources on campus, connect them with faculty and advisors, and promote their success. In addition, students will get insights from LBC sophomores, juniors, and seniors in a student panel.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Spartan Spirit Event at 1855 Place
1855 Place (550 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI)
Michigan State Athletics welcomes Spartan students back on campus with fun activities and giveaways, plus an opportunity for students to pick up their football student section shirt at the Spirit Shop. In the south parking lot, games and activities will be set up, including a half-court shot for a free Izzone membership, football toss for football season tickets, hockey shot for Munnsters season tickets, yard games, and interaction with Michigan State student-athletes. In addition, the LiveOn Campus Crew, Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) and Sparty’s Market will be hosting games and providing giveaways while you wait in line.

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) Welcome Orientation Workshop (WOW), and Open House
Bessey Hall, 120

Learn vital information to become a successful Spartan: How to access accommodations, support services, and opportunities available at MSU!

2:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
Commuter/Transfer Student Meeting
There will be two meeting time options. The first meeting time is 2:30 p.m. in Brody, 137, 136, 138 OR The second meeting time is 3:00 p.m. in Brody, Auditorium.

  • 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.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Honors College Convocation
Wells Hall, Room B115

All new Honors College members are invited and expected to attend this brief welcoming ceremony. A reception with an opportunity to sign up for Honors College student organizations and meet other Honors College students and Honors advisors is included.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Academic Scholars Program Welcome
Wells Hall, Room B117

All new Academic Scholars are invited and expected to attend to a brief welcome to learn more about the program and to meet staff and other Scholars. A reception with honors student organizations is included.

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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 

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. Starting at 6:45 p.m. 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”!

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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

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

Sparticipation sponsored by the Department of Student Life

6:45 p.m.

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