Students at MSU

Schedule - 2010

Overview of Major Events

Monday, August 29, 2016

Fill the Bus Logo

Fill the Bus Service Project - On going all day. Each college will have a focus area for donations to local community organizations. For details, watch for e-mails and other communications from your college. For more information, visit the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement website or call 353-4400.

8:00 a.m. Returning students move into Residence Halls

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9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Fall Convocation and One Book One Community Presentation, Breslin Center. Doors Open at 7:30 a.m. YOU MUST BE SEATED NO LATER THAN 8:45 a.m.

  • The formal ceremony that marks the beginning of each academic year. President Lou Anna K. Simon, Provost June Pierce Youatt and representatives from each of the undergraduate degree-granting colleges will welcome you to the "pioneer land-grant university." Additionally, special guest, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique's Journey, the One Book One Community book will address you, the newest members of the MSU community. As a new student, you are REQUIRED to attend this formal ceremony.

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11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Drop-In Days for Student Jobs - August 29 – September 1, Career Services in 113 Student Services Building  

  • 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 Earn, Learn and Internship Fair coming up on Wednesday, September 7.

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1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Residential College in the Arts & Humanities (RCAH) students only, Meet the Author, RCAH Theatre

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3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Multicultural Business Programs Open House, 415 Eppley Center, Business College

  • Food, prizes and corporate representatives will be there.

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5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. LBGT Resource Center New Student Welcome, Human Ecology, Room 300

The LBGT Resource Center welcomes all new LGBTQ+ students to come together to learn more about our staff, meet other new and current LGBTQ students, and learn about campus resources and organizations. Participants get to head to U-Fest together following the Welcome!

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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. University Activities Board's 36th Annual U-Fest, MSU Union

Free Activities: henna, temporary tattoos, photobooth, inflatables, caricatures, psychics, live music, get your picture taken with Sparty. Free food and drink samples. Giveaways from our sponsors as well as an MSU mesh drawstring bag and blinky cup.

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8:00 p.m. - Moonlight Madness Shopping Spree, Meijer (2 locations - Lake Lansing and Okemos). Catch CATA buses, stops all over campus, look for signage!

  • Moonlight Madness provides a great opportunity to hop onto a FREE CATA (Capitol Area Transit Authority) bus to local Meijer stores. You don’t have to spend money to join in the fun with the free food, entertainment and give-aways. However, many students complete their residence hall room decorating with their roommates, buy last minute school supplies, stock-up on snacks, or purchase a donation for the “Fill the Bus” project. Buses begin loading at 8:00 p.m. from designated bus stops across campus. The last pickup bus departs campus at 11:15 p.m. FREE return rides on CATA continue until the event ends at 12:00 midnight.

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