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Schedule - 2010

Overview of Major Events

Monday, August 28, 2017

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, Saroo Brierley, author of A Long Way Home, 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 28 – August 31, 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 Student Job & Internship Fair coming up on Wednesday, September 6.

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1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Residential College in the Arts & Humanities (RCAH) students only, Meet the One Book One Community Author, Saroo Brierley. RCAH Theatre

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

  • 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, Student Services Building, Room 6

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 37th Annual U-Fest, MSU Union

Free Activities: temporary tattoos, photos with Bronze Sparty, inflatables, Binglow, craft, free bowling, live music, Sparty. Free food and drink samples. Giveaways from our sponsors as well as an MSU laundry bag and blinky cup.

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8:30 p.m. – 12 p.m. The Meijer Moonlight Madness Event (2 Locations – Lake Lansing and Okemos Meijer Locations). Catch the special CATA Bus for free!

  • Exclusively for MSU Students , Moonlight Madness provides a great opportunity to hop onto a FREE CATA (Capital Area Transit Authority) to two local Meijer Stores. This event provide free food, samples, prize, games and much more! While you don’t have to spend money to enjoy this free event, many students use this opportunity to complete their resident hall room décor, buy last school supplies, stock-up on snack or purchase a donation for the “Fill the Bus” Project. Buses begin loading from designated bus stop across campus at 8 p.m. and the last pick-up on campus is 11:15 pm. Free return rides on CATA continue until the event ends at 12:00 midnight.

  • Follow this link for more information on this free bus service!
  • Follow this link for a look at Meijer Moonlight Madness!

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