Students at MSU

Schedule - 2010

Overview of Major Events

Monday, August 25, 2014

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

8:15 a.m. James Madison College Students (All activities listed below are REQUIRED.)

  • Meet in South Case Hall lobby to walk with Madison group to the Breslin Center for the MSU Convocation. Madison group will sit
    together in designated rows. WEAR YOUR JMC T-SHIRT AND NAME TAG! ALSO WEAR WORK SHOES (NO OPEN-TOE SHOES!)

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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.

  • As a new student, you are REQUIRED to attend this 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, student a cappella groups will perform and special guest , co-authors U.S. Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin of March Book One, the One Book One Community book will address you, the newest members of the MSU community.  Please check your personalized Fall Welcome schedule for the time and location of the Fall Convocation.

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11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Drop-In Days for Student Jobs - August 25 – August 31, 2014, 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 3.

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11:00 a.m. James Madison College Students (All activities listed below are REQUIRED.)

  • Walk with Madison group from Breslin Center to Wilson Hall. Auditorium (room C102) for the Introduction to Community Service. Boxed lunches will be provided.
  • Community Service Projects begins at Noon - JMC T-SHIRT, NAME TAG AND WORK SHOES MUST BE WORN!

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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Residential College in the Arts & Humanities (RCAH) students only Question and Answer session with co-authors U.S. Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin of Book March One, RCAH Theater – CB20 Snyder – required for first-time RCAH students

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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lyman Briggs College Breakout Sessions, (All LBC students should consult their individual schedule or check with their mentor for session schedule and locations. These sessions are REQUIRED for all LBC students.)

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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Writing, Rhetoric and American Culture (WRAC) Placement Essay, 108 Bessey Hall. Please contact the WRAC office at 355-2400 for more information to determine if you will need to complete the Placement Essay.

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3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The 15th Annual Multicultural Business Programs Open House, 415 Eppley Center, Business College

  • Free food, sign-up for Tutoring, learn about MBP Student Organizations and find out more about MBP Services! We are looking forward to seeing you! No need to RSVP Just come as you are! Casual Attire!

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3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Welcome Orientation Workshop, The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD), Pizza Included, 108 Bessey Hall

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4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Office of Supportive Services (OSS) Welcome Day, B115 Wells Hall

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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. LBGT Resource Center Welcome for New Students, Student Services Bldg., Room 6

Participants will have an opportunity to meet new Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Ally (LBGTA( students and learn about campus resources, organizations and opportunities.

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6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. James Madison College Live It program in 3rd floor Case Hall classrooms (pizza and soda will be provided for your dinner).

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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. University Activities Board's 34th Annual U-Fest, MSU Union

Free samples from: Union Deli, Serrano’s, Union Pizzeria, Sparty’s Express, Insomnia Cookies, Monster Energy, Sparkling Ice, Karma Wellness Water, Aqua Hydrate, Body Armor, and Core Power. And other free product giveaways!

Live Music from:  Jimmy Buffet Cover Band – Leaky Tiki, and The Lansing Area Ukulele Group

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7:30 p.m. One Book One Community An Evening with U.S. Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road

Meet U.S. Congressman John Lewis as he discusses his experiences as a key figure of the Civil Rights movement, talks about  “March Book One” and sign books. He will be joined by co-author Andrew Aydin. Admission is first come, first serve. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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8:00 p.m. - Midnight 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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