Students at MSU

Schedule - 2010

Overview of Major Events

Monday, August 26, 2013

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.

  • The formal ceremony that marks the beginning of each academic year. President Lou Anna K. Simon, Acting 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 Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds, the One Book One Community book will address you, the newest members of the MSU community. All new students are REQUIRED to attend this event.

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11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Drop-In Days for Student Jobs - August 26 – August 30, 2013, 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 4.

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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. - 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) Optional Placement Essay, 108 Bessey Hall. Please contact the WRAC office at 355-2400 for more information.

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2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Residential College in the Arts & Humanities (RCAH) students only Question and Answer session with Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds, RCAH Theater – CB20 Snyder – required for first-time RCAH students

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3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The 14th 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), Dinner 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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4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Ally Welcome and Information Session for First Year Students, Student Services Building, Room 6

  • Participants will have an opportunity to meet new and returning Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally (LGBTA) students, learn about campus resources and opportunities for LGBTA students.

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5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. UAB Birthday Bash. MSU Union East Lawn (Rain Location MSU Union Ballroom)

  • Stop by and learn how to join UAB or get a schedule of free UAB events. Lawn Games, DJ music, free cake & ice cream, and more. While supplies last.

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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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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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