Colloquium Event List 2022

College Colloquiums

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 9:00 AM  to 12:00 PM at Location Varies

You, as a new student, are REQUIRED to participate in this event. New Spartans will meet other new students in their college, the Dean, Faculty, Academic Advisers and upper-class students. This session is an essential way for you to learn about what it takes to be successful at State. “Colloquium with Your College” locations are listed below. Please check back for updates.

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Anthony Hall, Room 1281

Arts & Letters, College of (CAL)
  • 9 - 9:30 AM: College Session in Bessey Room 108: meet Dean Chris Long, hear from Prof. Casey McArdle, get to know CAL
  • 9:45 - 10:30 AM: Department and Program Breakouts: meet faculty in your major!; directions to locations provided during College Session
  • 11 AM - 12 PM : CAL Resource Fair: come learn about CAL opportunities and be a part of our community; located at Summer Circle between the Auditorium and Kresge Hall with rain alternate in Aud lobby; wayfinding help provided


Communication Arts and Sciences 
Communication Arts and Sciences building
Welcome to ComArtSci! Come check out our facilities, meet your professors, and join the CAS student organizations. Students please go to the Communication Arts and Sciences building.

Erickson Hall KIVA
Kinesiology Students 9:00 AM -10:30 AM
Elementary & Special Education Students 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Welcome from the Dean and Chairs, a student panel, and an opportunity to mingle with faculty, staff, and students.

Eli Broad College of Business
North Business Building, N100 and N130
Welcome from the Dean’s Office, representatives from each department/unit, student leader panels.

Breslin Student Events Center
College of Engineering students please report to the Breslin Student Events Center at 9:00 AM for your Colloquium session. Follow the designated signs to enter the building. At the end of the Colloquium, you will be able to attend the College of Engineering’s Resource Fair on the Breslin Student Events Center Concourse.

Exploratory Preference Major and Exploring Students
Brody Hall, Room 112 or virtually via Zoom
The Exploratory Preference colloquium is designed for both students who have the Exploratory Preference and those who are interested in exploring options outside of their current major. We will discuss the Exploration mindset, provide academic resources that are open to all students, and provide an opportunity for you to meet with advisors after the presentation is done. Student can attend in-person in the main Brody building or virtually via Zoom. Important: Registration for the virtual option of the Colloquium is required at
. The Zoom meeting will be at 10:30 AM.

Honors College (HC)
The People’s Park
Honors College (HC) Welcome – People’s Park behind Wells Hall – The Honors College is excited to see our new students at our Welcome and Resource Fair. All activities are rquired for new first-year Honors College members. Please see you email for you assigned HC Green Team meet-up location from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. All first year students will then travel to People’s Park behind Wells Hall for a welcome and resource fair from 3:30 – 4:00 PM with our dean, HC staff, and student organization leaders.

James Madison - Monday, August 29 at 1:00 PM 
JMC will be hosting their colloquium on Monday, August 29 at 1 PM
Wilson Hall Auditorium Dean Cameron Thies, Assistant Dean Jeff Judge, JMC faculty and staff will provide background on what to expect during your first year at JMC, as well as review resources to help you be successful.

Lyman Briggs 
C101 Holmes
We welcome all incoming Briggs students to join us to meet your peer mentor, faculty and advisors in the college, and learn about student resources. Please check your MSU email for where you will begin the day.

Murray Hall, Billman Pavilion
Undergraduate Office Introductions, Faculty Breakout sessions, DEIB session, Relationships in the College Environment with POE, Student Panel discussion

Natural Science 
Individual departments are having their own events, they vary so you will need to check the webpage for if it is virtual, in-person, or a combination. Please visit the website for a welcome video from our Dean and then click on 'Departmental Events' to see what your department is doing.

Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative
Brody Neighborhood

Chemistry, Classroom 138

Residential College in the Arts & Humanities
RCAH Theater
Meet RCAH faculty, staff, and other members of the incoming class. Activities will include a welcome from Dean Miner, meet and greet with faculty, and a variety of social activities.


Social Science 
The College of Social Science is excited to welcome new majors. We have three required events:

• 9-10 AM (EDT) Fall Colloquium at Wharton Center, Great Hall (doors open at 8:30 AM)• 10-11 AM (EDT) Resource Fair at Wharton Center, Great Hall Lobby & Jackson Lounge• 11:15 AM - 12 PM (EDT) Meeting(s) by Majors at Wells Hall, various rooms *

  • Criminal Justice majors will be going Baker Hall for their Major Meeting


Veterinary Medicine
E100 VMC and IM East (Vet Med) field
Join us at 9:00 AM at the IM East field where you will meet other prevent and veterinary nursing students. If weather is inclement we will meet in E100 VMC. The morning will consist of a student panel of prevent, vet nursing and DVM students, a CVM faculty panel and valuable information for being a successful student at MSU.