Thursday, August 22, 2024

7 AM - 2 PM (EDT) MICHIGAN STATE ARMY ROTC OPEN HOUSE - Demonstration Hall - “Open House for the Army ROTC Department occurring 21-22 August. It will coincide with new student move-in. Events will include tours, Q & A sessions with students and parents, Extracurricular Club events with our Cadets.


8 AM - 5 PM (EDT) - "FILL THE BUS" - 101 Student Services Building& virtual - The MSU Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) and MSU Alumni invite you to participate in our 16th annual “Fill the Bus” event. We strive to give local students and families an equal start to the new year! When a K-12 student walks into the classroom with the basic supplies they need, they can focus on what really matters- learning! Continues until September 16, 2024. For more information visit CCEL’s website at


8 AM - 11 PM (EDT) NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NSO) PROGRAMMING - Multiple locations across campus

  • 8 - 9 AM (EDT) BREAKFAST

  • 9 - 11:30 AM (EDT) SPARTAN QUEST

  • 11:30 AM - 1 PM (EDT) LUNCH


  • 5 - 7 PM (EDT) DINNER



12 PM (EDT) VIRTUAL “SPARTAN LUCK OF THE DRAW” - involveatstate Instagram - At the top of every hour, students can watch the “Spartan Luck of the Draw” via the involveatstate Instagram to win a Spartan prize from the prize spinning wheel. Hosted by Office of Spartan Experiences. Scan the QR code below or click the link to register for this event. 


5 - 7 PM (EDT) WHARTON WELCOMES – Wharton Center Courtyard - Join the Wharton Center Student Marketing Organization as they host a FREE concert with Desmond Jones, a Michigan band formed in East Lansing, to welcome MSU students back to campus. First come/first serve ice cream, games, and more. The event takes place outside on Wharton Center’s plaza.

7 PM (EDT) MSU WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. ARKANSAS - DeMartin Stadium - Cheer on your back-to-back B1G champions at their home opener versus nationally ranked Arkansas! Free student
tailgate starts at 6 pm.

7 - 11 PM (EDT) SPARTY GRAS FALL FEST - IM Sports East and IM Sports West - Come join the fun at our Fall Fest carnivals held at IM Sports East and IM Sports West. There will be carnival style games including, slides, obstacle courses, face painting and more! Hosted New Student Orientation (NSO) and Recreational Sports and Fitness Services.