Events


JUL
26
Date:
Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall Courtyard
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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The Office for Education Abroad is excited to part of Green and White Days 2017 where prospective students and their families visit MSU this summer! 

As you explore our campus, be sure to stop by the Wells Hall Courtyard and ask about the more than 300 education abroad options available to students.  

 

Education Abroad staff and students will be on-hand to answer your questions about the many opportunities MSU offers students to study, research and intern abroad, including our unique Freshman Seminars Abroad offered exclusively to incoming first-year students.

 

We look forward to meeting you!

JUL
27
Date:
Thursday, 27 Jul 2017
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall Courtyard
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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The Office for Education Abroad is excited to part of Green and White Days 2017 where prospective students and their families visit MSU this summer! 

As you explore our campus, be sure to stop by the Wells Hall Courtyard and ask about the more than 300 education abroad options available to students.  

 

Education Abroad staff and students will be on-hand to answer your questions about the many opportunities MSU offers students to study, research and intern abroad, including our unique Freshman Seminars Abroad offered exclusively to incoming first-year students.

 

We look forward to meeting you!

JUL
28
Date:
Friday, 28 Jul 2017
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall Courtyard
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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The Office for Education Abroad is excited to part of Green and White Days 2017 where prospective students and their families visit MSU this summer! 

As you explore our campus, be sure to stop by the Wells Hall Courtyard and ask about the more than 300 education abroad options available to students.  

 

Education Abroad staff and students will be on-hand to answer your questions about the many opportunities MSU offers students to study, research and intern abroad, including our unique Freshman Seminars Abroad offered exclusively to incoming first-year students.

 

We look forward to meeting you!

Date:
Friday, 28 Jul 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 307
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Join us for Summer Coffee Hour every Friday during the summer (until the end of July) from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 307 in the International Center! Free coffee and tea provided.

JUL
31
Date:
Monday, 31 Jul 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Apply for the Lillian Kumata Scholarship! The Scholarship offers a limited number of need-based, partial tuition scholarships to MSU international students and scholars and their spouses for the fall and spring semesters, up to $2,500. Applications are due on July 31.


Find out more requirements and fill out the PDF application at the following website: http://cvip.isp.msu.edu/programs/lillian-kumata-scholarship-program/

AUG
19
Date:
Saturday, 19 Aug 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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New international students can move into their residence halls starting on Saturday, August 19th. 

Pre-Arrival Check List click here.

Transportation to East Lansing and MSU

  • Lansing Capital Region International Airport (LAN)Opens in new window
    To make your travels to MSU as easy as possible, you are encouraged to arrange your travel schedule so that the Lansing Capital Region International Airport (LAN) is your final flight destination. Taxi service is available from the Lansing Capital Region International Airport to MSU, and is just a short 15 minute ride away.
     
  • Michigan FlyerOpens in new window
    If your final flight destination is Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), we recommend taking the Michigan Flyer bus to East Lansing, followed by a short taxi ride to campus. The Michigan Flyer offers daily bus service between the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) and East Lansing. Buses run 8 times a day, take around 2 hours, and cost $32.
     
  • Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA)Opens in new window
    MSU is a very large campus, and does not have taxi stands available for transportation - if you would like a taxi, you will have to call a taxi service to reserve a ride and wait for their arrival. Most MSU students utilize the CATA (Capital Area Transportation Authority) campus bus service for transportation, which operates each Fall and Spring semester, 7 days a week with 24-hour service available. 
AUG
20
Date:
Sunday, 20 Aug 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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MSU English Language Test (MSUELT) for provisionally admitted undergraduate students. Sign up for a test time on your account (admissions.msu.edu/your-account/)

AUG
21
Date:
Monday, 21 Aug 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Monday – Friday, August 21-25, 2017


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All International Academic Orientation (IAOP) sessions are mandatory for new undergraduate students on F-1/J-1 visas. Students on other visas should contact aop(at)msu.edu to schedule an orientation date.

Graduate Students: Check with your deparment regarding orientation and immigration check-in dates and times.

Date:
Monday, 21 Aug 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center Room 115
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Sample Schedule (not final)

9am-10am Walking Tours of Campus
10:00am Check-In
10:30am - 4:30pm Program Sessions and Presentations (Lunch included)
4:30pm - 6:00pm Campus and Community Resource Fair
6:00pm - 8:00pm Reception for parents and their students

AUG
26
Date:
Saturday, 26 Aug 2017
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
108 Bessey Hall
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Freshman Composition Class Placement

MSU's freshman composition course will prepare you for a lifetime of effective written communication—the first step in a series of courses during college that will require substantial amounts of writing. Students are placed into a Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRA) course based on their ACT/SAT test scores. For more information, visit: http://wrac.msu.edu. Students wishing to "write out" of their Preparation for College Writing course (WRA 1004/0102) will have the opportunity to write an essay during International Student Orientation. 

Regularly admitted undergraduate international students may take an optional writing placement essay exam on Saturday, Aug. 26th, 10 am, 108 Bessey Hall or Monday, Aug. 28th, 1 pm, 307 Bessey Hall.  This essay exam is designed for students who have been placed in WRA 1004/102 Preparation for College Writing, but feel that their extra language experience and learning might qualify them to take a Tier 1 (WRA 101) course instead.  International students must be regularly admitted students in order to qualify for this essay exam.

If you have any questions about this placement opportunity, please e-mail Joyce Meier (meierjo(at)msu.edu) by Friday, August 25, 2017.