Michigan State University and CATA have amended their contract for the 2018-19 academic year to make on-campus bus service free to all students, staff and faculty. Free service will go into effect Aug. 27, when fall semester classes commence, and will run on a trial basis for one year.
Please note as of August 1, 2018 COGS will no longer have meal plans for sale through our website. As of August 1, you will now be able to purchase bundles of 10 directly from the EatAtState website at what used to be the DineOn175 price, as they are eliminating the tiered pricing. As a result, COGS is no longer able to purchase high volume and pass the savings on to students. Rather you will be able to purchase at that same price directly from their website.
Read more about Meal Plan changes here: https://eatatstate.msu.edu/node/852338
Purchase Meal Plans here: https://eatatstate.msu.edu/diningplans/residential
COGS’ Annual Fall Welcome Cookout will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Join us before the semester begins for a day of music, games, giveaways and meeting your peers! Follow “The Council of Graduate Students” on Facebook and @cogsmsu on Twitter to receive updates closer to the event.
A HUGE Thank YOU to our sponsors! We couldn’t do it without you!
PLATINUM: The Graduate School, Graduate Student Life & Wellness, MSU Alumni Association, Spartan Hall of Fame Café GOLD: MSU Rec Sports & Fitness, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, MSU-FCU; VP of Student Affairs; College of Education SILVER: MSU Residential and Hospitality Services, MSU Department of Theatre, MSU College of Communications Arts & Sciences – Advertising/PR Department, MSU Department of Plant Biology, Wharton Center BRONZE: OISS – Office of International Students and Scholars, MSU Office of the Provost, MSU Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; MSU Department of Anthropology; Sparty’s COMMUMITY SPONSORS: Insomnia Cookies, Blaze Pizza, Noodles & Company, Peanut Barrel, NCG Cinema, Meijer, Douglas J Aveda Salons, Kroger
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Last Friday, COGS finished up our semester-long Dialogue Series. Over three events, we discussed and tackled issues of diversity and campus climate. Thank you to all of our insightful graduate and professional students for presenting helpful solutions and participating in open discourse!
Dialogue Series 2018 Events:
- Open Space Dialogues
- Forum for Scholars’ Voices
- Dialogue Over Dinner
COGS hosted Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW) from April 1-7, offering free treats, giveaways and events for the graduate and professional student body.
Graduate and professional students enjoyed an opening-weekend Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park on Sunday, April 1. On Monday, Sparty’s locations offered 50 cent small coffee or beverages with the use of a COGS coupon. Tuesday, COGS hosted Theatre Night, featuring a discounted showing of Ready Player One at NCG Cinemas. The theater was packed with 72 graduate and professional students. Harrison Roadhouse offered free wings and appetizers on Wednesday. 96 graduate and professional students enjoyed the event. Thursday, students relaxed in the Chittenden Hall Lounge with free 15-minute massages. On “Foodie Friday” the Eat-At-State food truck stationed itself outside of Chittenden Hall, offering $6 lunch combos to students. The COGS office also gave away free MSU Dairy Store ice cream coupons. GPSAW came to a close on Saturday, April 7 with free ice skating at Munn Ice Arena.
COGS elected their 2018-2019 executive board during the March 21 Full Council meeting.
COGS newly elected officials:
President – Benjamin Burke, MSU Law
Vice President of Internal Affairs – Diondra Straiton, Psychology
Vice President of External Affairs – Danielle Kaminski, Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
Recording Secretary – Gloria Nzeka, Journalism
Treasurer – Meagan Abel, Criminal Justice
The Council of Graduate Students is an authorized student government on campus representing our graduate/professional students at various levels across Michigan State University. Our mission is to improve and advance graduate education in order to ensure the vitality of intellectual discovery.
Council of Graduate Students
Michigan State University
466 W. Circle Dr., Room 120
East Lansing, MI. 48824
120 Chittenden Hall
Current Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
Closed for lunch from 12pm-1pm