Celebrate Fall Welcome with us on Saturday, August 28th!
Graduate School Welcoming and Resource Fair
Online: 9:00am to 12:00pm
All NEW and RETURNING Graduate & Professional Students are invited to attend the Graduate School’s Virtual Welcoming and Resource Fair. COGS will be there! This year, the Graduate School Welcoming and Resource Fair will completely virtual, hosted on the grad.msu.edu website. A few days prior to the date of the virtual event, the event page will be made public so that graduate students can become familiar with the content and groups represented, and choose what they want to tune in to on Saturday, August 28th. Times for the various sessions can be found on: https://grad.msu.edu/events/graduate-school-welcome-and-resource-fair-0
FALL WELCOME CELEBRATION with COGS!
ON Campus! 2pm to 4pm @ Benefactors Plaza (behind Chittenden Hall). For all new and returning MSU Graduate & Professional students!
Close your computer, grab a friend, bring your family and come out to campus for a real, live and in-person, celebration of new beginnings! Join COGS, Graduate Student Life and Wellness, The Graduate School and other campus partners for an in-person, outdoor afternoon of fun, games, music and more! Plenty of free and close parking in ramp 6. (MORE PARKING INFO HERE: https://maps.msu.edu/interactive/ and here: Parking Office
OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS
- VIP guest speakers
- Music and dancing courtesy of Impact Radio
- LIVE PODCAST – The Sci Files
- Full array of fun lawn games & fun for the whole family
- SIGN UP for Graduate/Professional Student Community Groups with Grad Life & Wellness!
- Caricature Artists
- Zumba activity courtesy of Rec Sports & Fitness
- Special snacks – and treats, thank you to Insomnia Cookies!
Special Activity Centers Featuring:
- MSU Broad Art Museum
- MSU Library MakersSpace
- FRIB & NSCL
- MSU Planetarium
- MSU Bug House
- Gender & Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC)
- Women*s Student Services
- Student Parent Resource Center
- Rec Sports & Fitness
- Capital Area Therapy Pets
- MSU Student Organic Farm
- Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS)
- Sign up with GSLW at their tent area to participate in Community Groups!
- Learn about
- BONUS!! The Graduate School has prepared a fun scavenger hunt for welcome week and beyond! Prizes WILL be awarded! Learn about it on Aug. 28th or check it out here: SCAVENGER HUNT
BONUS: WIN PRIZES!! Get a COGS Buck during the event? Redeem at the registration area for a prize! Through the generosity of our wonderful East Lansing businesses and campus partners, we have lots of great prizes and giveaways!
All graduate and professional students, friends and families are welcome to join us! It’s a great time to engage with your fellow graduate students and learn about your campus community!
REGISTRATION: This event is FREE for MSU Graduate & Professional Students and their guests/families! Please be prepared to fill out short registration form (Name, email & # guests) to receive wristband for entry to event space. There will be QR-Coded signs that will link to the form. Please show submission page from device to receive wristband. All attending MSU Student etc. must register. COGS staff will be able help register those who are not able to use their device for this
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS!
Sponsor donations directly impact our graduate and professional students, because supporting student connections = student success! We could not do this without our generous sponsors! If your department is listed here, please spread the love! For our wonderful community donors, please visit their businesses and check them out online! We are lucky to have a community supporting Spartan students!
2021 COGS Fall Welcome Sponsors:
The Graduate School
Graduate Student Life and Wellness
MSU Alumni Relations
MSU Office of Research and Innovation
MSU Federal Credit Union
MSU Student Affairs & Services
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
College of Education
College of Human Medicine (Dean’s Office)
College of Osteopathic Medicine
College of Law
College of Natural Science
College of Social Science
College of Veterinary Medicine
Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives
MSU/East Lansing Community Sponsors (Prizes)
THANK YOU to our (growing!) list of MSU campus partners and East Lansing businesses for their PRIZE donations – so our students so they can check out all that our Spartan community has to offer. (Note: This list grows daily – we are so grateful!! Go Green!)
University-wide Fall Welcome Events
Check out the Student Life webpage for the full Fall Welcome schedule. There are tons of fun activities planned for ALL students to participate! It’s a great time to get to know your whole campus community. Check it out here: https://studentlife.msu.edu/fall-welcome/events-fall-welcome/index.html
THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT FOR FALL WELCOME COOKOUT 2019! WE HAD A GREAT TIME!
Feel free to tag us in your photos on Facebook @msucogs or on Instagram & Twitter @cogsmsu.
Memorable Moments from our 2019 Fall Welcome Cookout:
A HUGE Thank YOU to our 2019 sponsors! We couldn’t do it without you!
PLATINUM: MSU Alumni Association, Graduate Student Life and Wellness, Blaze Pizza, Insomnia Cookies
GOLD: Vice President Office for Administration. MSU-FCU, MSU Recreational Sports & Fitness, College of Agriculture, College of Education, College of Engineering, Kind Company, Spartan Hall of Fame Café
SILVER: Wharton Center, Broad College of Business
BRONZE: LBGT Resource Center, College of Arts & Letters, MSU-OISS, Aveda Institute, Espresso Royale, Fieldhouse, Foods for Living, Fresh Thyme, Green Dot Stables, Harrison Roadhouse, Impression 5 Science Center, Marco’s Pizza, McAllister’s Deli, NCG Cinema, Noodles & Company, Painting with a Twist, Peanut Barrel, Playmakers, Rally House