GRADUATE SCHOOL RESOURCE FAIR: MSU UNION, 10AM-12PM
All NEW and RETURNING Graduate & Professional Students are invited to attend the Graduate School’s Welcome & Resource Fair on Saturday, August 26. COGS will be there! More information here: Graduate Student Welcoming | The Graduate School (msu.edu)
COGS FALL WELCOME CELEBRATION: MSU BENEFACTORS PLAZA, 12-3PM
Come celebrate new beginnings! After the Graduate School Welcome & Resource Fair at the Union, make your way over to Benefactors Plaza (behind Chittenden Hall) for the COGS Fall Welcome Celebration. Join COGS, Graduate Student Life and Wellness, The Graduate School and other campus partners for an in-person, outdoor afternoon of fun, friends, good food, games, music and more! Coming from home? There’s plenty of 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
- Full array of fun lawn games & fun for the whole family
- Caricature Artists
- Facepainting courtesy of Just for Fun Ink!
- Campus Partners with fun activities and great information & resources for students & families
- Fun surprises
- Special treats & fantastic food!
2023 Special Activity Centers:
- MSU Library MakersSpace
- Digital Scholarship Lab
- Abrams Planetarium
- MSU Bug House
- MSU Museum
- Broad Art Museum
- Gender & Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC)
- Rec Sports & Fitness
- Student-Parent Resource Center
- Women*s Student Services
- Graduate School & Graduate Student Life & Wellness
- Graduate Teaching Assistants
- Community Volunteers for International Programs (CVIP)
- 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’ll 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!
This event is FREE for MSU Graduate & Professional Students and their guests/families! No advanced registration required.
Please be prepared to fill out quick on-site registration form 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 Graduate & Professional Students and their guests must register (students can register their guests on one form). COGS staff will be able help register those who are not able to use their device for this. Must have registered and receive wristband to be eligible for prizes!
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!
We couldn’t do it without our MSU Community! Sponsor donations directly impact our graduate and professional students, because supporting student connections = student success! If your college or department is listed here, please spread the love! We are lucky to have a community supporting Spartan Graduate & Professional students! Want to make a donation? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
These area businesses have donated giveaway prizes or items to share with grad & professional students at the event. Thank you for being so welcoming! Email us at email@example.com if your business would like to participate as a sponsor!
University-wide Fall Welcome Events
Check out the Student Life & Engagement webpage for the full Fall Welcome 2023 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
Photos Tell a Story!
Check out photo albums from some of our recent Fall Welcome events. We’re grateful for the lasting connections we have made with students, including many students who volunteered to help make the events run smoothly! Grad & professional students at MSU are just the BEST!