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The following link can be used to purchase all COGS tickets and service items available to Graduate and Professional Students at MSU.  These include Wharton Center tickets and other special events throughout the year. Items will be added as they become available.

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Graduate School Welcoming and Resource Fair August 29th

August 29th – Save the Date! 

All NEW and RETURNING Graduate Students are invited to attend the Graduate School’s Virtual Welcoming and Resource Fair. Saturday, August 29 from 8:30 AM – Noon. COGS will be there! Additional information coming soon and will be posted on

Make sure to check our Fall Welcome page as the date nears for updates on welcome back to school events and activities.

Third Annual Communicating Science Conference for Graduate Students (ComSciCon)

ComSciCon 2020 Flyer

We are excited to announce the third annual Communicating Science Conference for Graduate Students (ComSciCon) in the Michigan region, which will take place via Zoom from August 22nd-23rd, 2020!

The ComSciCon workshop series is designed to empower graduate students to communicate the complex and technical concepts that arise in research in science, engineering and other technical fields to broad and diverse audiences, beyond fellow practitioners in the field.

We have an exciting program of events planned. Attendees will network with fellow graduate student leaders in science communication, produce original writing for publication, and learn from expert writers and communicators.

ComSciCon-MI 2020 will be held over two full days on August 22nd-23rd, 2020. Applications are open NOW and the application period will close at 11:59pm EDT on June 26th, 2020.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, the conference will now be held online via Zoom! There will be no registration fee (only a refundable deposit) for attendees, but only a limited number of spots are available. Attendees will be selected through a competitive application process. The application consists of only a few short answer questions, outlined at

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us ( or find us on Twitter (@ComSciConMI)! Additional information can also be found on our website.

ComSciCon-MI 2020 is organized by graduate students at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. We are grateful for contributions from the following sponsors, without whom we couldn’t offer this workshop: 

UofM Life Sciences Institute, UM Physics, MSU Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, MSU Ecology/Evolutionary Biology/Behavior, UofM Bioartography, MSU Graduate School, MSU Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MSU Council of Graduate Students, and MSU SciComm.