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Academic department visits

Students interested in a particular major, program or other academic opportunities are encouraged to take advantage of one or more of the department visit options below. Departments are currently offering a mix of in-person and virtual visits. To see which colleges and departments your academic interests belong to, explore our career interest areas.

Informational sessions for prospective students and families are offered most Tuesday and Friday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Sessions may be virtual, in-person or both depending on select dates. Sessions will cover an overview of the Broad College of Business, college admissions pathways, majors/academic curriculum and student opportunities and services. Visit the Broad website for more information and to register for a session.

Students are encouraged to visit MSU's Career Services Network website to learn more about the wealth of resources, tools and opportunities available to students.

For students interested in learning more about majors in the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, please contact Jeff Keson, Assistant Director for Recruitment & Retention, at

The College of Arts & Letters Visit Days are a series of opportunities to learn more about the various programs ranging from English to world language studies. Information about our Citizen Scholars program will also be provided. 

The Visit Days will take place in B-130 Wells Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the following Fridays:

  • September 15, 2023
  • September 29, 2023
  • October 13, 2023
  • October 27, 2023
  • November 10, 2023
  • December 1, 2023

Please confirm your attendance by sending a short email to

Additionally, prospective students can email our Recruitment Coordinator Rachel Cortez at to coordinate a visit with a specific program within the College of Arts & Letters. 

Students interested in Communication Arts and Sciences programs including journalism, information science, games & interactive media, digital storytelling, communication, communication leadership and strategy, communicative sciences and disorders, advertising, and public relations, can schedule a virtual or in-person meeting with an academic adviser by calling (517) 355-1794 at least two weeks prior to their desired meeting date.

The College of Education encourages students to consider teacher education and kinesiology for their area of study. Prospective students can call (517) 353-9680 or email if they would like to register for a Zoom information session held on the following dates at 5:30 p.m. ET:

  • October 16, 2023
  • November 13, 2023
  • December 11, 2023

In-person Education information sessions will be held on Fridays at Noon in Erickson Hall, beginning September 15, 2023. Kinesiology session options are forthcoming.

Thank you for your interest in Michigan State University's College of Engineering! We look forward to your visit.

Presentation and tour
Fall Semester presentations and tours begin in October and run through December. Select your desired presentation and tour at least a few days before your visit. Registration is required. Walk-ins are not permitted since the presentation room is at max capacity.

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Future Spartan Engineers Preview Day
Engineering Preview Day is another great event for prospective students. It will take place on October 14, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meet with professors, tour laboratories, learn about majors and careers, and much more.

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If you have questions or need assistance, please call our office at 517-353-7282 or email us at We will be happy to connect with you personally or via Zoom.

The College of Music Admissions Office is open for in-person visits. In-person visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance for a weekday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. To schedule a time to meet with the College of Music admissions staff, or to address any other questions or concerns, call (517) 355-2140 or email For more information on visiting the College of Music, including online and virtual tour options, visit the College of Music website.

The College of Natural Science (NatSci) will be hosting Undergraduate Visit Days during Fall 2023, both in-person and online. At your Visit Day, you can expect to meet the NatSci Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator for a presentation and Q&A session.

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Upcoming Visit Days:

  • Virtual - Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Zoom
  • In Person - Friday, September 29, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. ET in the Natural Science Building Room 128
  • Virtual - Thursday October 26, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Zoom
  • In Person - Friday, October 27, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. ET in the Natural Science Building Room 128
  • Virtual - Monday, November 13, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Zoom
  • In Person - Friday, November 17, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. ET in the Natural Science Building Room 128

Can’t make it to the Visit Days? No problem! Students interested in the variety of undergraduate degree programs within the College of Natural Science can schedule an appointment with the College of Natural Science Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator by emailing or calling 517-355-4470. Appointment times will be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, and are available both in-person and online.

The College of Nursing hosts a variety of information sessions throughout the academic year. During these events, students have the opportunity to learn more about program requirements and the admissions process, as well as ask questions of our faculty and advisers. Interested students should visit the College of Nursing events page to register. Any general inquiries can be directed to (517) 353-4827 or If you would like to schedule an individual appointment with our recruitment staff, please email

Students interested in the variety of degree programs within the College of Social Science can schedule an appointment with an academic adviser in their related department/major of interest. Appointment times can generally be scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. For general questions please email Go Green! 

Individuals interested in the Veterinary Nursing Program can reach out to for more information.

Please note: the Veterinary Medical Center is typically not able to accommodate tours of the hospital due to student and employee safety as well as biosecurity safety, however there is a virtual tour online.

Students interested in learning about education abroad opportunities at MSU can visit the Office for Education Abroad website for more information. Advisers are available for questions Monday through Friday in-person, over email and on the phone. Zoom appointments are also available. Visit the Education Abroad Advising Center page for details and contact information.

Students interested in the exploratory preference major can schedule a virtual meeting with an Exploratory Preference academic adviser. During these appointments, a neighborhood adviser can discuss your interests and options with you, and help you make a schedule for exploring. Students can take advantage of this amazing opportunity to find a major that’s a good fit.

Prospective and admitted students interested in learning more about the MSU Honors College can visit the Honors College admissions page for more details. Both in-person and virtual recruitment events will be offered during the semester. For more information, please contact the Honors College via email at or call (517) 355-2326 with any additional questions.
Prospective and admitted students interested in learning more about James Madison College, MSU’s residential college focused on public affairs and public policy programs, are encouraged to reach out to the recruitment team at (517) 353-5260 or A range of in-person and virtual visit opportunities are available this semester in individual and group settings. More information and online registration can be found on the James Madison College visit page.

Lyman Briggs College (LBC) is a science-focused residential college connecting the natural sciences and mathematics with the humanities and social sciences. LBC has both virtual and in-person visits. For a list of visit options, see the Visit LBC web page. You may also contact the college's recruitment officers via email at

The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) offers in-person and virtual visit options, as well as programs for prospective students.

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Add a stop to RCAH during your campus visit

What is RCAH?
RCAH is a vibrant living-learning community devoted to using the arts and humanities to make positive change in the world. It has all the advantages of a small, private college, but with the opportunities of a large research university!

Students and alumni are thinkers, explorers, activists, creators and community builders who use their RCAH degree for the common good.

RCAH isn’t an “art school,” but RCAH students and faculty are creative and thoughtful as they use the arts and humanities to address today’s most important issues.

If you are a student who wants to customize all your interests into one amazing major at MSU, come visit RCAH and find out how you can live your learning with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

For more information visit the RCAH website or email

Students interested in learning more about academic and career options in The School of Hospitality Business, part of the Eli Broad College of Business, can call (517) 353-9747 or email for an appointment. Appointments can be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. During the appointments, students will learn about the history of the nation’s second-oldest hospitality program and find out more about academic programs, admission procedures, extracurricular activities and career opportunities.