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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.

For admissions-specific questions, please contact the Office of Admissions.


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 any of the programs within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the college offers “Fall Fridays” on Sept. 23 and 30 and Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Each session begins at 1 p.m., and we also advise students and families to sign up for the 10 a.m. Office of Admissions campus visit program. Fall Fridays will include a brief college of Agriculture and Natural Resources presentation followed by students breaking into smaller groups, based on majors. The smaller groups will then chat with academic advisers and current students within that designated academic area.

Sign up for a Fall Friday or consider attending one of the virtual programs offered by the college.

Options for virtual and in-person meetings with College of Arts and Letters will be posted in the coming weeks. For information in the interim, please visit futurespartans.cal.msu.edu.
Students interested in Communication Arts and Sciences programs including journalism, media and information, 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 lenkartr@msu.edu if they would like to connect with a College of Education academic adviser.

The College of Engineering hosts in-person presentations and tours for the fall semester beginning in October and running through December. Visit the College of Engineering website to sign up for a presentation and tour.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call the office of Future Engineers at 517-353-7282 or email future-engineer@egr.msu.edu. The college will be happy to connect with you personally or via Zoom. The college thanks you for your interest and looks forward to your visit!

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 MUSIC.Admissions@msu.edu. For more information on visiting the College of Music, including online and virtual tour options, visit the College of Music website.

Students interested in the variety of degree programs within the College of Natural Science can schedule a Zoom or phone appointment with the related departmental academic adviser. Those interested in pursuing admission to a professional health school upon graduation from MSU can arrange a Zoom or phone appointment with a pre-health adviser by calling (517) 355-8419 at least two weeks before their desired meeting date. Appointment times will be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

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 con.nurse@msu.edu. If you would like to schedule an individual appointment with our recruitment staff, please email monetmol@msu.edu.

Students interested in learning more about the College of Social Science can schedule a Zoom meeting by calling (517) 355-6676 or emailing ssc.academicaffairs@msu.edu at least two weeks prior to their desired meeting date.

The College of Veterinary Medicine hosts informational webinars for high school students.

Click each date to register. Registration is required. All times are Eastern Standard. 

Individuals may email cvm.futurestudent@msu.edu for information about registering for our webinars.

Current undergraduate students seeking to transfer to MSU, are encouraged to schedule Zoom appointments by emailing cvm.futurestudent@msu.edu.

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. These include our September 23 and October 7 Honors College Prospective Student Events (RSVP required). For more information, please contact the Honors College via email at honors@msu.edu 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 jmcadmin@msu.edu. 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 lbc.recruiting@msu.edu.

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

Set up a visit with RCAH

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 rcah@msu.edu.

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 shbsirc@msu.edu 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.