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An aerial time lapse of cars driving past a parking lot on MSU's campus at night

We’re excited to see you soon! As you plan your trip, keep in mind that East Lansing is in the Eastern Time Zone and observes daylight saving time. 

Program locations 

Students attending the prospective or transfer student admissions presentations will report to the third floor of the MSU Union, located between Grand River Avenue and Circle Drive on Abbot Road. Students attending an admitted student program, Green and White Day or any other admissions program should refer to their confirmation email for program location.


If you are unfamiliar with East Lansing, please be aware that parking is challenging. We recommend arriving early in order to find parking and make your way to your program location. 

The visitor parking lot 79 south of Spartan Stadium is recommended and allows all-day parking. The cost is approximately $2.00 per hour. 

You can view additional on-campus parking options by visiting and selecting “visitor parking” under "categories" in the menu. For more details on these additional parking options, see the resources provided by the MSU police or the City of East Lansing

Visitors should be aware that designated handicap-accessible parking, faculty/staff parking, metered parking and loading zones are enforced at all times. Failure to obey posted signs and regulations may result in ticketing. Michigan State University is not responsible for tickets nor will the university pay for or refund any fines from tickets.

Walking directions

To get from the visitor parking lot 79 to the MSU Union, we suggest following the walking route planned through Google Maps.

Driving directions
Additional visitor parking
Downtown East Lansing parking
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