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Academic sessions

All in-person academic information sessions are currently suspended due to the novel coronavirus. However, there are still many ways for students and parents to learn about our academic programs and connect with departments virtually.


Academic department visits

The options listed below allow students and parents to connect virtually with academic departments, or access supplemental information via each department website. All admissions-specific inquiries should still be communicated by contacting the Office of Admissions.

Please know that most academic units will be using Zoom for virtual communications.


The Eli Broad College of Business invites prospective students and admitted students to communicate via email or Zoom. Comprehensive Zoom sessions take place on select Thursdays and prior registration is required. These sessions provide more information about Broad majors, college and major admissions, academic curriculum, student life, education abroad and services available to Broad students. Additional information and online registration for all visit options can be found on the Visit Broad website.
Students interested in the vast range of programs within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources can arrange a CANR appointment via phone or Zoom, or email Jeff Keson, the assistant director for recruitment and retention, directly at kesonjef@msu.edu.
Students may arrange to meet with College of Arts and Letters representatives through Zoom. These meetings can be scheduled by emailing LaDonna Croffe at croffela@msu.edu at least one week prior to their desired meeting date. You can also register for one of our upcoming Virtual Visit Days.
Students interested in the range of Communication Arts and Sciences programs that include areas of study such as journalism, media and information, communications and advertising, can schedule a virtual 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.
Interested students and families can connect with the MSU College of Engineering via Zoom information sessions, between now and April 20. Additional information is available on the Engineering website. For questions and scheduling, please contact future-engineer@egr.msu.edu.
MSU's College of Music is very committed to connecting with prospective and admitted students, along with their families, about becoming a Spartan. In place of in-person visits at this time, we invite you to schedule a virtual meeting with the College of Music admissions staff. Additionally, you can always contact the College of Music Admissions Office at music.admissions@msu.edu with any questions or concerns.
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 will be scheduling a Zoom information session in the coming weeks, which will address program requirements and the admissions process, as well as answer questions. For now, interested students and families should visit the College of Nursing website. Any inquiries can be directed to (517) 353-4827 or con.nurse@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 provides webinars for high school students interested in learning more about the preveterinary and veterinary technology majors. The next webinar date and time is April 22, 2020. For information about registering for a webinar, email cvm.futurestudent@msu.edu.

Current undergraduate college students interested in learning more about the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional program may also schedule a phone or Zoom appointment by sending an email to cvm.futurestudent@msu.edu.
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. Individual family meetings via Zoom teleconferencing are available by appointment. More information and online registration for future visit options will be posted on the James Madison College website.
Lyman Briggs College (LBC) is a science-focused residential college connecting the natural sciences and mathematics with the humanities and social sciences. LBC will be hosting several online visits beginning Friday, March 27, through Zoom. For a list of virtual visit days, please go to 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 an innovative, living-learning degree designed for students who are interested in the liberal arts. Students who would like to learn more about RCAH are encouraged to schedule a Zoom or Skype meeting by calling (517) 355-0210. 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.
Students interested in the exploratory preference major can schedule a virtual meeting with an academic adviser from the Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC). 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. Informational webinars will be offered during the semester. To receive information on webinar dates, please contact the Honors College via email at honors@msu.edu
or call (517) 355-2326 with any additional questions.
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.
Students interested in future education abroad opportunities may schedule a virtual appointment Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. ET through the Office of Education Abroad’s remote advising resource page or by emailing the office at abroad@msu.edu.

Areas of study video playlist

Explore the different areas of study offered at MSU through this video playlist. Each video covers one overarching area of study that can be pursued in more detail through the majors offered at MSU. Some of the areas of study include agriculture, business, STEM, health sciences, communication, education and cultural studies.

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