Academic department visits

Michigan State University encourages interested students and families to consider visiting a specific academic college or unit while on campus. Each of these programs is designed as an add-on session to a campus visit program offered by the Office of Admissions.

If you are interested in participating in one of the academic visit programs, first RSVP for a program offered by the Office of Admissions and then contact the specific academic unit per the information below. Note that units only offer programs between September and April. 


Students interested in the vast range of programs within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources can arrange a visit by contacting Assistant Director of Student Recruitment Nathan Westfall by email or by calling (517) 355-0234 in advance of their campus visit.

Students can make arrangements to meet with College of Arts and Letters representatives by calling (517) 355-0366 at least one week prior to their desired date for a campus visit. For more information, visit spartanartsandletters.com.

The Eli Broad College of Business provides a presentation for interested students and families covering academic programs, student life, the college/major admission process, career services and study abroad. A tour of the college facilities is included. Presentations take place on select Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the Eli Broad College of Business. Visit Broad College of Business for more information. Prospective and admitted students who have not yet enrolled should plan to attend this presentation, as individual advising appointments are reserved for enrolled students.

Students interested in the range Communication Arts and Sciences programs that includes areas such as Journalism, Media and Information, Communication and Advertising can make arrangements to meet with an Academic Advisor by calling (517) 355-1794 at least two weeks prior to their desired date for a campus visit. Times are generally scheduled before or after the campus presentation.

The College of Education invites prospective students and their families to visit Erickson Hall for a small group information session with an academic advisor to explore major requirements, College admission and career paths. Choose from Teacher Education or Kinesiology/Athletic Training.

Presentations are held in 134 Erickson Hall from 11 a.m. – noon during fall semester and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. during spring semester. Please schedule in advance by calling (517) 353-9680.

Presentations will occur on:

Fall semester 2016

  • Friday, October 14
  • Monday, October 17
  • Friday, October 21
  • Friday, October 28
  • Friday, November 4
  • Friday, November 18
  • Friday, March 24
  • Friday, April 7
  • Friday, April 14
  • Friday, April 21

Spring semester 2017

  • Friday, January 20
  • Monday, February 13
  • Friday, February 17
  • Friday, February 24
  • Friday, March 10
  • Friday, March 17

Prospective College of Engineering students can register for a presentation and tour on most Mondays and Fridays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The fall semester presentations start on October 7th and run through December 5th. Another great opportunity to check out the College of Engineering is Preview Day, held on October 1st.

More information is available from the College of Engineering.

Students and families who have reviewed the online Honors College admissions information and have further questions can call (517) 355-2326 or email the Honors College staff one week prior to their desired date for a campus visit.

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 at least two weeks prior to their desired date for a campus visit. Appointments times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. During the visit, students will learn about the history of the nation’s second oldest hospitality program as well as academic programs, admission procedures, extracurricular activities and career opportunities for graduates.

Prospective and admitted students interested in learning more about James Madison College, MSU’s residential college focused on public and international affairs, can sign up for a visit day program or an individual appointment.

  • Fall Visit Days are designed for high school seniors and their families and will take place at 10 a.m. on September 23, October 7, October 28, and November 11.
  • Junior Visit Days are designed for high school juniors and their families and will take place at 10 a.m. on February 17, March 15, March 24, and April 14.
  • Meet Madison Admitted Student Days are for admitted students and their families and will take place at 2:30 p.m. on February 20, March 17, March 31, April 7, and April 17.
  • Individual appointments occur during standard business hours on select weekdays from September - December, and January - April. They include an overview of James Madison College provided by an Academic Advisor, as well as an optional tour of academic areas of Case Hall provided by a current student.

More information and online registration for all visit options can be found on the James Madison College website. Questions can be directed to (517) 353-5260 or jmcadmin@msu.edu.

For students interested in MSU’s science-focused residential program, Lyman Briggs College hosts presentations and facility tours on select Mondays and Fridays. Space is limited and seats fill quickly. Students and families should visit Lyman Briggs College to view dates and related information.

Lyman Briggs College (LBC) is a residential college housed in Holmes Hall for students interested in math, science and the humanities. LBC hosts visit day events on select Mondays and Fridays throughout the academic year. Space is limited, and seats fill up quickly. Register online.

More information is available on the LBC website or by contacting our main office at 517-353-6480. 

If visit days are full or do not work for your schedule, a self-guided walking tour of Holmes Hall/LBC is located at our Main Office, E35 Holmes Hall, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. If you would like to see a residential living space on a self-guided tour, you will need to contact Residential Education and Hospitality Services to schedule by calling 517-884-0640 or requesting online. Please allow at least three business days between form submission and preferred tour date.

The LBC community looks forward to seeing you on campus!

Interested students can sign up for visits by contacting the College of Music. These visits generally occur during business hours Monday through Friday. Please review the College of Music visit page to help plan your trip.

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

The College of Nursing welcomes prospective students and families to visit the Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research for a small group information session. During this visit, an academic adviser will explain program requirements and the admissions process and answer questions.

Presentations are held from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Please schedule in advance by visiting the College of Nursing website. Presentations will occur on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 16 (Bott C125)
  • Friday, October 21 (Bott C125)
  • Friday, November 18 (Bott C125)
  • Friday, January 20 (Life Science A230)
  • Friday, February 17 (Life Science A230)
  • Friday, March 17 (Bott C125)
  • Friday, April 21 (Bott C125)

Questions can be directed to (517) 353-4827 or nurse@hc.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 interested in learning more about RCAH are encouraged to attend a Junior Preview Day on March 28, April 1, April 4, April 8 or April 15 from 3 to 5 p.m.

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 interested in learning more about RCAH are encouraged to attend Preview Day on Saturday, October 22nd from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Future Fridays will be available for those unable to attend Preview Day on September 23rd, September 30th, October 7th, and October 14th from 3 to 5 p.m.

Students are also able to set up a personal visit by calling 517-355-0210. For more information, visit RCAH or email rcah@msu.edu.

Students interested in learning more about visiting the College of Social Science should call (517) 355-6676 or email connel67@msu.edu at least two weeks prior to their desired date of visit.