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 are also encouraged to visit the Student Services Building to learn more about the resources available through MSU's Career Services Network. More information can be found at careernetwork.msu.edu


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.

Animal Science Farm Tour Friday's are student-led tours of the Department of Animal Science Teaching and Research Centers at MSU. Tours will occur on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • November 3
  • November 10
  • November 17

Students may arrange to meet with College of Arts and Letters representatives by calling (517) 355-0366 or emailing Laura Essig at essiglau@msu.edu 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 adviser to explore major requirements, college admission and career paths. Choose from Teacher Education or Kinesiology/Athletic Training.

Presentations are held in 134 Erickson Hall. Please schedule in advance by emailing Robin Lenkart at lenkartr@msu.edu or calling (517) 353-9680.

Fall semester 2017 (11 a.m. to noon)

  • Friday, October 13
  • Monday, October 16
  • Friday, October 20
  • Monday, October 23
  • Friday, November 3
  • Friday, November 17

Spring semester 2018 (2:30 to 3:30 p.m.)

  • Friday, January 19
  • Monday, February 12
  • Monday, February 19
  • Friday, February 23
  • Friday, March 2
  • Friday, March 9
  • Friday, March 16
  • Friday, March 23
  • Friday, April 6
  • Friday, April 13
  • Friday, April 20

Prospective College of Engineering students can register for a presentation and tour on most Mondays and Fridays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fall semester tours begin in October and run through December.

Prospective Student Presentations will be held on Mondays and Fridays, starting on October 20.

Admitted Student Presentations will be held on Thursdays, starting on November 2.

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 October 20, October 27, November 10, and November 17.
  • Junior Visit Days are designed for high school juniors and their families and will take place in February, March, and April of 2018, with specific dates TBA.
  • Meet Madison Admitted Student Days are for admitted students and their families and will take place in February, March, and April of 2018, with specific dates TBA.
  • 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 Adviser, 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.

Lyman Briggs College (LBC) is a residential college housed in Holmes Hall for students interested in math and science with a focus on bridging the gap between science and 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 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Please schedule in advance by visiting the College of Nursing website. Presentations will occur on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 22 (Bott C125)
  • Friday, October 20 (Bott C125)
  • Friday, November 17 (Bott C125)
  • Friday, February 16 (Bott C160)
  • Friday, March 16 (Bott C125)
  • Friday, April 20 (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 attend our upcoming visit days

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.

Students interested in pursuing Veterinary Medicine after they complete an appropriate bachelor’s degree can find visit information online.