Thursday, July 20th 10:00am - 12:00pm

Greater Lansing Maker Faire

Hosted by MSU Masters of Arts in Educational Technology Summer Students

Thursday, July 20, 2017

10a.m. -

12 p.m.

Located at MSU Library

All ages welcome

Free Admission

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MSU Library

Thursday, August 3rd 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Tech Thursday

TechThursday gatherings happen the first Thursday of every month, bringing folks together for great conversation, hors d'oeurves, and locally crafted beverages. This is a more casual gathering, where one gets to engage with our community, connect with old friends, meet fresh faces, and discover new ways to thrive in the Greater Lansing Area's dynamic culture of innovation.

300 Room MSU Innovation Center 325 E Grand River Ave East Lansing, MI 48823

Friday, August 11th 6:00pm - Sunday, August 13th 6:00pm

Great Lakes Folk Festival

Friday 6pm - 10:30pm, Saturday noon-10:30pm, and Sunday noon-6:00pm

Come experience three days of the richness of music, dance, arts and culture from across America and around the world at the Great Lakes Folk Festival. This award-winning festival, also features a Folk Arts marketplace, Michigan Heritage Awards, children's activities, and more!

Downtown East Lansing

Saturday, August 19th 9:11am - 9:00pm

Art Feast in Old Town

oin us in Old Town for a celebration of Art and Food at the 2017 ARTFEAST! There will be sidewalk sales throughout the neighborhood, and an Art Fair and Food Truck Rally! Don't miss the fun.

Old Town Lansing - Turner & Grand River

Saturday, August 26th 10:00am - 5:00pm

Lansing Pagan Pride Day

Come join the Mid-Michigan Pagan Council as we celebrate community at our 2017 Pagan Pride event. We will have vendors, workshops, food, music and more. The event is completely free!

The MMPC is without tradition, we celebrate spiritual freedom, fellowship, and personal beliefs. We strive to build a strong community in the Mid Michigan area that is both supportive and a source of pride for everyone involved.

Valhalla Park, 4000 Keller Rd., Holt, MI 48842

Sunday, August 27th 9:00am - Friday, September 1st 9:00pm

Fill The Bus Campaign

Fill the Bus Service Project - On going all day. Each college will have a focus area for donations to local community organizations. For details, watch for e-mails and other communications from your college. For more information, visit the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement website or call 353-4400.

Breslin Center

Sunday, August 27th 7:00pm - 9:00pm

One Book One Community

Meet author Saroo Brierley as he discusses his experiences, talks about “A Long Way Home,” answers questions from the audience and signs books. Admission is first come, first serve. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Rd.

Sunday, August 27th 9:00pm - Monday, August 28th 12:00am

Bowling at MSU Union

Evening activities (Coordinated with Residence Education and Housing Services as an extension of community building activities.)

MSU Union Room 26

Monday, August 28th 11:00am - Thursday, August 31st 3:00pm

Drop In Days

11am - 3pm daily, drop in to Career Services in the Student Services Building all week! Our career advisors will be available with resources to help you find a part-time job, tips to polish your resume and advice for preparing for the Student Job & Internship Fair coming up on Wednesday, September 6.

Student Services Building, Room 113

Monday, August 28th 5:00pm - 6:30pm

LBGT Resource Center New Student Welcome

The LBGT Resource Center welcomes all new LGBTQ+ students to come together to learn more about our staff, meet other new and current LGBTQ students, and learn about campus resources and organizations. Participants get to head to U-Fest together following the Welcome!

Human Ecology, Room 300

Monday, August 28th 7:00pm - 10:00pm

UAB 36th Annual U-Fest

Free Activities: henna, temporary tattoos, photobooth, inflatables, caricatures, psychics, live music, get your picture taken with Sparty. Free food and drink samples. Giveaways from our sponsors as well as an MSU mesh drawstring bag and blinky cup.

MSU Union

Monday, August 28th 8:00pm - Tuesday, August 29th 12:00am

Moonlight Madness Shopping Spree

2 locations - Lake Lansing and Okemos). Catch CATA buses, stops all over campus, look for signage!

Moonlight Madness provides a great opportunity to hop onto a FREE CATA (Capitol Area Transit Authority) bus to local Meijer stores. You don’t have to spend money to join in the fun with the free food, entertainment and give-aways. However, many students complete their residence hall room decorating with their roommates, buy last minute school supplies, stock-up on snacks, or purchase a donation for the “Fill the Bus” project. Buses begin loading at 8:00 p.m. from designated bus stops across campus. The last pickup bus departs campus at 11:15 p.m. FREE return rides on CATA continue until the event ends at 12:00 midnight.

Campus to Meijer (grocery store)

Tuesday, August 29th 2:00pm - 4:30pm

RCPD Welcome Orientation Workshop and Open House

Meet your Ability Access Specialist and learn about accommodations & services available to you. VISA accommodation letters will be provided to those who request them in advance. Faculty will be available for questions, and light refreshments will be served.

120 Bessey Hall

Tuesday, August 29th 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular

You are strongly encouraged to join us for the "Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular" event showcasing some of our traditional programs with a touch of a few new and spectacular components. Spartan Spectacular will kick-off with a Fall Welcome Cook-out. This will be followed by our traditional Sparticipation event which will highlight over 400 student organizations. Next up will be the biggest Pep Rally in the “Big Ten”, the Spartan Spirit event. Spartan Spirit will feature greetings by campus VIP’s including President Simon, numerous athletic coaches, and the MSU homecoming court. MSU’s own magnificent MSU Marching band will be on hand as well, to provide lots of traditional MSU songs that will let you know you are truly at “the school known to all”! We will close out the evening with a spectacular Spartan laser show. Don’t miss this spectacular Spartan event that will officially start your academic career.

4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The "Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular", Cherry Lane Field

Fall Welcome Cookout - Food Service ends at 8:00 p.m.

Sparticipation sponsored by the Department of Student Life

Spartan Spirit sponsored by the Department of Student Life and Spartan Athletics

Music and Spartan Showcase

Spartan Fireworks Show

Cherry Lane Field

Tuesday, September 5th 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Greek Fall Welcome

Come down to The Rock on Farm Lane and enjoy free food, games and entertainment with one of the largest, most active communities at Michigan State. The Greek Fall Welcome brings together over fifty Greek chapters, representing all four major Greek councils. This all-inclusive event is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Greek Life and what we stand for, and decide if joining a Greek organization is right for you. Regardless of whether you came to college expecting to go Greek, or have never considered the idea, there is no better way to spend a September evening than with good food, friends, and fun times. See you at the Rock!

The Rock

Wednesday, September 6th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Student Job & Internship Fair

Find on-campus and local area jobs and internships in Career Services.

Spartan Stadium Office Tower, 4th Floor, 535 Chestnut Rd. Huntington Club

Thursday, September 7th 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cultural Transitions Student Welcome Reception/Spartan Remix

Spartan Remix is a cultural celebration. This unique event of MUSIC, ART, and CULTURE truly captures the essence of collaboration and interculturalism by creating a space for the MSU community to come together in celebration and education of diverse communities.

This event is led by student organizations from CORES-Council of Racial and Ethnic Students (i.e. BSA/Black Student Alliance, NAISO/North American Indigenous Student Organization, APASO/Asian Pacific American Student Organization, and CRU/Culturas de las Razas Unidas), the Coalition of LBGTA/Lesbian-Bi-sexual- Gay-Transgender-Allies, ISA/International Student Association, and CIC/Campus Interfaith Council along with many diverse multicultural organizations at MSU and coordinated by the Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions. For questions, or call (517) 353-9140.

Auditorium Field by The Rock