NSO Family and Supporter Orientation Overview

Welcome to the MSU family! We are thrilled that your student is embarking on an incredible journey with New Student Orientation (NSO)! At Michigan State University, we are dedicated to helping your student achieve their goals, and we recognize the crucial role you play in preparing them for their college experience. That’s why we have exciting engagement opportunities lined up for students, families, and supporters! Check out our “Preparing Families For Spring 2024” page for more information about virtual orientation, in-person orientation, resources, and other engagement opportunities.

Family and Supporter NSO Newsletters

We believe in keeping you well-informed every step of the way. That’s why we’ll be sending you a series of bi-weekly e-newsletters packed with essential information, next steps, resources, videos, and important deadlines. These newsletters will also guide you through the Family and Supporter virtual orientation experience and provide key information about the in-person orientation experience in January.

We can’t wait to keep the lines of communication open and share exciting updates with you over the next few months. Click the link below to access our e-newsletter communications:

Spring 2024 NSO Newsletters

*Attention, international Spartan families and supporters! For those of you connected to our new international students, we recommend reaching out to the Office for International Students and Scholars. They will be sharing invaluable information tailored specifically for international students and families.*

Additional Resources 

Please check out our interactive Family and Supporter Checklist for key orientation steps to prepare you for your student’s transition and set you both up for success.

Looking for things to do in the Greater Lansing area? Want tips for your (and your student’s) transition to MSU? Please visit our Family and Supporter Orientation Resources page for tips, places to visit, key conversations to have with your student, and more! Make sure to check out the “Family Corner” in our Family and Supporter newsletters for highlights of Greater Lansing and an introduction to key campus resources.

We’re Here to Help!

If you or your student have any questions or need support during the New Student Orientation experience, our dedicated NSO Office is just a phone call or email away. Reach out to us at nso@msu.edu or give us a ring at 517-355-8490. We’re excited to assist you and your student as they seamlessly transition into the vibrant MSU community.

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