Upcoming Family Orientation Programs

Welcome to the MSU Family! Soon your student will be participating in New Student Orientation (NSO)! Michigan State University is committed to helping your student achieve their goals. We understand the important role you have played in preparing your student for their higher education. MSU recognizes the importance of family/caregiver(s), students, and the university working together to encourage your student’s success.

We are curating opportunities for you to connect with campus experts, other families and caregivers, and the NSO team throughout the summer. Live webinars will be available for you to participate in, on topics we know you and your student will be seeking information. We encourage you to watch them together, if possible! These webinars will be held at four different times, on week day and weekend days, in the hopes of finding a time convenient for you. Can’t make it? We’ll record one for you! Recordings will be available as soon as they are transcribed!

We will also be offering the opportunity to have more time to connect with NSO, directly, through our Family Friday programs. On select Fridays, we will be offering student panels, suggestions on ways to support your student, and information on YOUR transition. (Your life will be changing, too, as you send your student to MSU!) NSO staff will be available to answer any and all of your questions, or guide you to the best resource for the answer. We encourage you to join us on any Friday that works for your schedule!

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Family Orientation

Families and Caregivers for all students starting in summer or fall 2021 are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities throughout the summer. If you have not already registered for the Family Orientation, please register! You will need your students APID number in order to register. Watch for information coming soon!

If you are a family/caregiver(s) of a new international Spartan student, we recommend connecting with the Office for International Students and Scholars and their information and opportunities for international families.

Are you wondering what communication your student has received about their New Student Orientation (NSO) experience?