NSO Webinar Series

SUMMER 2021 WEBINAR SERIES

Summer NSO webinars have ended for 2021.  Feel free to view the recordings below.  Thank you for attending!

The Summer 2021 Webinar Series will take place virtually but synchronously throughout May, June, and July. We will offer webinars on various topics we know you will be seeking. We encourage you to watch them together with family member/caregiver(s), if possible! These webinars will be held at four different times, on weekdays and weekend days, in the hopes of finding a convenient time for you. We will be using platform captioning for these webinars. For additional accommodations, or questions about captioning, please email nso@msu.edu at least two weeks prior to the webinar of need.

Can’t make it to a webinar? We’ll record one for you! Recordings will be available once they are transcribed, usually one to two weeks after the live event. A translation of the recording transcription in Spanish and simplified Chinese will also be available here.

The Password for all sessions is: NSO

(Links to webinars will not be active until the time of event and times are Eastern Daylight Time EDT)

Webinar Topics:

Housing and Dining Sign-Up Overview

Living on campus at Michigan State University is an integral part of the Spartan experience. In this session you will learn more about on-campus living in our five distinct neighborhoods and what housing and dining options you will have during your 2+ years on campus. The MSU Neighborhood model ensures that, no matter where you make your on-campus home, you’ll be close to the support you need to make your time at MSU a success.

This session will go over our NEW! Housing Sign-Up Process and answer all questions pertaining to incoming student sign-up.

Housing and Dining Sign-Up Overview Webinar Recording

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Advising

Join us for the Academic Advising and Course Enrollment webinar!  During this webinar current academic advisors will explain what academic advising at MSU is, what advisors expect of incoming students and how to prepare for your advising appointment, general MSU degree requirements, and what students can expect after their advising appointment.  We understand that academic advising appointments and enrolling in courses is of utmost importance and look forward to helping you know what to expect!

Advising Webinar Recording

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Financial Aid/Student Billing

The Student Accounts Office provides students with all billing and payment services.  We also are responsible for refunding excess financial aid and credit balances on your student account.  If your tuition will be paid by a third party, such as an employer or international sponsor, our office is responsible for billing the third party as well.

General billing and due dates will be covered.  We will discuss information on the various methods of payment that are accepted, as well as providing information on the payment plans that are offered to help you pay your bill.  Additional topics such as how guests (e.g.- parents, others) can be given access to view and pay your bill, and information on refunds for excess financial aid will also be covered.

Financial Aid/Student Billing Webinar Recording

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MSU Police Department/Parking

The MSU Police department serves to enhance the quality of life on campus by building relationships, reducing crime, enforcing laws, preserving peace, and providing a safer environment for MSU Spartans. However, we all have a role in making the MSU Campus a safe place to learn, work and live, and our officers will share the simple things you can do to enhance your safety while at MSU. The following topics will be covered at the webinar: General overview of the MSU Police Department and the services they provide, general parking information, ways to stay safe on campus in the residence halls and around campus, the MSU Alert system and the use of the Spot On App and pay-by-plate parking systems.

MSU Police Department/Parking Webinar Recording

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Student Health and Wellness

Student Health and Wellness works to prevent and treat health issues, prioritize and de-stigmatize mental health, provide data-backed services for students and more. Our presentation will cover how to access services (including free programs and services), what MSU students say about their behavior and approach to health and more. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Spartan family!

Student Health and Wellness Webinar Recording

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Student Affairs and Services

Learn how the out-of-classroom opportunities at Michigan State University complements what you’re learning in the classroom and discover all the ways you can enrich your college experience and help you define your future. The Division of Student Affairs and Services is focused on supporting students through their journey here at MSU. Discover how we can help you. 

Student Affairs and Services Webinar Recording

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Academic Expectations

Webinar has been canceled.

Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC)

The NSSC Webinar will provide you with essential information to start your MSU experience with meaningful connections to a myriad of services, programs and staff within the Spartan community.  This session will give you an overview of the role: academic advising, engagement centers, pathway programs, and others, will play in your student success journey.  We are so excited to connect with you, please join us during our NSSC Live Webinar.

Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC) Webinar Recording

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Housing Move-In

Move-in day is an exciting time for students and their families. The Residence Education and Housing Services and Culinary Services teams prepare all summer for your arrival in the fall! This session will serve as a helpful resource for some of the more common questions you may have surrounding move-in day and your first weeks on campus.

Housing Move-In Webinar Recording

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Transfer Students: Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative North Neighborhood Engagement Center

We are excited to invite you to attend one of our synchronous sessions centered around building community as a transfer student at MSU. We know that while you may be new to MSU, you bring valuable college and life experiences with you to the university. This session will be focused on helping you understand ways to build community at MSU and offer opportunities for you to make connections with other students. We hope to see you there!

Transfer Students: NSSC North Neighborhood Engagement Center Webinar Recording

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Family Friday

Family Friday is an opportunity for families and caregivers of incoming MSU students to talk through transitions they and their students may experience, information about books and resources, and time to talk with current MSU students and NSO staff to get answers to some of your questions.  Family Friday is the same schedule of 1pm-5pm EST every other Friday, so feel free to come as you are able, whether once for the full time, or as your schedule allows.  And, if you have questions throughout NSO, feel free to come ask us.  We are here to help you and your student with a successful transition to MSU! 

Event Schedule: 

1:00pm-1:45pm EST:  Transitions for you and your student 

2:00pm-3:15pm EST: Academic expectations and Spartan Bookstore (buy, rent, e-book?) 

3:30pm-5:00pm EST: Student Panel with MSU students and Open Q&A time with NSO

Family Friday has ended for the summer.  Thank you for attending!