Events


AUG
28
Date:
Monday, 28 Aug 2017
Time:
8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Breslin Center
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Fall Convocation is a formal ceremony that marks the beginning of each academic year. President Lou Anna K. Simon, Provost June Pierce Youatt and representatives from each of the undergraduate degree-granting colleges will welcome all new students to Michigan State University.

One Book, One Community will celebrate this year's book, A Long Way Home and movie, Lion by welcoming author Saroo Brierley to give an address. http://www.onebookeastlansing.com/ 

Fall Convocation is required for all new undergraduate students. 

For the complete Fall Welcome schedule of events, click here.

 

Date:
Monday, 28 Aug 2017
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
307 Bessey Hall
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Freshman Composition Class Placement

MSU's freshman composition course will prepare you for a lifetime of effective written communication—the first step in a series of courses during college that will require substantial amounts of writing. Students are placed into a Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRA) course based on their ACT/SAT test scores. For more information, visit: http://wrac.msu.edu. Students wishing to "write out" of their Preparation for College Writing course (WRA 1004/0102) will have the opportunity to write an essay during International Student Orientation. 

Regularly admitted undergraduate international students may take an optional writing placement essay exam on Saturday, Aug. 26th, 10 am, 108 Bessey Hall or Monday, Aug. 28th, 1 pm, 307 Bessey Hall.  This essay exam is designed for students who have been placed in WRA 1004/102 Preparation for College Writing, but feel that their extra language experience and learning might qualify them to take a Tier 1 (WRA 101) course instead.  International students must be regularly admitted students in order to qualify for this essay exam.

If you have any questions about this placement opportunity, please e-mail Joyce Meier (meierjo(at)msu.edu) by Friday, August 25, 2017.

AUG
29
Date:
Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
Cherry Lane Field
Department:
American Semester
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A student involvement fair where student organizations, living unit groups, and major governing groups meet new and returning students to inform them about their organization's purpose and events.

http://studentlife.msu.edu/sparticipation

AUG
30
Date:
Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Classes begin for Fall semester 2017. A MONDAY schedule is observed. This means that you will go to your classes that are scheduled for Mondays.

Date:
Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program
Date:
Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017
Time:
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Michigan State University
Department:
American Semester
SEP
6
Date:
Wednesday, 06 Sep 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program
SEP
8
Date:
Friday, 08 Sep 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
115 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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The Middle East and President Trump

Panel discussion featuring

Prof. Mohammad Ayoob, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Relations, MSU

Prof. Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan

Prof. Martha Olcott, James Madison College, MSU

Prof. Russell Lucas, Director, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, MSU

Date:
Friday, 08 Sep 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
115 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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On Friday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m., Michigan State University's Muslim Studies Program is hosting a presentation entitled "President Trump and the Middle East." The event will feature Russel Lucas, Martha Olcott, and Mohammed Ayoob of Michigan State University and Juan Cole of the University of Michigan and will be held in Room 115 of the International Center. 

SEP
9
Date:
Saturday, 09 Sep 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program