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August 22, 2018

Michigan State University
is a place of possibilities and traditions, and the things you do here will change your life. Check out—and check off—some of the opportunities and adventures that define the Spartan experience.

Spartan Bucket List


Sit in the Izzone

Visit the Broad Art Museum

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum was named one of the “Best University Art Museums in America” by Architectural Digest.


Try every flavor at the MSU Dairy Store


Run the MSU Museum Dinosaur Dash 5K


Learn the fight song


Climb to the top of Beaumont Tower


Sign up for an exercise class


Paint your face for a football game


Take a photo with the Spartan statue


Bike the River Trail

Join a student group

MSU offers more than 900 student organizations, from the Archery Club to the Zoological Students Association.


Eat at every dining hall


Attend Midnight Madness


Go for a walk in Baker Woodlot


Kayak the Red Cedar


Participate in Sparty Watch

Take a class for fun

Home to more than 200 programs of academic study, MSU is the place to explore and experiment.


Sing “MSU Shadows”


Sit under the stars at the planetarium

See a show at Wharton

Ranked in the top 20 venues internationally for performance facilities of its size by Venues Today, MSU’s Wharton Center hosts Broadway hits like “Hamilton,” concerts, dance performances and more.

Study abroad

MSU encourages students to engage in experiences that expand their understanding of the world, offering more than 275 education abroad programs in more than 60 countries on all continents.


Ice skate at Munn


Volunteer with the Student Food Bank

Shop the Student Organic Farm stand

Students who work at MSU’s 15-acre, certified organic year-round teaching and production farm get experience running a campus farm stand and Community Supported Agriculture program, as well as supplying produce to MSU dining halls.


Smell the flowers in Beal Garden


Study at the library


Grab lunch from the food truck


Paint the Rock


Explore the Haunted Aud


Order MSU Bakers cookies


Take a selfie with Sparty


Follow the marching band to the stadium


Walk through Sleepy Hollow

Get lost in the world’s largest library comic book collection

The MSU Library’s Special Collections is home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of comics in the world, holding more than 300,000 items published from the 1840s to present day.


Create something in a maker space


Pet Zeke the Wonderdog


Learn how to sail at the MSU Sailing Center


Hold exotic insects at the Bug House

Go on an Alternative Spring Break

Each year, hundreds of Spartans participate in service trips that create meaningful change and address social issues in communities around the globe.


Attend at least one game for each sport


Instagram a squirrel


Yell “Go Green!”


Check out the stained glass at the Alumni Chapel

Conduct research

Spartans are creative thinkers and doers. Participating in undergraduate research helps you gain experience and build key skills on independent projects or working side by side with faculty.


Watch a show at the Summer Circle Theater


Experience the Global Festival


Take a walk among the 22,000 trees that cover campus


Feed the ducks


Watch a movie at Wells


Make friends for life

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