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.
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.
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
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