New MSU app makes getting around campus easier
A new mobile application developed for Michigan State University students, employees and visitors is making it easier to navigate the university’s 5,200-acre campus and stay current on campus news and events.
A group of Computer Science and Engineering students conceived the MSU App for a class project. It was then developed by the university’s information technology team with input from the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU), the undergraduate student government. The app allows users to easily access a campus map, see a listing of upcoming events, read university news, find the nearest residence dining hall and view its daily menu.
“We’re proud of the work our students and staff put into developing the app. Since we announced its launch on Aug. 13, the free app has been downloaded more than 7,000 times,” said Rob McCurdy, MSU’s chief information officer. “The app was designed to grow with input from the Spartan community. Feedback submitted through the app goes directly to our development team, who review and update it monthly.”
The MSU app was introduced in time to be used by the university’s largest freshman class of 8,400 students as they arrived on campus this year.
“This is a great way to increase engagement and connection to campus, and a perfect opportunity to centralize important information and resources,” said ASMSU President Katherine Rifiotis. “I’m excited to see how it evolves.”