The river trail near Wells Hall was a highway of activity as students headed to their first classes of fall semester. It’s great to have you back, Spartans. Photo by Nick Schrader.
Spartans get a chance to map out their extracurricular life at Sparticipation, part of the Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular. Over 500 student organizations attended the event, showcasing ways new and returning students can get involved at MSU. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
An MSU cheerleader hypes up the crowd at the first football game of the year. Spartan Stadium even got an extra dash of green and white at Friday’s game, as fans were encouraged to “stripe the stadium” and wear green or white depending on the section they were seated in. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Spartan Daniel Barker catches his first touchdown for MSU in the second quarter of the MSU vs. Western Michigan game on Friday night. The Spartans kicked off the season with a win, seizing a 35–13 victory over WMU. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Rows and rows of marching virtuosos descended onto the turf to perform at Friday's halftime show. The 300-member Spartan Marching Band is one of the country’s premier collegiate marching ensembles, performing at football games, on-campus events and across the globe. Photo by Nick Schrader.
Having the world’s coolest, strongest and best mascot is a crucial part of our winning strategy. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Sunset over Spartan Stadium marks the first of many successful gamedays to come. MSU’s next opponent will be Akron, kicking off at 4 p.m., Sept. 10, in East Lansing. Photo by Nick Schrader.
Teaching Science to Diverse Learners instructor Alicia Alonzo celebrates the start of semester by taking class outside. The first week of classes can sometimes be overwhelming, but the calm ambiance of the Red Cedar River is sure to add an element of Zen to any Spartan’s day. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A view from an upper floor of Wells Hall shows Spartans striding through campus with confidence. Photo by Nick Schrader.
“The Three Musicians” look out over a field of brown-eyed Susan flowers. The sculpture was created by artist Samuel Cashwan as a gift from the class of 1937, and depicts a bass player, drummer and saxophonist. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A noble blue heron strolls along the banks of the Red Cedar. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.