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Grandparents University

The Largest Intergenerational Event of Its Kind

Since 2005, Michigan State University has welcomed young Spartans ages 8 to 12 and their grandparents to campus for a unique intergenerational learning experience at Grandparents University. This three-day summer camp is a truly unique, fun-filled experience that actively engages kids in Michigan State academics while creating lasting family memories. Each year, 1,300 guests from throughout the United States and around the world choose from nearly 200 classes offered by more than 25 colleges and units at MSU. Students participate in four classes and unique evening programming, with ample time allocated for exploring all that the MSU campus has to offer. Learn more about Grandparents University by watching our video, and see the photos from last year’s Grandparents University on our Flickr page.

Registering for Grandparents University

Grandparents University will take place from June 27-29, 2017 in Holmes and Akers Halls. Registration for the program will begin on Wednesday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

  • $340 Adult
  • $235 Child (ages 8-12)

Registration Details

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. — Registration Check-In, Residence Hall Move-In, and Orientation Sessions
10:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. — Lunch
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. — Class (various start/end times)
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. — Dinner
6:00 - 10:00 p.m. — Evening Programs (various start/end times)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 a.m. — Breakfast
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. — Class (various start/end times)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. — Lunch
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. — Class (various start/end times)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. — Green & White Night (Dinner Included)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 a.m. — Breakfast
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. — Class (various start/end times)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. — Lunch
Noon - 3:00 p.m. — Residence Hall Move-Out

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Future Dates

Mark your calendars! Grandparents University is tentatively scheduled for:

  • June 26-28, 2018
  • June 25-27, 2019
  • June 30-July 2, 2020

Thank you, Sponsors and Volunteers!

Grandparents University is organized by the faculty and staff within colleges and units across campus. The MSU Alumni Association would like to thank the following contributors for sponsoring Grandparents University: 


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For More Information: If you have questions about Michigan State Grandparents University, please see our frequently asked questions. Should you have additional questions, please contact the MSU Alumni Association via email, or leave us a message at (800) 353-5646.