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Traditions

It’s Always a Great Day to be a Spartan

There are many ways for alumni and fans to show their support of the university, no matter where they live.

Young Spartan fans

Homecoming

MSU Homecoming Week celebrates the best of the university and includes the alumni Grand Awards Gala, the Homecoming Parade, Green & White Homecoming Brunch, and the football game. We also celebrate the Homecoming Court of current seniors and the parade grand marshal.

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Sparty Mascot Program

In addition to attending all major university events, Sparty also attends private functions and hosts his Sparty’s Literacy Tour. Learn more about requesting Sparty for your event.

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Alumni Awards

Spartans strive to address the world's most pressing problems each and every day. The MSU Alumni Awards recognizes the best of the best — alumni who are doing wonderful things and making an impact daily in their companies, communities, and for Michigan State University. Award winners are recognized each year at the Grand Awards Gala.

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Plan Your Reunion

In the interest of keeping alumni involved with and informed about Michigan State University, the MSU Alumni Association is pleased to provide assistance to alumni groups interested in hosting reunions. Basic assistance with alumni records and advice are provided complimentary to any interested alumni group. 

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Spartan Ring Program

Alumni and students who have completed at least 60 credits are eligible to purchase the official Spartan Ring, and to have it bestowed to them at the annual Ring March.

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Spartan License Plates

Alumni and fans can purchase Spartan license plates in Michigan and a variety of other states, with a significant portion of the associated fees coming back to the university.

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