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Spartan Move-in

Help Welcome New Students to Campus

Sparty pushing a moving cart

Welcome new students to the MSU family when you volunteer for Spartan Move-in, on August 19, August 26, and/or August 27, 2017.

If you volunteer to assist on August 19, Residence Education and Housing Services will contact you regarding a specific time slot. On August 26 and 27, volunteer shifts are available at the following times:

  • 7:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Since 2011, the MSU Alumni Association has partnered with Residence Education and Housing Services to bring alumni and community members to campus for residence hall move-in. The Spartan Move-in program lets volunteers select the campus neighborhood where they want to work, with most people choosing to go back to where they lived as a student.

In appreciation of the work volunteers do, they are given a move-in t-shirt and a complimentary meal in one of MSU’s award-winning residence hall dining services.

Please note: to ensure the safety of all involved, no one under the age of 13 may accompany volunteers to their site.

Volunteer Registration

What to Expect When You Volunteer

After you’ve signed up to volunteer, you’ll receive an email from Residence Education and Housing Services about one week prior to move-in. The email will provide general information about the day, confirm the time and location of your shift, and provide details on where and when to pick up your t-shirt.

On the day that you are scheduled, you’ll report to the neighborhood command center identified in your email confirmation. Staff at that location will check you in and assign you a job. After your shift, you are welcome to use your complimentary dining pass and enjoy a meal on us.

About Spartan Move-in

With more than 500 people coming back to help each year, we provide more than 3,000 hours of service annually to help make Michigan State move-in smooth and enjoyable for our new students.

What were some of the best parts of the experience according to our volunteers?

"Meeting new students and seeing how much stuff they bring, sharing stories of my days at MSU with other volunteers, being able to give back to the university and having lunch at Landon."

"I enjoyed meeting the students who worked with me and liked talking to them about their futures. They were interested in what I had done, too. I loved the t-shirt. Loved the dining experience and love MSU."

"Just interacting with students and other alumni. Also, I had not been in Brody in almost 50 years. It was invigorating to see all the incoming freshmen so excited and apprehensive; it brought back memories of my arrival freshman year."