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Registration and Scholarships

Grandparents University Registration Details

Registration is completed online only. There are two steps to registration.

    • Step 1: Application –  scheduled to open March 20 at 10 a.m.ET. At this time, we collect pertinent information for each child and adult participant. 
    • Step 2: Enrollment – scheduled to open March 22 at 10 a.m. ET. At this time, participants select their classes and evening activity and pay the registration fee. Payment of the registration fee must be completed at the time of enrollment and failure to pay will result in the participants' classes and evening activities being canceled.

A guide to registration and enrollment will be available at a later date. 

This is an extremely popular program that frequently sells out in a matter of hours. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The MSU Alumni Office cannot "reserve" or "hold" a spot in advance of registration opening.

Classes and Evening Activities

The class catalog gives an overview of the class descriptions, class sizes and evening activities available.

View the 2024 Class Catalog

Cancellation Policy

After the registration fee is paid, a request for a full refund must be made in writing by April 22 and will result in a $50 administrative fee per person. We cannot issue any refunds after this date since we've already incurred expenses for the program.

Grandparents University Scholarships

We're pleased to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships for Grandparents University due to the generosity of previous participants. 

Scholarships cover the registration rates for one adult and one child. Scholarships do not include travel expenses or other costs incurred by participants. Incomplete applications will be returned and may impact eligibility if not received prior to the deadline.

The scholarship application period for the 2024 program is now closed. 


If you have questions about Grandparents University, see our frequently asked questions. Should you have additional questions, contact Nikki Hawthorne via email.