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Grandparents University

Uniting Spartan Generations for 15 Years

The MSU Alumni Office is dedicated to ensuring that participants of Grandparents University have a safe and enjoyable experience. During these uncertain times, we are doing our best to minimize the spread and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, we have decided to cancel Grandparents University 2020. We greatly appreciate your commitment to this program and hope you consider joining us for next year’s program, June 29-July 1, 2021.

Since 2005, Michigan State University has welcomed young Spartans ages 8 to 12 and their grandparents to campus for a unique inter-generational learning experience at Grandparents University. 2020 marks the 15th anniversary!

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.


 Grandparents University Fun Facts | 13,951 Number of Participants since the Program Started | 24 Colleges and Departments Participating | 78 Different Class Options


Grandparents University Registration

  • TIER 1: Initial Registration will open early March 2021 
  • TIER 2: Class Selection will open early March 2021


$340 per adult, $250 per child (ages 8-12)

Future Dates

Mark your calendars! Grandparents University is tentatively scheduled for:

  • June 29-July 1, 2021
  • June 28-June 30, 2022
  • June 27-June 29, 2023


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



Liberty Mutual


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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 Office via email, or leave us a message at (517) 884-8979.