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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.

Grandparents University Registration

Registration is currently closed and will open prior to the next Grandparents University event. Please check back in the spring of 2018 for updated information.

  • TIER 1: Initial Registration will begin on March 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
  • TIER 2: Class Selection will begin on March 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.


$340 per adult, $240 per child (ages 8-12)

Future Dates

Mark your calendars! Grandparents University is tentatively scheduled for:

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


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.