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Registration and Scholarship Application

Registration Details

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.

Classes and Evening Activities

A full list of available classes and evening activities will be made available prior to registration. Please check this website regularly for updates to the class and evening activity catalog.

Participants will be notified of their assignments prior to the event. Due to class capacity and materials requirements, classes are limited to only those who are assigned to the class.

On Wednesday night, all guests will participate in Green and White Night. Dinner will be served in a “tailgate style” with evening activities that help teach the traditions and history of Michigan State.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS

Unfortunately, issues beyond our control arise occasionally and require a class to be cancelled. In this instance, the Grandparents University team makes every effort to find an adequate replacement instructor or class. All classes are subject to change without notice.

Adult/Child Requirement

Children attending MSU Grandparents University must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please note:

  • No more than two children can be accompanied by one adult. If two children attend with one adult, everyone must attend the same classes.
  • If two children attend with two adults, each adult/child pair may attend a different class.
  • No more than two adults may accompany one child.
  • If you have multiple adults and children participating, please use the notes field to indicate who needs to room together.

Next Steps

After you have registered you will be required to provide the following:

These forms may be completed either electronically or by downloading and sending the forms by mail after you have completed the registration process. Information regarding staying healthy during your campus visit will be sent to you via email before arrival.

Previous participants have helped compile a list of suggested packing items to best help you prepare for your campus visit.

Grandparents University Cancellation Policy

If individuals need to cancel, a request for a full refund must be made in writing (due date for 2018 TBD). We will be unable to issue any refunds after this date since we will have already incurred a majority of the costs for Grandparents University. As a self-funded program, we cannot use public university dollars and therefore refunds are not possible after the cancellation deadline.

As an alternative to cancelling a reservation, you may register an alternate participant. Substitutions are allowed if the substitute completes and signs all the necessary forms at least 30 days prior to the program, and provided that the substitute matches the age demographic of the person no longer attending (an adult for an adult or a child for a child).

Grandparents University Scholarships

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

Scholarship applications are due no later than January 8, 2018. Scholarships cover the registration rates for one adult and one child, including:

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.

Donate to the GPU Scholarship Fund Scholarship Application

Registration Questions

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.