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Registration and Scholarship Application

Registration Details

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.


  • TIER 1: Initial Registration will be open in early March 2021.
  • TIER 2: Class Selection will begin in early March 2021.


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

Classes and Evening Activities

Click here to view a full list of available classes and evening activities and check back 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.

2020 Class Catalog


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. If there is a class cancellation, the GPU administrator will place you in a new class. 

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 during Tier 1 registration.

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 by April 19, 2019. 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 Jan. 3, 2020. 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 Office via email, or leave us a message at (517) 884-8979.