MSU CAMP students are admitted for fall semesters. Recruitment continues throughout the entire calendar year, however, applying early is strongly encouraged as space is limited.

Already Admitted?

Our team will be reaching out to you to go over the next steps, such as financial aid, housing, important deadlines, and how to secure your spot in our program officially. We will be contacting you through the contact information you provided on your Admissions application. If your contact information has changed, please call our office at (517) 432-9900 as soon as possible.

Fall Orientations

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We are so excited that you have chosen Michigan State University!

Our fall orientations usually start Mid-August, approximately one week before classes officially start at Michigan State University. Our team will provide you and your family the move-in dates and times during our family orientations and through email. If you have any questions about move-in or orientation, please call us at (517) 432-9900.

All CAMP students live in Holden Hall (, and check-in will usually be in this building.

During this week students will also participate in:

M.A.G.I.C. (Maximizing Academic Growth in College) program, which is a transition program for incoming MSU freshman. Students will be introduced to campus resources, network with MSU faculty/staff, meet life-long friends ALL before the first day of school! When students begin classes, they are ready and prepared for the academic rigors of college life. The MAGIC program aims to prepare incoming students with the MAGIC CONFIDENCE needed to succeed in college!

CAMP Scholars Initiative Orientation: During the CAMP orientation, students will define what it means to be a SCHOLAR. Along with their peers, they will work with the CAMP staff and continuing students to begin the important behaviors of being family. During this time students will work on trust & leadership building, professional development and experience fun activities to help build relationships amongst the CAMP cohort. We will also review all University and CAMP regulations.

MSU’s New Student Orientation: NSO has been designed to help you prepare to begin your course work at Michigan State University. During NSO we will:

  • Introduce you to the academics at MSU
  • Guide you to resources that will help you be successful at MSU
  • Help you enroll for your classes
  • Introduce you to several campus services
  • Address academic as well as student life expectations and responsibilities
  • Teach you about housing information and residence halls

What to bring for orientation.

  • Copy of parent’s signed 1040 and W2′s
  • Copy of your passport
  • If you do not have a passport. You will need to bring the full page state certified birth certificate (not the wallet size)
  • State identification
  • Social Security card (only if you plan to seek employment)
  • Proof of medical coverage
  • Official high school & dual enrollment transcripts
  • Athletic shoes (required at times)
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Swimming wear
  • Alarm clock
  • Hygiene products (shampoo, toothbrush, etc…)
  • Winter Clothing
  • Computer/Laptop