MSU CAMP only admits students for fall semesters. Recruitment continues throughout the calendar year; however, applying early is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Our application opens in August, and we recommend that high school seniors apply before November 1.

Already Admitted?

Our team will contact you to go over the next steps, such as financial aid, housing, important deadlines, and how to secure your spot in our program. 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 Orientation

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

MSU CAMP's Student Orientation begins a week before classes start for the fall semester. Our team will contact you with move-in times, dates, and locations after our May 1 Deadline. If you have any questions about move-in or orientation, please call us at (517) 432-9900. As a residential program, we require all students to live in Holden Hall ( during their first year. Therefore, orientation check-in usually takes place at this dorm.

During the CAMP orientation, students will define what it means to be a SCHOLAR. Then, 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 and 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.

What to bring for orientation:

  • State driver’s license or identification
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • Computer/Laptop