August 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kellogg Center
219 S Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824
Jill Bryant
(517) 355-7483

new faculty and academic staff meet with department, college, and university leaders over lunch at 2017 Orientation

Welcome to Michigan State University!

Faculty and academic staff who are new to Michigan State University as of Fall 2018 are invited for New Faculty and Academic Staff Orientation.

We are offering orientation on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

This orientation is required for all new full-time academics on the East Lansing campus that are contracted for 90% time or greater for two or more semesters including tenure system faculty, fixed-term faculty, librarians, health programs faculty, academic specialists in the continuing system, and fixed-term academic specialists.  Others who are in these roles at reduced appointment levels are invited, but not required, to attend.  Postdocs and research associates will be invited to a separate orientation through the Graduate School.

We will welcome you to campus, give you a sense of context and history, introduce you to campus contacts and policies, and share important initiatives.


7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Orientation Program
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Break (Take this time to sign up for complimentary football tickets, get a professional photo taken, or meet with MSU Human Resources-Benefits or MSU FCU representatives)
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon with the President, Provost, Administrators, and fellow incoming academics
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Information Fair: Representatives from over 60 campus academic units, associations, and organizations will be available to answer your questions.


Direct communications about this event are emailed to new faculty and academic staff. If you have questions, or if you’re required to attend orientation and cannot due to extreme circumstances, please contact AAN’s Project Event Coordinator Jill Bryant at AANevent@msu.edu or by calling (517) 355-7483.