Welcome to Michigan State University. It is our hope that your life at MSU will be fulfilling and successful, now and in the future. Each August, we offer an orientation for all tenure-system faculty, fixed-term faculty, and academic staff. This program will give you a lay of the land, acquaint you with others in your peer cohort, and give you a network of resources for your support.

As a new academic at MSU, you will receive an invitation to our orientation programs.

Introductory Resources to Help You Acclimate

Introduction to MSU

Getting Around Michigan State University-

MSU Academic Governance and Policies

Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities

Resources for Teaching and Learning

Resources for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities


Additional Orientation Programs

The following supplemental orientation programs are offered to all new faculty and academic staff in fall.