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Honors College First Generation

The First Generation Honors Association assists first-generation HC members in their transition to college and fosters their continued success.

Unit: Honors College
Website: http://honorscollege.msu.edu/firstgen

Academic Orientation and Transitions

Learn about MSU’s Learning Goals, enroll in courses, become familiar with resources, get a taste of campus life & see what it means to be a Spartan.

Unit: Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Website: https://admissions.msu.edu/admitted/orientation.aspx

Maximizing Academic Growth in College (MAGIC)

A one-week summer program where students will be introduced to campus resources, network with MSU faculty/staff, and meet life-long friends.

Unit: Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions (OCAT)
Website: http://ocat.msu.edu/e-pre-college/magic-maximizing-academic-growth-in-college/

Online Academic Training Course

A free online course helps international students and scholars with their transition to American academic life before/during their study at MSU.

Unit: English Language Center
Website: http://elc.msu.edu/programs/oat/

Preparation for Academic Life

Designed for academically bound undergraduate and graduate level students, topics include academic leaning and social life in American campuses.

Unit: English Language Center
Website: http://elc.msu.edu/programs/pal/

Spartan Preview

Provides information on immigration regulations, laws and safety, health insurance, what to pack, getting to campus and campus life, and more.

Unit: Office of Admissions
Website: https://admissions.msu.edu/admitted/international/prepare-to-enroll/complete-spartan-preview.aspx

First Year Mentor Program

Supports First Year Students in their transition to James Madison/MSU and encourages successful academic and personal development.

Unit: James Madison College
Website: http://jmc.msu.edu/diversity/first-year-mentor-program.php

Spartan Success Scholars

Students receive continuous peer support, participate in high impact learning experiences, and become a part of a prestigious community of Scholars.

Unit: Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative
Website: http://nssc.msu.edu/student-success-scholars.php

First Year Mentor Program

Supports First Year Students in their transition to James Madison/MSU and encourages successful academic and personal development.

Unit: James Madison College
Website: http://jmc.msu.edu/diversity/first-year-mentor-program.php

SparQ: LBGTQ Peer Mentor Program

SparQ matches trained undergraduate mentors with first-year students to help facilitate a smoother transition into Michigan State University.

Unit: Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center
Website: http://lbgtrc.msu.edu/programs-and-services/sparq/

Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions

The Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT) constructs supportive, cultural, social and educational communities that actively involve students in learning.

Unit: Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions (OCAT)
Website: http://ocat.msu.edu/

Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS) serves as the central access point for students seeking mental health services on campus. Their new location is on the 3rd floor of the Olin Health Services Building.

Unit: Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS)
Website: https://caps.msu.edu/

Preparation for Academic Life

Designed for academically bound undergraduate and graduate level students, topics include academic leaning and social life in American campuses.

Unit: English Language Center
Website: http://elc.msu.edu/programs/pal/

Spartan Preview

Provides information on immigration regulations, laws and safety, health insurance, what to pack, getting to campus and campus life, and more.

Unit: Office of Admissions
Website: https://admissions.msu.edu/admitted/international/prepare-to-enroll/complete-spartan-preview.aspx

Pre-Departure Programs in Shanghai and Beijing

Topics include communications, academic life, helpful support services, arrival planning, financial concerns, and housing issues.

Unit: Office for International Students and Scholars
Website: http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/news/1587/pre-departure-programs-in-shanghai-and-beijing/

First Year Mentor Program

Supports First Year Students in their transition to James Madison/MSU and encourages successful academic and personal development.

Unit: James Madison College
Website: http://jmc.msu.edu/diversity/first-year-mentor-program.php

Dow STEM Scholars

The Dow STEM Scholars Program focuses on assisting students’ transition into college and developing the skills needed in pursuing a STEM degree

Unit: Dow STEM Scholars
Website: https://dowstemscholars.natsci.msu.edu/



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