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Math can be challenging; the MLC can help. They offer free math help for most 100 and 200 level math classes, and even some upper-level classes. Tutoring for these classes are offered via zoom. To access tutoring, go to, choose the course you need help with from the dropdown list on the right-hand side.


Brody, Brody 138, Monday, 6:30 -9:30p
Brody, Brody 138, Tuesday, 6:30 -9p
Brody, Brody 175, Tuesday, 7 -9p
Brody, Brody 138, Wednesday, 6:30 -9:30p 
Brody, Brody 136, Wednesday, 7 -9p
Brody, Brody 138, Thursday, 6:30 -9:30p
Brody, Brody 136, Thursday, 7 -9p
Brody, Brody 175, Thursday 9/22, 10/22 and 11/17 ONLY, 6:30 -9:30p

East, Akers 134, 135 and 136, Monday, 6:15 -8:45p
East, Akers 138, 139 and 140, Tuesday, 6:15 -8:45p
East, Akers 133, 134 and 136, Wednesday, 6:15 -8:45p
East, Akers 138, 139 and 140, Thursday, 6:15 -8:45p

South, Holden C132 and C134, Monday, 6 -8p
South, Holden C132, 133 and C134, Tuesday, 6 -8p
South, Holden C132, 133 and 134, Wednesday, 6 -8p
South, Holden C132, C133 and C134, Thursday, 6 -8p

If you need help collaborating on short stories, PowerPoint presentations, emails, school essays, applications, resumes, book reports or anything else, the writing center can help. Online appointments are available at

Additionally, the Writing Center has instituted an online Chat feature that can be accessed through their homepage. This chat feature is intended to answer quick questions, help students make appointments, or troubleshoot any tech issues with their online appointments

Brody, Room 159, Conf  Room and overflow room 154, Monday-Thursday, 11 -2p

South, Holden WC location  C124, Monday-Thursday, 6 -9p

Chemistry Help Room hours and the Neighborhood Engagement Center hours (for 141 only) have moved all of our help hours online via Zoom. The availability of these services will remain consistent with normal semester hours. These dates/times are listed on D2L for the CEM141 and CEM 142 courses.

Study sessions that focus on select social science courses to help you succeed in your course work are available online at for the Fall 2020 semester, beginning September 14th.

Peer Research Assistants can help you find information for your research papers and identify different kinds of materials – examples include: articles, books, or whatever else you might need to do your research. They can help you understand citation styles and create citations. They can also help you get connected to other library services that may help you. Appointments are available online at: Click here to access appointment calendar.


Brody, Brody 159-share with WC, Monday-Wednesday, 6 -8p

South, Holden C124-share with WC, Monday-Wednesday, 6 -8p

RT, Outside C105, booth outside WC, Monday-Wednesday, 6 -8p

Did you know Undergraduate Research experiences are #44 on the Spartan Bucket List? The Office of Undergraduate Research hosts peer advising drop-in hours throughout the semester. Interested students can connect 1:1 with a peer Undergraduate Research Ambassador to learn more about engaging in undergraduate research at MSU.


Online, Wednesday, 9/7/2022, 7-9pm

Online, Wednesday, 9/14/2022, 7-9pm

TBD, Tuesday, 9/20/2022, 12:30-2:30pm

TBD, Wednesday, 9/21/2022, 3-5pm

Online, Thursday, 9/22/022, 6-8pm

TBD, Tuesday, 9/27/2022, 12:30-2:30pm


For up to date information directly from MSU please visit this site.
Educate loved ones on COVID-19 prevention tips by visiting and

This is a time when you must continue to care for your health. To that end, Olin Health Center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please call 517-353-4660 first if you would like to see a medical provider. If you need to have a prescription filled, please use the MyMSUHealth patient portal to make the request:

To clarify the president’s last communication, which included information on testing locations for the Spartan community, Olin Health Center is a testing location for students only and students must schedule an appointment. However, faculty and staff are welcome to visit the walk-up testing site at Spartan Stadium. Testing locations and hours can be found here.
Olin, Olin Health Center, MAIN, Monday-Friday, 8-5p
RT, McDonel Hall, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8-5p 

Important Short-Term Changes to CAPS Services (more information à )

  • As a COVID-19 preventive measure, CAPS offices at Olin Health Center, MSU Student Union, and the Neighborhoods are closed.
  • Students in crisis: Please call 9-1-1, go to your nearest emergency room, or call CAPS anytime day or night at 517-355-8270 and press “1” at the prompt to receive assistance from a crisis counselor over the phone.
  • CAPS counseling and psychiatry staff will work remotely to help meet the needs of MSU students.
    • Established clients with scheduled appointments will be offered phone or Zoom sessions. Clients will be contacted and given instructions.
    • All group counseling services have been canceled. Group co-leaders will reach out to students to discuss alternative options, such as phone consultations.
    • Established psychiatry patients can contact their provider through the MyMSUHealth patient portal at (patients concerned about potential cost should mention this to their provider).
    • Patients needing a prescription refill prior to their next appointment can use the MyMSUHealth patient portal to make the request:
    • Students not in crisis: If you do not have a scheduled appointment, and/or are not already established with CAPS, you have the option to complete a CAPS-Phone-Request for a phone consultation appointment to discuss your needs and assist with connecting you with available resources. URL: 
  • CAPS Phone (517-355-8270) has a voice prompt with 3 options:
    • (Press 1) To talk with a crisis counselor,
    • (Press 2) to leave a message with the CAPS Nurse which will be responded to within one business day, or
    • (Press 3) for general messages.

RecSports and Fitness is providing two options to fulfill the virtual fitness needs of the MSU Community: ZOOM and Fitness on Demand (FOD). 

  1. ZOOM links participants to ‘live’ classes by RecSports Group Exercise Instructors.  The links are published on the RecSports Google calendar just like previous building based schedules.  An online calendar is available at the following link, Group Exercise Schedule.  There is no signing up in advance and just like a face2face class, they occur on a particular day/time.  These classes are free of charge–download the ZOOM app on your phone or laptop.


  1. FOD is a library of pre-recorded videos, the same system installed at IM East.  Access is for the MSU community only (those with email addresses).  Send a request to with FOD-FLEX in the message line.   An invite link is sent and the individual sets up a free account (no credit card info is requested).  This allows the individual to access 400+ workout videos which can used any time, at your convenience.

Other MSU Services

Find helpful resources to support your career planning, job and internship search, grad school application, and interview preparation through the Career Services Network.  Access the Virtual Career Center Resources at
or schedule a phone or Zoom career advising appointment through Handshake.

Brody, Brody 136, Monday, 8-9pm

East, Hubbard 132, Tuesday, 8-9pm

RT, McDonel Hall Kiva, Monday, 8-9pm

South, Wonders Kiva, Tuesday, 8-9pm

MSU Federal Credit Union is excited to offer virtual Financial 4.0 sessions this fall Webex. Attend sessions to learn about credit, investing, how to prepare for adult-life, and more! Be sure to ask your professor if they’re offering extra credit for attending, and check out our events schedule at to find links for each session.


East, Akers 134, Tuesday, 9/20/2022, 6-7pm

South, Wilson Hall C1, Tuesday, 10/4/2022, 6-7pm

North, Snyder Hall C204, Thursday, 10/20/2022, 6-7pm

RT, McDonel Hall C107, Wednesday, 11/2/2022, 6-7pm

Brody, Brody 134, Tuesday, 11/15/2022, 6-7pm

Through a variety of workshops and structures study sessions, the Collaborative Learning Center can help you get on the path to academic success. Students will learn to set goals, use their time more efficiently, and become better learners.


How to Take Notes from Online Lectures

Tips and Strategies for Online Note-Taking

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Adapting note taking skills to fit online courses can be challenging. Here are some note-taking strategies to use while studying online.


How to Give Presentations Online

Tips and Strategies for Virtual Presentations

As we go online, students must consider challenges associated with presenting to a virtual audience. Here are some tips for giving effective online presentations.


Addressing Different Techniques for Online Learning

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Online learning can present a unique set of challenges if you are not prepared. Listen as we discuss various strategies for succeeding in an online course.


How to Schedule a Zoom Meeting

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 Learn how to schedule a zoom meeting and invite participants. 

Joining a Zoom Meeting

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Learn how to join a zoom meeting using the zoom link sent to your MSU email


Below is a link to navigate the gender inclusive restrooms across campus.