Online Engagement Center

Thank you for your patience during this time of transition. On March 11th, MSU suspended face-to-face instruction and has moved coursework to virtual instruction. The NSSC has developed a way to assist students in your online learning. We continue to be committed to empowering all undergraduate students to pursue knowledge, access resources, and develop skills needed for intellectual, social, local and global success. The Engagement Centers offer free online academic support using zoom, a video conferencing software that you can use on your phone or computer.

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


For a complete guide for online academic support please visit:
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  • Neighborhood Student Success Academic Advising

    The NSSC Online Academic Advising provides one-on-one academic advisement for primarily first and second year students at MSU. Advising appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm via phone or zoom. To schedule an appointment, go to

  • Collaborative Learning Center Tutoring
    The CLC offers individual appointments for a limited number of math, chemistry, physics, biology, and psychology courses online via zoom. Students can schedule an appointment at When scheduling an appointment, be sure to select CLC Zoom Online Tutoring as the “Service Category” and the “Location”. For more information,  email
  • How To Video: Annual Enrollment
    Annual Enrollment for the 2020-2021 academic year begins on March 27th by appointment. Students will receive an email notification with their enrollment appointment time. Students can also see their enrollment appointment time in Stuinfo. At the NSSC, we understand that enrolling in classes can be confusing. Check out this video by our Advising Director, Charlie Liu, for step by step instructions on how to enroll in classes.
  • Business Advising
    Business Advisors are available to advise students online Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, visit
  • Math Learning Center (MLC)
    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.
  • Writing Center

    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

  • Chemistry
    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.
  • Social Science
    Study sessions that focus on select social science courses to help you succeed in your course work are available online at beginning on Monday, March 23rd.
  • Peer Research Assistants (Library help)

    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.

  • Undergraduate Research

    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.

    Peer advising hours have gone virtual and will happen Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:00PM until Friday, April 17. Students are required to sign up in advance for a 20-minute consultation with an undergraduate research ambassador via zoom. The zoom link and times may be found on the sign up form.

  • Education Abroad

    The Office of Education Abroad will continue to provide students with remote advising pertaining to future programs, beginning with winter break.  Advising is available through email, phone, or Zoom.  Click here to access Education Abroad-Remote Advising!


    If you have specific questions regarding a program suspension for summer 2020, please refer to our FAQ page for COVID19 related information before contacting the office.

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  • COVID-19 Updates
    For up to date information directly from MSU please visit this site.
    Educate loved ones on COVID-19 prevention tips by visiting and
  • Olin Health Center
    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:
  • CAPS

    CAPS Offices are CLOSED beginning March 17, 2020

    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.
    • CAPS Connect sessions and Outreach Services are canceled through the spring semester.
  • RecSports and Fitness

    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.
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