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Welcome

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Michigan State University. We believe that this is a place where academic scholarship, learning, and teaching work together in a way that will enable your personal and our shared institutional success! This fall semester we celebrated the beginning of a more typical academic year, with all of the rewarding experiences and opportunities associated with being on campus together as a community of scholars.

The January 2022 New Faculty and Academic Staff Orientation has several parts:

  • Online Program, January 6, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST: This live online session will include a panel discussion that focuses on MSU culture and processes (going beyond the information you will have learned in the information modules). This session will also include a virtual “meet and greet” for you to network with your deans, faculty excellence advocates, and other new members of your unit.
  • Required/Recommended Modules for Orientation Completion: Details will be forthcoming on how you will access modules that will provide essential information to aid you in a successful transition to Michigan State University. This information will include helpful resources from a number of campus offices, as well as important policies and procedures. We request that you complete your review of these modules by January 31 , 2022.
  • Virtual Information Fair: During the Virtual Information Fair will provide you an opportunity to learn about many MSU offices and resources. Human Resources representatives will be available to answer questions you may have about your benefits. MSU Federal Credit Union representatives also will be available to answer questions about banking, mortgages, and other financial matters. More details will follow in a subsequent email.
  • Follow-Up Opportunities: Supplemental information on resources and upcoming orientation workshops will be shared on the New Faculty and Academic Staff Orientation page.  Drop-in dates will be available once we return to campus for you to sit for a complimentary professional photo for your portfolio.

To gain access to the orientation materials, please contact the Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development at OFASD@msu.edu or by phone at (517) 432-1185.