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It is a pleasure to welcome you to Michigan State University. This is a place where teaching, research, outreach, and engagement work together in ways that will enable your success, as well as institutional success. We have been enjoying a fulfilling academic year, with all the rewarding experiences and opportunities associated with being on campus together as a community of scholars. As we prepare for the start of next semester, we look forward to you joining us.

The 2023 New Faculty and Academic Staff Orientation has several parts:

  • Online Program, August 22, 2023, additional details coming soon.  This live online session will include discussions that focus 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 several campus offices, as well as important policies and procedures.
  • Virtual Information Fair: The Virtual Information Fair will provide you with an opportunity to learn about many MSU offices and resources. Human Resources representatives will be available to answer any 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.  Additional development opportunities can be found here https://ofasd.msu.edu/events/

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.