The City of East Lansing has a website with a calendar of events. Annual events include the Great Lakes Folk Festival, Film Festival, Arts Fair, and Jazz Festival. During the summer, there is a farmer’s market in Valley Court Park.
Visit Greater Lansing attractions, from breweries and art galleries, a local symphony orchestra, to outdoor activities and family events.
Explore the State of Michigan, from thriving urban areas like Detroit and Grand Rapids to unspoiled nature including lakes, campgrounds, wildlife refuges, and 103 state parks.
Detroit is 1.5 hours to the east. It has a world-famous art museum (Detroit Institute of Arts), professional football, hockey, basketball, and baseball, a zoo, and a symphony orchestra.
Chicago is 4 hours to the west and accessible by Amtrak train. Chicago has stunning architecture, the Art Institute of Chicago, a zoo, and a symphony orchestra.
Life at MSU
The Office of Admissions has a Life at MSU section. Scroll to the bottom for information on getting around East Lansing, Bus Maps, Campus Maps, and more.
Student Affairs and Services has a site devoted to campus programs, services, including rules, regulations, rights and responsibilities that have been established in the interest of intellectual and personal development while protecting individual freedoms.
The Graduate School has a section on Student Life with resources on wellness, student organizations, and more.
Parking on campus: any vehicle you bring on campus must be registered through the MSU Police Department. Generally, students with assistantships are eligible to obtain parking permits which allow parking at several lots throughout the campus.
Bus maps: The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides bus service to all parts of the campus and connections with CATA routes serving the Lansing and East Lansing area. CATA buses on campus are free with student ID.
Bikes: The University maintains bicycle racks throughout the campus. Bikes should be locked to these racks when parked. Annual bicycle registration through the MSU Police Department is required.