Jan. 21: Important information to know before coming to campus

Dear MSU students, 

Welcome to the spring semester. For those of you who have an in-person class, I’m writing you today because there are a number of things you need to do before you come to campus. To ensure the safety and the health of our community, MSU has enhanced COVID-19 health protocols to help manage a larger volume of campus-based activity. Before you attend in-person class or come to campus for any reason next week, you must do the following: 

  1. Register and participate in the Early Detection Program. If you have not registered yet, please do so immediately to ensure compliance. All undergraduate students coming to campus (or property owned or controlled by MSU) for any reason must register. 
  2. When you sign up for the Early Detection Program, you will also verify you have received an influenza vaccine (or verify that you qualify for an exemption). Here is the registration form
  3. Complete the online health screening form every day that you are physically on campus. Students living on campus must complete this every day. 
  4. Wear an appropriate face covering at all times on campus, follow social distancing guidelines, adhere to the MSU Community Compact, and quarantine for 10 days upon arrival back to the East Lansing community

Students who are unable or unwilling to do the above and follow testing, face covering, and social distancing expectations will not be able to attend in-person classes and should work with their academic advisors to find appropriate online courses.  Students who disregard health and safety policies will be referred to the Dean of Students office for disciplinary measures, which could include suspension or dismissal from the university. 

If you have questions about the Early Detection Program, please visit the FAQ page to learn more.  

Welcome back and good luck with your semester,  

Mark Largent