Students and Parents

What you need to know

  • Students are expected to fully cooperate with the contract tracing process. Promptness and transparency are critical, and that is why it is important that you pick up the phone when you see a number from a 517 area code — it might be the Ingham County Health Department or Office of the University Physician contacting you.
  • There are myriad resources available for students, even though nearly all classes are virtual. Students do not need to be on campus to take advantage of crisis counseling, download a virtual care kit or take part in consultation services aimed at reaching historically underrepresented groups, among many other programs. Students also are encouraged to stay socially engaged via one of the many opportunities that the university offers. 
  • All students must fill out the health screening form before coming to campus (students living on campus must fill it out daily as well). Additionally, MSU is strongly recommending all students living off campus in the surrounding communities also complete the health screening form every day, even if they will not be on campus that day. You will be directed as to whether it is safe for you to come on campus.  
  • Face coverings must be worn by everyone (including all faculty, staff, students, vendors and visitors) indoors and outdoors while you are on property owned or governed by MSU and while participating in MSU-related or MSU-sponsored activities.
  • All students coming to campus also are asked to follow MSU health protocols for inbound travelers. Students traveling from a high-risk areas are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival on campus.
  • If feeling ill, students should contact MSU's COVID-19 hotline at 855-958-2678 or contact their health care provider. 
  • MSU has posted an FAQ for students and parents on key financial aid concerns.