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November 2023 Action Items and Resources for Students

The following email was sent to all MSU undergraduates and contains action items and resources. It is reposted here for your convenience.


As the days grow shorter and the leaves have fallen, the end of the semester is now in sight. We want you to take care of yourself as you power through your classes. Thanksgiving break will soon be here, and we would like to bring some important items to your attention. See below important action items and resources to help make your fall semester successful.


  • Summer 2024 enrollment started Nov. 13. If you haven’t already, please schedule an appointment to meet with your academic advisor to discuss your class selections.
  • The FAFSA application for financial aid in the fall of 2024 and spring/summer of 2025 will be delayed until at least December 2023 because the federal government has not yet released the new (and simpler, they promise) version.

1) Take care of yourself and others.

2) Engage in your academic experience.

3) Find your way and make connections.

  • Connect with on campus student organizations! Fill out this quick form to get connected with your hall government and/or your neighborhood Black or LGBTIQA+ caucus.
  • Explore collectivism and intersectionality via the Stronger Together Dinner Series — dinners hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center continue in November!
  • Visit Involve@State to connect with student clubs and groups.
  • The arts are happening all around you! Connect with jobs, events, academic programs, and opportunities in the arts for MSU students at

4) Get involved outside the classroom.

5) Connect with important resources.

  • Search, apply for and accept MSU scholarships at
  • Reminder: Residence halls will be locked, and dining halls and residence halls will have reduced operations during Thanksgiving break.
  • On campus during the November break? Join the Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT) for the 21st Annual Unity Dinner! Enjoy a complimentary meal and good company — learn more and RSVP by Nov. 19.
  • Announcing free, confidential and easy emergency contraceptives available for students proudly provided by the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center. Stop by Room 302 in the Student Services Building, Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Join a public dining event for LGBTQIA2s+ students in Brody Square dining hall to eat, play games and build connections, hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center Nov. 30 from 6-8 p.m. The GSCC will pay for students without meal plans!
  • Interested in returning to on-campus housing this spring? A housing request form is available on the Live On website

6) Billing and financial aid.

  • Check to review any balance due on your student account — next billing statements arrived Nov. 10 and are due Dec. 1. Spring semester bills will be available Dec. 15 and will be due Jan. 8.
  • Need to make a payment? Learn about fee schedules and everything you need to know about paying your bill.
  • Questions about billing? Email the Student Accounts Office at or reach them at 517-355-3343.
  • The FAFSA application for financial aid in the fall of 2024 and spring/summer of 2025 will be delayed until at least December 2023.
  • Check the status of your current financial aid via the MSU Financial Aid Portal in the Student Information System. Review your financial aid package and act on any loans if needed.
    • Your financial aid package may not be complete until you finalize any outstanding items. Verify you are viewing the August 2023-May 2024 tab to act for the aid year. If actions on your financial aid portal homepage are listed as “Completed” or “Not Required,” no further action is needed.
  • Questions about your financial aid? Email or call 517-353-5940.

If you have any questions about anything related to MSU, please email

Please let us know if we can help in any way.


Vennie Gore
Senior Vice President for Student Life & Engagement

Mark Largent
Vice Provost & Dean of Undergraduate Education