Alumni Questions & Answers
How can I become an MSU Alumni Office member?
The MSU Alumni Office (MSUAO) is a non-dues membership program. All graduates of MSU are members of the MSUAO. Alumni who donate $100 or more annually will be given access to special benefits and be recognized as Spartan Loyal. Learn more.
What benefits are given to alumni who are Spartan Loyal?
Spartan Loyal alumni receive two levels of services as well as recognition. Those who are designated Spartan Loyal will have access to a digital card to access these services. Legacy life members of the MSU Alumni Office will receive the same benefits as those designated Spartan Loyal, regardless of whether or not they choose to make additional financial contributions to the university, and will be sent a new Spartan Loyal card to access services.
How often do I need to make the $100 cumulative donation to remain Spartan Loyal?
An annual cumulative contribution of $100 must be made to the college(s) or program(s) of your choice to keep your Spartan Loyal designation. Gifts are counted each July 1 through the following June 30, with the Spartan Loyal designation recognized for the following 12 months.
Where do I go to make a financial contribution to Michigan State University?
- Online: givingto.msu.edu/gift
- By mail: send a check payable to Michigan State University and include the name of the fund you’d like to support.
Michigan State University
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824
- By phone: (517) 884-1000
How can I stay connected to MSU even though I am no longer near campus?
The MSU Alumni Office helps you stay connected to the university in a meaningful way throughout your life. There are many ways that you can stay involved:
- Connect with a local alumni community for social events, volunteer opportunities and game watches.
- Attend MSU-sponsored events in your local area.
- View campus events online via our Livestream channel.
- Continue to develop professionally through our Alumni LENS in-person events, complimentary webinars, online learning and certification courses and career resources.
How can I learn more about MSU Alumni Office travel and tours?
How can I learn more about the Global Day of Service?
The annual Global Day of Service is in April of each year. Project and volunteer registration is open several months in advance of the day. If you’d like to participate and don’t see a project in your area, let us know and we’ll tell you if one is developed.
Does Sparty attend private events? How do I request Sparty?
Yes, Sparty is a very busy guy who attends nearly 500 events per year including weddings, community events, birthday parties, bar mitzvahs and nearly everything else you can imagine. Because of his university commitments, he is unable to attend private functions on the days of home or away football games. If you’d like him to attend your event, make your request as early as possible. Due to his academic and university commitments, Sparty is unable to confirm his appearances any earlier than one month prior to the event.
Does the MSU Alumni Office have any involvement with athletic tickets?
No, the MSU Alumni Office is not involved with athletic tickets. We do not have tickets available for alumni and cannot provide discounts on tickets. Please visit the Spartan Ticket Office website for information on tickets.