Get a Big Ten experience at the Michigan State University School of Journalism
The School of Journalism, in partnership with the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, annually invites high school seniors, juniors and sophomores to bring their parents to visit campus. Tour J-School facilities, talk to faculty and students and learn more about how a degree in journalism from MSU can help you change the world.
Directions to campus are available here. Our program will start at 9 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the MIPA office at 517-353-6761 or [email protected].
Tour The State News campus newspaper at 1 p.m.
Before you leave campus, MSU’s student-run newspaper invites you for a tour. Visit their office in downtown East Lansing, talk about some of the opportunities you can have working there and meet current staffers. The tour should only last a half hour or so.
The State News is located at 435 E. Grand River Avenue, above Panda Express and Blaze Pizza. You can park in the adjacent multi-colored parking ramp. The entrance to the office is located in the alley between the building and the parking ramp.
Make Arrangements for a Campus Tour
While you’re at Michigan State University, you may wish to explore the rest of campus. The Office of Admissions offers several opportunities for students and families to visit one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in the nation. Explore campus, tour facilities, and see firsthand why Michigan State is one of top universities in the world.
- Take a Guided Campus Tour: The Office of Admissions runs guided campus tours (pre-registrations may be required) for prospective, admitted and transfer students. Guided tours for prospective students typically start with a 1 p.m. meeting at the MSU Union, followed by a walking tour of campus at 2 p.m. Dress appropriately for the weather! Make a reservation for a tour
- Take a Self-Guided Tour: You may wish to explore campus on your own. Download this guide and a map.
Schedule Your Own Visit
Can’t attend our annual Journalism Day event? Schedule your own visit by calling the School of Journalism at 517-353-6430.
We’ll make arrangements for you to meet with faculty who are available and tour our facilities. You may want to pair this visit with a campus tour arranged through the Office of Admissions.
- Free for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors attending with their parents
- Download a 1-page handout about this event
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
Check-in opens: 9 a.m.
Meet the director: 9:30 a.m.
Building Tour: 10 a.m.
Explore the School of Journalism with faculty & students: 10:45 a.m.
Lunch: 11:15 a.m.
Journalism program highlights: 11:45 p.m.
Farewell: 12:30 p.m.
Optional tour of The State News: 1 p.m.
Coffee, juice and pastries will be served in the morning. A pizza lunch is included as part of your event registration.
Maps & Directions
Michigan State University Communication Arts & Sciences Building
404 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
Map this location
Adjacent visitor parking is available in the parking ramp adjacent to the Communication Arts & Sciences Building (Ramp 5), at Trowbridge and Red Cedar roads. Families who plan to participate in the Admissions Tour may wish to park closer to the center of campus in the visitor parking lots south of Spartan Stadium (Lot 79) and north of Spartan Stadium (Lot 62W). The cost is about 90 cents per half hour.
Ramp 5 adjacent to ComArtSci and Lot 79 on the south side of Spartan Stadium use a Pay by Plate system requiring you to enter your license plate number into one of the kiosks. You may pay with cash (exact change) or credit card, or use MSU’s SpotOn app on your mobile device.
You can view additional on-campus parking options by visiting maps.msu.edu and selecting the “visitor parking” icon in the left-hand menu.
Visitors should be aware that designated handicap-accessible parking, faculty/staff parking, metered parking, and loading zones are enforced at all times. Failure to obey posted signs and regulations may result in ticketing. Michigan State University is not responsible for tickets nor will the university pay for or refund any fines from tickets.