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Arriving or Returning to MSU

In May 2021, MSU issued new guidance for anyone traveling to campus. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to require that we all be flexible and share in the goal of minimizing infections.


Travel to East Lansing or Other Campus Location

Everyone coming to MSU from in-state, out-of-state, or international locations must follow the MSU Community Compact and general guidance posted on MSU Together We Will.

All employees entering campus must participate in their unit's employee screening system, which may involve participating in Spartan Health Screening.


Travel Health Guidance

Do not travel if:

  • You are sick
  • You test positive for COVID-19
  • You come into contact with someone who has COVID-19
  • You have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath

While traveling:

  • Wear a mask at all times except to eat or drink
  • Practice physical distancing
  • Practice good hygiene which includes frequently washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available
  • Comply with all guidance you receive from officials

Everyone is strongly encouraged to review the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.


Information for All Visitors to Campus 

All visitors to campus must follow all MSU health and safety guidelines which include:

  • Complete the Spartan Health Screening form each day they are on campus
  • Wear a face covering at all times on campus (indoors and outdoors) and in public areas in East Lansing
  • Practice physical distancing
  • Stay home if sick, if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you may have been exposed to COVID-19
  • All other guidance outlined in the MSU Community Compact.

Units sponsoring incoming visitors for programmatic activities should be prepared to reschedule or cancel the visit if the public health situation on campus or at point of departure worsens. Units are also responsible for communicating and assisting with MSU health and safety guidelines. To the extent possible, virtual attendance and/or remote hosting should be considered in all cases.

More resources for visitors to campus.


A toll-free hotline has been set up at 888-353-1294 to answer questions from the campus community about the university's response to COVID-19.