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Global MSU 2020


Inaugural Global MSU
Seoul, Korea
May 29–31, 2020

Join us for a global Spartan celebration!

Global MSU brings together Spartans from around the world to celebrate MSU's vibrant and diverse community, and its commitment to global leadership, learning, and scholarship.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 29

6:00 PM | Welcome Reception
Meet Spartans from around the world and MSU faculty, staff, and leadership visiting from East Lansing.

Saturday, May 30

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Spartan Showcase
Hear from alumni leaders and faculty about their cutting edge ideas and research.

2:00 PM | Signature Concert
Featuring the extraordinary talents of Spartan musicians from around the world, the concert will feature a variety of classical to contemporary arrangements at Sejong Center, one of Seoul's most prestigious performance venues.

6:00 PM | Reception
Enjoy a green and white reception prior to the Gala Dinner.

7:00 PM | Gala Dinner
Enjoy a gala dinner, a keynote by MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., and opportunity to network and connect with Spartans from around the world.

Sunday, May 31

All Day | Explore the Host City
Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Seoul.


Registration for Global MSU is $100.00 USD per person and can be paid through the Eventbrite page.

Registration includes:

  • A discounted rate at preferred hotels
  • Access to thematic educational sessions of your choice
  • Continental breakfast at the thematic educational sessions
  • Access to two networking receptions
  • A ticket to the Signature Alumni Concert at Seoul's Sejong Center
  • A ticket to the Gala Dinner
  • Invitations to college-specific meetings with MSU leadership

Airfare and lodging expenses are NOT included in the registration fee. Guests are responsible for covering their own airfare and lodging expenses.


Le Méridien Seoul

120 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06124
Phone: +82 2-3451-8000
Reservations: +82 2-3451-8114

Rates (per night)
Standard Room (USD) | $190.00
Standard Room (KRW) | ₩220,000

Room Block Name
Michigan State University

Best Western Premier Gangnam

139 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06122
Phone: +82 2-6474-2000
Reservations: +82 2-6474-2000

Rates (per night)
Standard Room (USD) | $125.00*
Standard Room (KRW) | ₩146,600*
*Breakfast is included in the rate

Room Block Name
Michigan State University

To make a reservation at the Best Western Premier Gangnam, complete the reservations form and submit it to BWPG Reservations at reserve(at)bestwesterngangnam.com.

The rates above are part of a discounted block of rooms set aside for registered guests attending Global MSU. To make a reservation, please contact the hotel directly at the Reservations number.

For questions about Global MSU, contact Michael Cylkowski at cylkows3(at)msu.edu or (517) 353–6990.