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Tailgate: Celebrating 150 Years of International Spartans
Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
People's Park (outside the International Center)
Office for International Students and Scholars
Event Details:
colorful banner reading celebrating 150 years of international Spartans

Join us for a Homecoming tailgate and help us kick off a year-long, university-wide celebration of the 150th anniversary of MSU's first international students. 

Stop by our tent outside of the International Center from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, September 23 for food, lawn games, and Global Spartan swag. The event is free and open to all international Spartans as well as those who support these important members of the MSU community.

About the Celebration
Michigan State University (then State Agricultural College) first welcomed international students to campus in 1873, just 18 years after the institution was founded. Since then, tens of thousands of international students and scholars from all over the world have attended MSU, enriching our community with their diverse perspectives, talents, cultures and experiences. As we mark the 150th anniversary of MSU's first international students, we want to honor all international Spartans who have helped make MSU the highly-ranked, globally engaged institution it is today.