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Grandparents University is a program for alumni and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to come together for a three-day educational experience while spending time together on the MSU campus.

Participants enjoy the college experience of living in a residence hall, attending classes across campus and sampling the many highlights of MSU. Grandparents University gives alumni a chance to relive their college days while exploring campus and creating lifelong memories with their grandchildren.

Grandparents University is organized by the alumni relations professionals within colleges and units across campus. The program is self-supporting and relies entirely on registration fees, donor contributions and sponsor support to cover all expenses.

The program is organized by these MSU alumni relations professionals:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Arts and Letters
  • Eli Broad College of Business
  • Engineering
  • MSU Alumni Association
  • MSU Extension
  • Music/Community Music School
  • Packaging Alumni Association
  • Social Science

Grandparents University at MSU began in June 2006 as a joint initiative of the alumni associations from the College of Natural Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the School of Packaging.

Registration is open to everyone and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

We receive many similar questions from participants. The Frequently Asked Questions & Contact Info page identifies many of these. Please review these items and then email us at gpu@msu.edu if you have additional questions.