Updates and Operations During COVID-19

Updated August 19, 2020

In an effort to keep all Spartans healthy, Fall 2020 courses will be held almost entirely online, and students will not be living on campus. For everyone—whether remote or in-person—measures are being taken to ensure the safety of all Spartans while maintaining as many services as possible. This page offers information, resources, and links to services available to students, faculty, and staff.

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The main office telephone line, 517-355-0210, is being monitored during regular business hours, so please reach out if you need any help or guidance.

Please reach out to your faculty members and RCAH staff to let us know how you are doing, how you are passing the time, and how we can make the 2020-2021 school year as successful as possible in these bizarre times. You can reach your faculty members and staff here.


Entering Snyder-Phillips Hall

If you need to enter Snyder-Phillips, MSU is requiring the submission of a health screening questionnaire each time you visit. Thank you for your cooperation. Here is the link to the questionnaire: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=MHEXIi9k2UGSEXQjetVofRr5465eeclGlAHCZg1x3UtUQU1EWTRBTkZTMzVESEJDTzRPMTBHNEFHVC4u 


Informational Resources


Student Financial Resources


RCAH Resources

Academic and Career Advising

Academic and Career Advising - For information and updates about scheduling virtual advising, office hours, and more.


RCAH Courses and Academics


Courses: Students should consult with their professors regarding online classes. If you are having problems with techology related to courses and coursework, contact the MSU IT Helpdesk at 517-432-6200 or 844-678-6200, or visit their website: https://tech.msu.edu/support/help/.

The Provost strongly encourages students to work with academic advisors to help determine if this option is right for them. RCAH advisers can be reached here.


RCAH Admissions and Recruitment

RCAH recruitment coordinators Sahar Mahmood and Ruggie Ramereiz are working and available, even though all MSU admissions events on campus and around the world have been canceled until further notice. Contact Sahar and Ruggie today to arrange a virtual or in-person meeting.


Technology and Technical Support

A wide variety of technical support and service resources, including remote access to software and applications; internet access; technical support; and other resources, can be found on this page created for RCAH students: http://rcah.msu.edu/coronavirus/coronavirus-tech.html 

If you are having technical issues, contact the MSU IT Helpdesk at 517-432-6200 or 844-678-6200, or visit their website: https://tech.msu.edu/support/help/.


Counseling, Health, and Emergency Services

MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS): Staff is working remotely to help meet the needs of MSU students, and CAPS offices at Olin Health Center, MSU Student Union, and the Neighborhoods are closed. CAPS Phone (517-355-8270) will be set to a voice prompt with 3 options: (Press 1) To talk with a crisis counselor, (Press 2) to leave a message with the CAPS Nurse which will be responded to within one business day, or (Press 3) for general messages.

  • Patients needing a prescription refill prior to their next appointment can use the MyMSUHealth patient portal to make the request: https://mymsuhealth.hc.msu.edu

Student Health Services is advising students to FIRST CALL 517-353-4660 to determine whether you'll schedule an appointment, receive care by phone, or information for self-care.

MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness is offering students, faculty, and staff three options for free fitness: Fitness on Demand FLEX; Group Ex Classes via Zoom!; and Precor Spin Classes free for 60 Days. More information.


Student Housing and Dining

Culinary Services

For the most up-to-date information about all MSU Culinary Services operations, including dining halls, Sparty's, Starbucks, and other places, visit https://eatatstate.msu.edu/news/diningupdatesmarch2020.


Student Housing and MSU LiveOn

For the most up-to-date information on housing and living at MSU, visit https://liveon.msu.edu.


Coronavirus Video

RCAH and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources partnered with Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) on an animation that addresses best practices to protect against the coronavirus through recommended preventative measures. As COVID-19 has spread around most parts of the world and mutual aid efforts are expanding, we are asking your help in sharing this video to places that might not have Internet connections and where education like this would be helpful. See the video and a full list of languages offered.