Student LifeMichigan State University is located in East Lansing, just outside Michigan's capitol city. The campus is spread over 5,200 acres. Founded in 1855 as the nation's first land-grant university, MSU has grown to offer 200 programs of study to the nearly 48,000 students enrolled in 2012.
In addition to the popular Big 10 sporting events that occur in campus, there are a variety of athletics for students to get involved in. There are pools and gym facilities on campus, along with softball and soccer fields. MSU also has one of the largest intramural sports programs in the nation, something that many MSUCOM students participate in.
Michigan State's campus offers a variety of entertainment and culture. Popular places include:
- Wharton Center for Performing Arts: Four venues host a variety of events, including concerts and Broadway theatre
- Breslin Student Events Center: Special events including sporting events, concerts, conventions, and trade shows can be found here
- MSU Museum: offers many different exhibits and programs
- Abrams Planetarium: houses a 150-seat Sky Theater
- Horticulture Gardens: six gardens spread out over 7.5 acres