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MSU Events for the Week of Veterans Day 2018

In support of the military-connected members of the MSU community and beyond, the MSU Student Veterans Resource Center, MSU Chapter of the Student Veterans of America, and the MSU Veteran Outreach Committee present the following events for the week of Veterans Day.

Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions

Monday, November 5 – Thursday, November 8, 2018
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Student Services Building, Room 6, 556 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing

These sessions will cover various veteran experiences including education, employment, military culture and military families. Bring your own lunch. No registration necessary.

ROTC Veterans Day Program

Thursday, November 8, 2018
3:30 p.m.
MSU Chapel, 636 Auditorium Road, East Lansing

Join the MSU Army and MSU Air Force ROTC units for a short service honoring veterans. Everyone is welcome.

Veterans Day Dinner

Thursday, November 8, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Vista at Shaw Hall, 591 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing

Receive a discount on this special dinner honoring all who served.


Third Annual Veterans Day Program and Brunch

Friday, November 9, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
MSU Student Union Ballroom, 49 Abbot Road, East Lansing

Cap off the week's events with the third annual Veterans Day brunch program. The event is free but advance registration is required. Following opening remarks and brunch, there will be a panel discussion comprised of the four subject matter experts who spoke during the week's previous Lunch and Learn sessions. They will come together to combine their experiences in a way that paints a picture of the experiences of veterans and their families in the civilian world. Sponsored by the Student Veterans Resource Center and ASMSU.  


Operation Gratitude with MSU Students for Troops

If you are attending Friday's Veterans Day Program or any of the week's Lunch and Learn presentations, please consider bringing an item or small donation for Operation Gratitude. All donations will go toward sending care packages to active military, military families, veterans and first responders.

Requested donation items: 

  • Socks 
  • Unused greeting cards/stationery 
  • Batteries (AA or AAA, 4 pack or fewer) 
  • Mini flashlights 
  • Beanie Babies/Webkinz/Trolls or small plush toys 
  • Gum/mints/breath strips 
  • Knit hats/scarves 
  • Cool Ties (neck coolers)
  • Paracord survival bracelets 
  • Video games 
  • Flash drives 
  • Earbuds 
  • Used cell phones 
  • Gift cards to Walmart/Target/Walgreens/VISA/MasterCard/American Express 
  • Lip balm/Chapstick 
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant (solid, 32oz or less) 
  • Disposable razors (pack of 5 or fewer) 
  • Non-aerosol shaving gel in tubes
  • Individual packets of moist towelettes (30 wipes or fewer) 
  • Hand/foot warmers (travel size) 
  • Cotton swabs (pack of 50 or fewer)
  • Facial tissue (travel size) 
  • Mini sewing kits
  • Operation Gratitude Amazon Wish List


Carillon Concert

Sunday, November 11, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Beaumont Tower, 375 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing

In celebration of the Inauguration of Peace Carillon at Park Abbey in Leuven, Belgium, carillonneurs around the world will play A Sacred Suite, a triptych on Gregorian themes by the renowned Flemish carillonneur and composer Geert D'hollander. This special event takes place in local time worldwide on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 100 years after the armistice was signed for the end of World War I.

MSU Museum Exhibit - War and Speech: Propaganda, Patriotism, & Dissent in the Great War

MSU Museum, 409 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing

Exhibit runs through November 11, 2018

Past Events

Paint Nite Fundraiser for Student Veterans of America MSU Chapter

Mid-Michigan Honor Flight

Free admission to MSU baseball game

The Michigan Warriors Hockey Program (MWHP) at Suburban Ice East Lansing

2nd Annual Fall Veterans Welcome Picnic at the Student Services Courtyard

Military at MSU

MSU participates in current military efforts and training.