Office of Student Affairs and Services
Wanda Lipscomb, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Do you have questions or need assistance? The faculty and staff of the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS) are always available and will work closely with you throughout your time at CHM. There are OSAS offices located in both East Lansing and Grand Rapids. Please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Prematriculation and Orientation Week
The Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS) coordinates the Prematriculation and Orientation Program, and the White Coat Ceremony (see below).
It is highly recommended that the entering class be in their respective preclinical community by mid-August in preparation for the mandatory Prematriculation and Orientation Program. For questions regarding the Prematriculation and Orientation Program or the White Coat Ceremony, please contact the Office of Student Affairs directly at 517-353-7140 or email.
Prematriculation and Orientation Program: August 17 - August 26, 2017
White Coat Ceremony: Sunday, August 27, 2017 in the DeVos Performance Hall (Grand Rapids, MI) at 3:00 p.m.
The White Coat Ceremony marks the official entrance into the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. All 190 students will be “coated” with their first official white coat, followed by a celebration with family and friends.
First Day of Class: August 28
Personal Identification (PID) Number and Personal Access Number (PAN)
All students receive a PID and PAN upon admission to the university. These numbers are needed to activate your MSU NetID and MSU email account.
When your PID and PAN are available, you will access them in the CHM Applicant Portal.
MSU Net ID and Email Account
When you receive your PID and PAN numbers, you must activate your MSU NetID and MSU email account.
Your MSU NetID gives you access to online resources and the electronic mail system (@msu.edu) at Michigan State University. There is a deadline to activate your MSU Net ID, which will be given by OSAS via email. Go to Activating Your MSU NetID for detailed information on activation. When your MSU email address is established, update your email address with AMCAS, as much of the information for entering students is sent using the AMCAS system.
When your MSU NetID has been activated, your @msu.edu address will automatically be added to the entering class listserv. Check your email frequently so you do not miss critical information. All listserv email will be sent to your MSU email account only.
Students are strongly advised not to purchase a home or expect to otherwise settle in the local area. All students should expect to relocate to one of the clinical campuses at the end of Block II, except in cases of documented hardships. Home ownership does not meet the criteria for hardship.
Please see our housing pages for resources you may find useful in your search for housing: