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MSU Homecoming Brings Together More Than 100
Alumni and Friends of the Residential Colleges
The welcome table at the tailgate tent was decorated on one side by Lyman Briggs College.

For the first time ever, the three residential colleges at MSU (RCAH, James Madison, and Lyman Briggs) co-hosted a homecoming event, bringing together more than 100 faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Along with food and refreshments, participants at the event also enjoyed folk music from the Bard Owls, scientific demonstrations from Science Theater, and a quick set from the a cappella group, RCAHppella.

Though the weather was a bit wet, participants stayed warm with hot cocoa, coffee, and breakfast sandwiches; as well as great conversation.

Watching a student from Science Theater break a brick with a sledgehammer while it was sitting on the chest of another student- a student who was laying on a bed of nails- was the highlight for many of those who attended, said Briggs' Assistant Dean Philip Strong.

A group from Lyman Briggs poses by the center post of the tent. More than 100 participants showed up to the tailgate."The entertainment was excellent, the food was great, and the cooperative atmosphere really set the tone for future collaboration with the other residential colleges," Strong said.

Having all three residential colleges represented by faculty, staff, and current students, as well as an appearance from President Simon herself, was a great way to show our alumni how important they are to us, which is what homecoming is all about, he said.

Details are currently being discussed for a similar event to be held next fall, and other potential events in the spring and summer. If you are an alum who would like to learn more about events such as these, and/or sign up for our social media for an easy connection, please click here.


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Students photographed during the Summer REU Program
Friday, October 12, MSU held the annual Homecoming Parade. The Lyman Briggs College float was planned and designed by current students in the Student Advisory Council, and driven by Briggs IT Coordinator Joseph Murray and Assistant Dean Philip Strong.
Students photographed during the Summer REU Program