Prospective Students

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the School of Packaging! We encourage you to browse our website and see all that we have to offer.

If you are interested in scheduling a time to visit, we have several tour dates available for the fall semester.  Our tours take place in the morning, allowing you to take advantage of MSU’s admissions office tours offered in the afternoons.

At a tour, you’ll meet with our academic advisor and be able to ask any questions you have about our program requirements. Then, one of our Packaging Ambassadors, current seniors in the program, will take you on a tour of our facilities, and talk about their experiences as a student. These ambassadors can answer any questions about the student experience as a packaging student or at MSU as a whole.

To register for one of these tours, please contact Gayle Cohen, Academic Specialist for the School of Packaging, at 48 hours’ notice is required. If you cannot make these dates, please contact Gayle Cohen, and we will do our best to accommodate, but it cannot be guaranteed due to advisor and ambassador scheduling.

Meet our Ambassadors!

Alie Slagle 

Senior - Class of 2017


My passion for Packaging was initiated through an experience at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos orphanage in Mexico. Witnessing the struggles that they had with food demonstrated the need of assistance and the important role that packaging can play. I am currently a senior in the School of Packaging and am also minoring in Food Processing & Technology and Spanish. I have completed three internships at General Mills in both Research & Development and Quality Operations as well as one internship at Printpack working on flexible films. Throughout my time at State, I have enjoyed being heavily involved in Pi Kappa Gamma (Packaging Honor Society), mentoring incoming freshmen, as well as being the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the Food Safety & HACCP course on campus. Go Green! 


Lindsay Jessmore

Junior—Class of 2019


"I am a junior majoring in packaging with a minor in environmental and sustainability studies. I am from South Carolina and came here to MSU specifically for it's world-renowned packaging program. I have spent the last two summers also focusing on packaging, first through studying packaging logistics abroad in Europe and again this past summer as an intern at a packaging supplier in Chicago. I am currently serving as Vice President of CoPPAC, our packaging club, and I also work as an intern in MSU’s School of Packaging."


Finding Us:

We are located at 448 Wilson Road, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824. The best place to park is in the parking ramp #5, right off Trowbridge Road. There are metered spaces in this parking ramp. The main office is room 130—stop in to check and receive instructions. If you are running late, please call the front desk at 517-355-9580.

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