College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) visits and tours are a great way for prospective students to learn more about Michigan State University, academic programs and campus life.
Individual College Visit
The CANR welcomes visits from prospective students interested in learning about academic programs and other MSU opportunities in research, education abroad and student life.
Visit campus to learn more about:
- CANR Undergraduate Programs
- CANR Graduate Programs
- Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) Certificate Programs
Meetings last about an hour and, when possible, are scheduled with the CANR academic advisor or program coordinator in your area of interest.
Visits are scheduled Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Full address
- Phone number
- Preferred visit dates and times
- Any special requests or questions
Farm Tour Fridays: Department of Animal Science
The Department of Animal Science offers farm tours on select Fridays. These tours offer the opportunity to see all of the MSU farms and meat lab, as well as hear about the animal science major from a student's perspective.
Tours are led by current students and there's also a chance to talk with the advising coordinator. If interested, submit the Farm Tour Friday form and choose a date. For questions, contact Jessica Kiesling at email@example.com or 517-353-4570.
Group College Tours
If you are interested in bringing a group of students to campus for a tour of the CANR, then complete the same online campus tour form indicating a group tour and details of your group. A group tour includes a 30-minute welcome and CANR overview and a walking tour of some CANR on-campus facilities.
Group tours last approximately an hour and a half and are only available in the fall during September and October. Spring group tours are available in March and April.
For more information about group tours, contact Stacey Greisinger in the CANR Office of Academic and Student Affairs at 517-355-0234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSU Admissions Tours
It is also recommended that prospective MSU students attend the appropriate MSU Admissions visit program through the main university Admissions office in addition to a CANR campus visit. These programs will cover information about admissions, financial aid, residence life, and include a 45-minute walking tour.
For students planning to attend the MSU Admissions visit program, register for a program on the date that works best for you and then let us know in the “special requests or questions” section in the CANR online campus visit form.
Self-Guided Walking Tours
The MSU campus has many wonderful facilities, beautiful gardens and other points of interest that are open to the public. You can create your own tour based on interest and schedule for example MSU farms and gardens.
Here are a few points of interest for you to visit that are part of CANR or of interest to those programs of study
- MSU Dairy Store – Anthony Hall and the MSU Union
- Bug House – Natural Science Building (set up an appointment)
- MSU Horticulture Gardens
- The Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden
- The Amien Carter Annual Gardens
- The Judith A. DeLapa Perennial Garden
- The Clarence E. Lewis Landscape Arboretum
- The VIP Garden (Vegetables and Insect Pollinators)
- The Frank’s Nursey and Crafts Rose Garden
- Anthony Hall – Department of Animal Science, Dairy Store, Dairy Plant, Meat Lab
- Farrall Hall – Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, Farrall Hall electrical lab, Electrical Technology certificate program
- Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture – CANR Dean’s Office, MSU Extension, AgBioResearch, Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Institute of Agricultural Technology
- Human Ecology Building – School of Planning, Design and Construction; studios;, work rooms; galleries
- Natural Resources Building – Department of Community Sustainability, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Department of Forestry, Polar Bear
- Packaging Building - School of Packaging, classrooms, labs
- Plant and Soil Sciences Building – Department of Horticulture; Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; green roof; gardens; greenhouses
- MSU Farms – located south of the main campus. Farms are open to the public.
- Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education – Located on Farm Lane. South of the main campus.
- Trout Food Science Building – Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, advising center, labs