School of Packaging Building Renovation
Phase 1 Goal: $10 million Raised: $10 million
The MSU School of Packaging was the first school of packaging in the United States and the largest packaging program in the country. It is the only school that offers a Ph.D. program. The Packaging Building was last updated in 1986 and is in need of renovation.
To attract the next generation of faculty, it is imperative that our academic spaces and laboratories reflect what we are – the top school in packaging.
INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
Donors make investments to break ground on Packaging Building
Michigan State University celebrated breaking ground on renovations to the MSU School of Packaging building on April 19, following a fundraising campaign that raised more than $10 million. The renovations are supported by commitments to the renovation project totaling from alumni and donors including lead gifts from Amcor, Charles and Jackie Frasier and Ring Container Technologies.READ MORE
ENVISIONING THE FUTURE
Renovation of the School of Packaging
The School of Packaging is one of the infrastructure projects that we are planning and for which we are seeking private investments. Alyssa Harben, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Packaging works with some of our world-class faculty there. In this video, she describes how our facilities attract the best and brightest.LEARN MORE
A LOOK AT THE FUTURE
School of Packaging Building Upgrade
A look at the future home of the MSU School of Packaging. By investing in our students, our faculty and our spaces, we will assure that the MSU School of Packaging will continue to develop the science that will raise the bar as we continue to lead the field as the first school of packaging in the country. We will continue to educate and deliver a well-prepared workforce for the industry and the educators of tomorrow.
Packaging Building Renovation Live Video Feed
Construction has started to renovate the Packaging building. Watch the live video feed, provided by Christman Construction.
How you can help
With private support, we will make much-needed investments in our infrastructure:
- Our labs will be refreshed with new, state-of-the-art equipment to provide world-class facilities.
- We will create new, central gathering spaces with adequate seating where students can plug in, work between classes and recharge their electronic devices.
- Open-style lab and office arrangements for graduate students will encourage conversation and collaboration to lead to greater ideation and opportunities to anticipate and solve packaging challenges in areas such as food and water safety, healthcare and sustainability.
Published on September 1, 2022
Packaging senior Lily Kirkman decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in packaging for its design-based learning and science.
Published on April 19, 2022
Packaging project receives more than $10 million in gifts from donors in order to break ground.
Published on April 12, 2022
MSU Packaging alumnus Chuck Frasier and his wife, Jackie, have made multiple gifts to the Packaging Building Renovation to complete the fundraising goal and allow construction to begin, as well as to establish an endowed faculty position in packaging.
In the News
Published on April 20, 2022 by The State News
Published on August 3, 2021 by MSU Today
Amcor to partner with Michigan State University to power innovation and talent in packaging sustainability
Published on August 3, 2021 by Amcor
Russ White interview with Daum and Amcor presidents on largest corporate gift to MSU's School of Packaging
Published on August 3, 2021 by MSU Today Podcast with Russ White
Published on July 30, 2019 by MSU Developments