This summer flew by, and now it's time to welcome all of our Spartans back to East Lansing!

Students start moving into Michigan State University's residence halls on Thursday, August 26th and classes start Wednesday, September 1st.

That time in between moving in and starting classes is Welcome Week, and it's one of the best parts of starting a new academic year. To learn more about all of the welcome week events, visit MSU's website.

Not only do new students get to experience life on campus, but they also get a lot of perks! One of those perks is the new student offer from MSU Federal Credit Union. Open your MSUFCU Totally Green Checking Account, make 10 purchases using your Spartan Visa Debit Card, and you'll receive $100. It's that easy! Open your account today to get started. Visit the MSUFCU website for details.

Getting $100 is great, but $500 would be even better, right? We've teamed up with MSUFCU to give you the chance to put an extra $500 in your pocket. Fill out the form below before August 31 at 11:59 PM to enter. It's as simple as that!

Starting a new school year can be stressful, so make sure you're taking care of yourself. A great way to relax is to enjoy a picnic at one of the many scenic spots around campus.

Best Summer Picnic Spots on Michigan State University's Campus

Michigan State has one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. We went around and took pictures to show you a few spots where you might want to put a picnic blanket down and sit for a while to enjoy the gorgeous summer weather.