Community Guidelines

Connecting with the Graduate School

Welcome to the Michigan State University Graduate School Community! We encourage you to engage with the Graduate School and the graduate community through our social media accounts, and we hope that you share information that you find to be particularly useful with your peers. The graduate community is vast, including graduate students, graduate professional students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, staff and alumni. In order to ensure that all our community members have an enriching experience, we’ve provided these guidelines for interaction.

Part of the mission of the Graduate School is to enhance the quality of graduate education at MSU in all its diverse dimensions. We use our social media accounts, blog, and websites to share information that our audiences may find useful and relevant.

If you have any questions related to your particular situation (admissions, conflict resolution, etc.) please contact the Graduate School directly. Representatives are available by phone and in person during our regular business operating hours. Questions can also be submitted via email. These will be responded to during regular business operating hours.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. EST

Call: (517) 353-3220



  • As members of the MSU community, we encourage all visitors to our social media websites to follow the MSU Guidelines for Social Media and the Terms of Service and Community Guidelines documents outlined by each specific social media platform.
  • While we encourage fans to share thoughts and opinions on the Graduate School social media accounts and blogs, we expect that this will be done in a respectful manner. Content may be moderated in accordance with the MSU Guidelines for Social Media.
  • Please do not share your private or confidential information via social media accounts or blog comments. If you have questions regarding your particular case for admissions, etc., please contact the Graduate School directly via email ( or phone (517-353-3220) to speak with a staff member.
  • Posted comments, images, etc. on any Graduate School social media account page, blog posting, or website do not necessarily represent the views of Michigan State University or the Graduate School. Links to external, non-Graduate School webpages posted on Graduate School social media accounts, blog postings, or websites do not constitute official endorsement by, or necessarily represent the views of, the Graduate School or Michigan State University.

Questions and Feedback

If you have any concerns about the content posted on one of our social media accounts or our blog, please email us at We welcome all feedback and thank you for your help in promoting a safe, vibrant and respectful online community.