Internet, Space Available on Campus for Students Without Wi-Fi

MSU Union in the winter

MSU Off-campus Students,

On Saturday, downed power lines caused a widespread power and internet outage off-campus. While most of the off-campus power was restored by area utilities yesterday, we know some of you living off-campus in the East Lansing area may still be experiencing an internet outage because of yesterday’s incident.

We recognize the challenges that this may present as you prepare for your final exams, and we want to make sure you know our on-campus buildings — which were not impacted by these outages — are available to provide you with internet access to study for, or take, your final exams.

Our new STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, along with the Library, MSU Union, Wells Hall and our residence halls that have dining facilities, all have reliable internet access and quiet spaces for your final exam preparations. Please be sure to utilize these spaces if you are experiencing connectivity challenges.

Building hours:

  • MSU Union: 7 a.m. to midnight
  • MSU Main Library: 7:30 a.m. to midnight
  • STEM Teaching and Learning Facility: 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Wells Hall: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Additionally, the university has set aside the following classroom spaces for off-campus students without internet access as a quiet space to take an online final exam:

  • STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, Room 1201, Monday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight
  • STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, Room 2201, Monday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to midnight
  • STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, Room 2202, Monday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. to midnight

If you have specific questions about your final exams or need accommodation, please be sure to discuss your options with your faculty member.

The university continues to engage in conversations with area utilities to get estimated restoration times for these important services. Xfinity has shared it estimates internet service to be restored by 6 p.m. tomorrow for many of our off-campus neighborhoods. That said, our spaces on campus will be available throughout the week should you need to access them.

As you make your way to campus, please be sure to avoid downed power lines and debris on Hagadorn Road as crews work to make the area safe for motorists and pedestrians.

Thank you, and best of luck on your finals, Spartans!

Sincerely,

Vennie Gore
Senior Vice President for Student Life and Engagement

Thomas Jeitschko
Senior Associate Provost
Associate Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
and Dean of the Graduate School

 

Mark Largent
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education