MSU Media Summer Camp
Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Camp

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What is the program cancellation/refund policy?

Please view the University Policies page for a complete overview of MSU Media Camps' cancellation and refund policy:

There is a non-refundable, non-transferable processing/holding fee of $100. Those who have enrolled in camp, but have not made payment within 48 hours of registration will be removed from the registration roster. Your seat is not reserved until payment is received. Camp payments, less the $100 non-refundable processing/holding fee, are refundable up until 6 weeks prior to the start of the confirmed camp week/session. No refunds will be issued for cancellations or withdrawals within 6 weeks of the start of confirmed camp week/session.

When does registration close?

Programs are open on a rolling basis until the section is full.

What is the cost of the program?

Prices vary for day-only and overnight students.

Day-Only Camp - Cost: $625

  • Includes all instruction, instructional materials, computer facilities, all day-time activities, and supervision. Students receive a lunch meal plan through University cafeteria services. The lunch plan is required so students become more familiar with campus and gain a more meaningful college experience by participating in student life at MSU. The University cafeteria offers a diverse menu every day, and caters to every individual's dietary restrictions.
  • Camp is Monday - Friday. Camp hours run 9am - 5pm daily during programming. (Overnight stay and evening activities are not included.)

Overnight/Residential Option - Cost: $975

(Students check in the Sunday night prior to the start date of camp)

  • Includes all of the features of the Day-Only camp
  • Overnight lodging for 5 nights (Sunday-Thursday nights).
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals throughout the programming week.
  • Night and recreational activities.
  • Overnight chaperone supervision.

What are the dates for 2016 MSU Media Summer Camps?

Summer programs take place in July. Please check the 2016 Dates for specific week offerings.

Do you have a detailed copy of the program you can share with me?

All publishable details of MSU Media Summer Camps can be found in our Program Handbook.

Where do camp residential students stay overnight on campus?

Our students stay in Shaw Hall, just three blocks NE from the Communication Arts and Sciences College where students attend class daily. Overnight students check-in the Sunday before camp instruction begins at Shaw Hall.

Where is the student showcase the last day of camp?

Families and friends are welcome to see what students made during their camp experience by attending the student showcase the final day of camp in the Communication Arts and Sciences Auditorium, Room 147. The Communication Art and Sciences College is located at 404 Wilson Road in East Lansing, Michigan. Visitors may find parking at the garage ramp located at the corners of Red Cedar and Trowbridge roads on block south of the Communication Arts and Sciences College, across from the MSU police station. Please park at metered spots only. Non-metered spots are reserved for faculty with permits. You will be issued a ticket if you park in a non-metered spot.

What kinds of food are available for students who attend the residential program?

Michigan State University offers a variety of healthy food options that account for students with food allergies, intolerances, or religious observations, including menu items to support ovo-lacto vegetarianism, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets among others. All food items are labeled with a listing of ingredients. Students are encouraged to confirm with MSU chefs which available food choices adhere to individual dietary restrictions. You may review MSU food dietary information here.

When will I hear if I receive a scholarship?

We accept scholarship applications until May 1st. Our scholarship committee reviews applications and notifies individuals who receive a scholarship the last week of May of that programming year. Recipients must accept or deny the scholarship within 10 days of notification.

How can I maintain my skills once camp ends?

Stay involved by following us on Facebook. We regularly post news and resources that can help you maintain and continue to develop your skills. You can also access tutorials, games, assets, and a community of fellow game design students here: Here, you can upload and download games, and provide and receive feedback on your work.

I am interested in pursuing these kinds of programs in college. Who do I contact to get more information about related majors and questions I have about college?

Send us an inquiry on our contact page. We can connect with MSU's college counselors, faculty, or advisors who can help you as you navigate your college and career choice.

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