• OCAT redesign
  • MAGIC 2018

    Maximizing Academic Growth In College or MAGIC is a summer transition program for incoming MSU freshmen.

  • Homecoming Parade

    "Existence Is Resistance" MSU Homecoming Parade 2017

  • Spartan Remix 2018

    Spartan Remix is an annual welcome back event that celebrates art, music and culture!

  • Jackson National Panel/Lunch/Tour/Networking

    OCAT in partnership with Full Circle Financial and Migrant Student Services hosted students on a tour, panel, lunch and networking trip to Jackson National Insurance in Okemos, MI.

  • I AM…
  • OCAT Fridays


OCAT is the hub for creating and collecting opportunities for students, staff, and faculty. Click here to discover internships, volunteer, workshops, career development, and study abroad opportunities. Discover upcoming events at OCAT and MSU by visiting our events calendar! JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS: Search for MSU campus-related and non-MSU jobs and internships at the link above. Also, make […]

Student Success Initiatives

Student Success Initiatives

OCAT provides a number of initiatives aimed in promoting student success through mentoring, advising, motivating and leadership development. MENTORING; Research shows that mentorship has a positive impact on students’ persistence and academic achievement in college and helps prepare them to be successful in professional careers. After one year of mentoring, students with mentors have higher […]



“We are committed to guiding you through the institutional processes to address incidents of bias, discrimination, and harrassment…; We are committed to advancing the conversation on equity and inclusion on our campus; We are committed to making MSU a place where everyone feels safe and feels like they belong; We are committed to standing alongside […]

Learn about OCAT!

Learn about OCAT!

OCAT Video OCAT Newsletters Mission Statement: The Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT) constructs supportive cultural, social and educational communities that actively involve students in learning.  OCAT supports individual students in their navigation of cross-cultural encounters, and in their own understanding, exploration and development of cultural identity. Student-to-student interaction is the key to benefiting from […]


Maximizing Academic Growth In College or MAGIC is a summer transition program for incoming MSU freshmen. This one-week program is offered twice in the summer during July. READ MORE HERE




(Download application here & follow instructions below.)
MAGIC Participant Application

Participants choose one week: Week One (July 14-19, 2019) or Week Two (July 21-26, 2019)

Please follow & like us :)

Twitter Widget