• 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!

  • Success Series featuring Eric Thomas

    The Success Series is a weekly motivational (Mondays) and support program for MSU students designed to inspire success academically, personally, and professionally and features renowned motivational speaker, Dr. Eric "ET, the Hip-Hop Preacher" Thomas!

  • 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…
  • Scholarship Writing Workshop


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; ADVISING; MOTIVATION; LEADERSHIP;



“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 […]

26th Annual Dia de la Mujer (DDLM) Conference

Save-the-Date! Saturday, April 6, 2019

REGISTRATION and other details can be found at www.ddlm.ocat.msu.edu.


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