• OCAT redesign
  • CORES & COPS Leadership Retreat

    CORES & COPS Leadership Retreat 2016

  • Spartan Remix 2016

    Spartan Remix is a celebration of ART, MUSIC, & CULTURE!

  • Student Leadership

    Supporting Student Leaders with OCAT's Leadership Institute

  • Success Series

    OCAT's Success Series featuring Eric 'ET the Hip-Hop Preacher' Thomas (EVERY Tuesday @ MSU)

  • MAGIC 2018


OCAT is the hub for creating and collecting opportunities for students, staff, and faculty. If you want to gain experience in leadership, help promote cultural awareness, meet other students similar and different from yourself, mentor young folks, volunteer, hang out, find jobs/internships, network, etc., then OCAT is for you! We will help you GET INVOLVED […]

Success Series featuring Dr. Eric Thomas! Every TUESDAY @ MSU

Success Series featuring Dr. Eric Thomas! Every TUESDAY @ MSU

The Success Series has ended for the Fall 2017-2018 academic year. We hope to host it again for the Fall 2018-2019 year. More information to come! ************************* The Success Series is a motivational and support series for MSU students that features the dynamic one-of-a-kind motivational speaker Dr. Eric Thomas (aka the Hip-Hop Preacher). These sessions are every Tuesday […]



Join us at the Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions (OCAT) throughout the year for REAL TALKS in an inclusive, non-judgmental, safe, and supportive space.  We welcome all students who need a place to share and be heard. These real talks will be a non-structured, free-flowing opportunity to connect with other students along with OCAT staff about  current […]

NEW! OCAT Promotional Trailer

NEW! OCAT Promotional Trailer

Watch OCAT’s Promotional Trailer! Get Involved. Get Connected. www.ocat.msu.edu VIDEO 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 […]

MAGIC 2018 Participant Applications NOW AVAILABLE!


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. Students will be introduced to campus resources, network with MSU faculty/staff, meet life-long friends ALL before the first day of school! When students return to campus (about a month later), they are ready and prepared for the academic rigors of college life. The MAGIC program aims to prepare incoming students with the MAGIC CONFIDENCE needed to succeed in college!


What are students saying about MAGIC? Read more here!

Choose a week! 

July 8 – 13, 2018 (Week One) ALL SPACES ARE FILLED!
July 15 – 20, 2018 (Week Two) ALL SPACES ARE FILLED!

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