Thanksgiving Break

As Thanksgiving Break approaches, we want to remind students that residence halls are open over the break period. All residents are welcome to stay from Wednesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 26, at no extra charge and no need to communicate if you’re staying or not.

To promote a safe living environment for residents staying on campus during the break period, all students will need to use their MSU IDs to access their residence hall. MSU IDs will only grant access to the residence hall in which the resident lives and to the hall with the open service center.

Students in need of assistance during the Thanksgiving break can seek help from the primary desks in each residence hall between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The primary desk information for each residence hall is available at

Resident Assistants will also be available during Thanksgiving weekend. Students can call the RA on Duty phone between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. to get assistance while the primary service centers are closed. The RA duty phone number for each residence hall is posted in its respective building.  

Dining Information

Residential dining will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. Normal dining hall hours will resume Sunday, November 26, at 4:30 p.m. To support students staying for the break period, Culinary Services is offering the following dining options:  

  • Kellogg Hotel will be open 6 a.m. – Noon, Thursday – Sunday, for a continental breakfast, which will include items such as baked goods and pastries, fruit, bread, coffee and tea, as well as cereal and milk.  

  • Kellogg Market will be open Noon - 5 p.m., Thursday – Sunday, with an expanded selection of grab & go items as part of the Combo-X-Change program.  

  • Owen Sparty’s will be open Noon – 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday, with an expanded selection of grab & go items as part of the Combo-X-Change program.
  • Thrive at Owen will be open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for all-you-care-to-eat dining.  

  • Additionally, students have the option to attend a Unity Dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Please see below for additional information. 

For the latest dining information during Thanksgiving break, please visit the Eat at State website

Thanksgiving Unity Dinner

The Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT) is proud to host the 21st Annual Homiesgiving Unity Dinner! Those on campus during the November break can enjoy a complimentary meal and good company in the Brody Classrooms on Thursday, Nov. 23, noon-2 p.m. Kosher, halal, vegetarian, and gluten-free options will be provided. RSVP today!

We hope all students enjoy the upcoming long weekend and get some much-deserved rest and relaxation! 

Non-Perishable Food Collection 

From Nov. 15 through Nov. 27, the Student Life & Engagement (SLE) Sustainability team is collecting non-perishable food items to support the MSU Student Food Bank and other community organizations. Please take any unwanted non-perishable food items to the collection bin at your primary service center.  



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