EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 8th Annual East Lansing Welcomes the World event will be hosted at the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
International students and families are invited to come meet their East Lansing neighbors at this special FREE event, brought to the community by a partnership between the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University.
The event will feature catered food, live music, family activities, community information tables, mingling and more. There will also be a brief program at 2:30 p.m. featuring welcoming remarks by MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows, MSU Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) Director James Dorsett and ELPL Director Kristin Shelley.
Shuttle buses will run from campus to ELPL on a loop from 1-4 p.m., stopping regularly at North Hubbard Hall, the International Center, Brody Hall and the Spartan Village Community Center. These buses are free and available to anyone who needs a ride from the MSU campus to the event. The last bus will leave ELPL at 3:30 p.m.
“The East Lansing Welcomes the World event continues to provide a great opportunity for us to welcome our new neighbors from across the globe to the East Lansing-MSU community,” said ELPL Director Kristin Shelley. “We are honored to host this special community event at the library each year.”
Community Ambassadors Needed – Sign Up Today!
Community members are encouraged to sign up to serve as community ambassadors at this year’s East Lansing Welcomes the World event. Community ambassadors will help set up the event and meet and greet the international students and families as they arrive. There will be a training session for community ambassadors prior to the event. Those interested in signing up to be a community ambassador can contact ELPL’s Phyllis Thode at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Amormino at email@example.com.
Anyone with questions about the event can call ELPL at (517) 351-2420