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Kellogg Hotel Discount for MSU Alumni

Message from the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center: “When you join our exclusive alumni mailing list, we will send you an online booking code for a room rate discount. We will also share news about hotel specials, special events, and meeting and event space at Kellogg Center. (Please note: Room rates may vary based on availability and time of year. Some blackout dates may apply.)”

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Bay Area Spartan Alumni Luncheon and a day at the SF MOMA

Your host, Don Wu, has organized a great event on Sunday, March 10 for Bay Area Alumni. We have two fun events planned:

1. Bay Area Spartan Alumni Luncheon:
Join us for a day of Spartan networking, a tour of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and a silent auction. Your ticket includes:

  • A catered lunch at the W Hotel with a special guided tour of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art after the lunch. This is an opportunity to dine at a great venue and meet other Spartans in a sophisticated setting.
  • Access to our privately-curated Silent Auction which will include signed pieces from Tom Izzo, Tom Anastos, and Draymond Green.
  • A wonderful opportunity to meet and network with MSU Alumni from around the Bay Area.

Tom Izzo signed photograph
Tom Izzo signed photograph


Tom Anastos signed hockey puck
Tom Anastos signed hockey puck

Draymond Green signed basketball
Draymond Green signed basketball

Tickets are $30 and space is limited, so get your ticket today and don’t miss out on this opportunity! RSVP for the luncheon here and click this link to buy your ticket:

2. Spartans Invade SFMOMA:

If you can’t make it to the luncheon but would still like to join us for a day at the Museum of Modern Art, please RSVP here. The MSU Alumni Association generously provided funding to allow you to have access to this event free of charge. Get your FREE ticket here. It’s a great chance to see the opening weekend of the Winogrand Exhibit.

Yours in Green,

Natalie Venuto
Director, Club Communications

Watch Party, MSU vs OSU

Join us Saturday afternoon to cheer on your 18-5, #11 ranked Spartan basketball team as they take on the Buckeyes in a tough road game down in Columbus! Let’s all get together to cheer them on to victory! The team has some tough games coming up this month, but after some hard fought wins they will be fired up going into the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments. There is sure to be lots to celebrate in March for all Spartans!

Event Details

Saturday, Feb 11, 2011, 3:00 p.m. PT
TV Coverage: ESPN

In San Francisco, your host is:
Kate Agius, Events Director

The Blue Light
1979 Union St
San Francisco

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page if you can attend.

Go Green!

Red Wings vs Sharks

Saturday, March 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Sharks v. Detroit Red Wings
HP Pavilion in San Jose

We have a limited number of tickets available for the Sharks-Red Wings game on Saturday, March 17. Don’t procrastinate, as a Saturday game, tickets are in high demand and will go fast. Two types of tickets are available depending on the seating preferred; tickets are $55 for alumni club members or $60 for non-members OR $65 for members, $70 for non-members. Contact Jeanne HuangLi to confirm ticket availability and make arrangements for payment,

Update Feb 18: Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT.

Upcoming Events

Amidst the busy holiday season, take some time out to connect with your fellow MSU alums! We have 3 more events coming up this month, hope you can join us!

Sat, Dec 03, 2011 08:30 AM
Habitat for Humanity

We have a small group of volunteers, but we are looking for some more helpers! If you can make it, please contact Michael Cykowski on email,, or call (248) 659-7139 so we can put you on the list. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community.

Full event details are available here on the site.

Sat, Dec 03, 2011 05:17 PM
Big 10 Championship Football
MSU vs Wisconsin

It’s been quite a season! On Saturday, the Spartans take on the Badgers one more time to take it all. If MSU wins, they are Rose Bowl bound, so come on out and cheer on your Spartans in the “Legends vs. Leaders” showdown. You are not going to want to miss this one! We watched the last MSU vs. Wisconsin game at Green’s Sports Bar (2239 Polk Street, SF), and it was by far the best game watch we’ve had yet! For those taking BART into SF, get off at the Civic Center station. The bar is only 1.5 miles from the station and the number 19 bus goes directly there.

RSVP on our Facebook event page if you’re joining us.

Sun, Dec 18, 2011 01:05 PM
Oakland Raiders vs Detroit Lions
Oakland Coliseum

We have purchased a block of 25 tickets for our group. If you still want to join us, we will do our best to get additional seats in our section. Payment information for tickets is posted here on the site.

RSVP on our Facebook event page to let others know you’re going.

MichAGAIN Alumni Reception

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation invites you to rediscover the bright future awaiting you during the next MichAGAIN Career Opportunity event. Connect with employers that are hiring and mingle with fellow (State of) Michigan alumni as you hear the latest buzz about our great state.

This event is for alumni of any Michigan university/college. Anyone is welcome to attend MI native or not. It is a great opportunity to learn about Pure Michigan!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Loft Bar and Bistro
90 South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95113

RSVP on the Pure Michigan site.


Detroit Lions vs Oakland Raiders

Join us December 18 for Detroit Lions football!

Tickets are on sale from now until November 18 (one month ahead of the game) when we need to submit our group ticket order. So however many people have paid by that date will get a ticket with the group.

Detroit Lions vs Oakland Raiders
December 18, 2011 1:00 p.m. PT
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, CA

Tickets will be at the far end of the stadium from the Raider Nation’s “Black Hole”, so a little more subdued crowd and hopefully some fellow Detroit fans!

Tickets are $89 each, and will be in sections 135-137.

Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders Ticket

Simply click on the above button to pay to our PayPal account for the number of tickets you would like.

Go Lions!

Watch Party, Carrier Classic

In what is surely the most unique setting for a college basketball game ever, this will be the first men’s college basketball game to be played on the deck of a United States military aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, honoring the men and women in the armed forces.

This will be a joint event with the UNC Alumni Association in the Bay Area, so let’s make sure we have a solid MSU representation!

We have a private section reserved for just our two clubs, so you’re sure to get a spot to see the game.

Jillian’s of San Francisco
101 4th Street
San Francisco, California
4pm – 7pm

Carrier Classic

Camo Uniforms

Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks

This is a joint event with the U of M Alumni Club.

We have a LIMITED number of tickets available for the Sharks-Red Wings game on Thursday, November 17. ACT NOW.

Tickets are $65 for members, $70 for non-members. We will aim for a larger alumni gathering for the Sat, March 17, 2012, Sharks-Red Wings game at HP Pavilion.

For more information, email Jeanne Huang-Li.

If you are attending, please RSVP on our Facebook event page, so other Spartans know you are coming!