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West Michigan Spartans

Welcome to the MSU Club of West Michigan website. Our club represents over 24,000 Michigan State University Alumni in Kent, Ottawa, Barry, and Allegan counties. Click here to find out more.

"On the Banks of the Grand River"

Join us at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Downtown Grand Rapids for a family friendly watch party for the MSU vs. Oregon game on September 6th.  The game kicks off at 6:30 PM.  We'll have a giant 12' x 22' LED screen setup as well as food vendors and fun for kids of all ages.  Come throw down a blanket and enjoy a great MSU football game with hundreds of your fellow Spartans.  Pending city approval, attendees will be able to BYOB (beer / wine) as well.

We'll have more details in the coming week, but be sure to RSVP today so we can keep you up to date as the game approaches.


Interested in volunteering?  Register Here

Thanks to all those who attended the Steve Smith Charity Challenge

We can't thank all those who attended the 16th Annual Steve Smith Charity Challenge as well as our sponsors enough.  It was a great day of golf and a wonderful evening hearing from Coach Tom Izzo as well as Steve Smith.  We look forward to seeing everybody back next year for the 17th edition of the best golf outing in the country.


Another Successful "MSU Means Business"

Thank you our sponsors, the MSU Broad College of Business and all who attended the annual MSU Means Business event April 17th at the MSU Secchia Center.  The panel discussion and evening reception were a great success!  Congratulations to the MSU Business person of the Year, Blake Krueger, CEO of Wolverine Worldwide. We hope to see you all again next year.

4th Annual Spartan Winter Tailgate - Thank You!

 Thank you to the 750 Spartans who came out to the JW Marriott last night to celebrate the Rose Bowl Championship football season.  It was a great night of honoring John Shinsky with our inaugural West Michigan Spartans Legacy Award, hearing from Coach Dantonio, Coach Narduzzi, Coach Staten, and Mark Hollis about their thoughts on the season, and also raising money for some great causes like MSU and the Grand Rapids Public Schools.  We can not thank our generous sponsors enough for their commitment to our club and the community.

Check out all the pictures from this event!!!


Young Alumni Events

Our Young Alumni group is busy as always coming up with great events for our local alums to enjoy, regardless of age.  Check out the Young Alumni page for more information and to RSVP.

The 15th Annual Steve Smith Charity Challenge Golf Outing and Fundraiser

Thanks to all of those who came out and participated in this year's Steve Smith Charity Challenge.  Over 370 Spartans joined together at Egypt Valley Country Club to celebrate MSU Great Steve Smith, MSU, and to raise money for some great causes. We couldn't have done it without our very generous sponsors, please take a moment to read through them so you can support the businesses that support Michigan State.


Kirk Cousins Visited DeVos Children's Hospital While in Grand Rapids


Are you an Alumni Association Member?

Besides getting savings at a variety of businesses such as insurance, car rentals, moving companies, and on campus entertainment, you'll also be helping your local club. A portion of every alumni association membership gets sent directly to your local club, meaning more great events in the Grand Rapids area.