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General Questions

Q: Who can participate in MSU PAC?
A: MSU PAC is for high school aged students -  rising Freshmen (just completed 8th grade), rising Sophomores (just completed 9th grade), rising Juniors (just completed 10th grade) and rising Seniors (just completed 11th grade). Students who have just completed 7th grade or have just graduated from high school are ineligible to participate.

Q: What are the camp dates for 2024?
A: Drumline: June 20-22; Drum Major Camp 1: June 15-17; Color Guard and Drum Major Camp 2: June 18-20. Due to low enrollment numbers. Please note: Students participating in the camps should bring all the equipment that is needed to participate in the camp in which they will participate (e.g. Drumline Camper should bring a drum, Guard Campers should bring flags, Drum Majors should bring scores to the fall show they will be conducting, and Twirlers should bring batons).

Q: Where do I find registration information? 
A: Registration is OPEN! Camp Registration information is available on our home page. Registration will close on Friday, June 16.

Q: Should I pay when I register? Will I receive a confirmation email once my registration is complete?
A: YES! Payment in full is required when registering for the camp. The Google Form that collects our online registration information must also be filled out completely and submitted for registration to be considered complete. Each camper must be registered and payment submitted for SEPARATELY. This is due to the nature and method of collecting student information, as well as, the set-up of the university-wide online payment system. 

The Google From will provide a submission complete notification and once your payment is processed through our CashNet system, you will receive an email from msupac@gmail within 2 business days as confirmation that you are fully registered for the camp

Please note: The registration process also requires that you upload medical, parent participation permission, and media release forms, so please make sure to have those completed or you will not be able to submit your registration.

Q: What is the cost for each camp?
A:  All Camps:  With Housing: $425; Commuter: $375 (no housing)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Q: Where do campers stay for PAC? Where do students eat? How are meals paid for during the camp?
A: All residential campers are housed in Butterfield Hall, which is a part of the Brody Neighborhood. Student meals (for commuting and non-commuting students) are in the Brody Cafeteria. All meals for all students are included in the camp registration fee.

Q: Is it possible to order a parking pass?
A: No parking pass is needed. All commuting students will park in Lot 15, behind the 1855 Building (across Harrison Rd. from the Breslin Center). 

Q:What if I am a commuter? How does this work?
A: All commuting students will park in Lot 15, behind the 1855 Building (across Harrison Rd. from the Breslin Center). You will be able to park and then join the rest of the campers for the daily sessions.

Q: I would like to room with the other students from my school? How should I request this?
A: If you wish to room with a specific friend, you and your friend should list each other as you complete the Google Form. Students who register without a roommate request will be paired with another student in the camp. 

First Day of Camp Questions

Q: What is the schedule each day? A: Please refer to the individual camp schedules HERE for further information.

Q: What time is registration for the Drumline, Drum Major, and Color Guard Camps? 
A: Registration for all camps will be held from 9:00 AM-10:45 AM in the Brody Auditorium. Once registered and moved into Armstrong Dormitory, students will report back to Brody Auditorium for the Housing Orientation and first camp sessions. Please note: Drumline Camp participants should plan to drop off equipment at the Demonstration Hall Ballroom prior to arriving at Brody Auditorium for registration. The Ballroom is on the front side of the building, which is behind the Sparty Statue.

Parents, please allow your student to go through the in-person registration process alone. Although it appears chaotic during the rush of afternoon registration, we are experienced in this process, and we will be certain that your student is guided through the process. 

PLEASE NOTE: Parking for move-in is not allowed in front or in back of the dorm area. Free parking is available in Lot 15 which is immediately adjacent to 1855 or at the Kellogg Center ($$) directly across the street from the Brody Neighborhood. Parking at MSU

Q: Where is the camp/camp registration site located?
A: Students should report to the Brody Auditorium. There, they will check-in and receive camp t-shirts. Once done, students will then report to the Brody Neighborhood Main Office to receive keys for their assigned rooms. From there, students will be able to proceed to Butterfield Hall to move into their assigned rooms.

Q: Where do I park if I’m moving in my child? Where do I park before I get my parking pass? 
A: If students are checking in on a weekend day (Saturday or Sunday), free parking is typically available in the Brody Neighborhood parking lots. If students are checking in on a weekday/MSU working day, the closest parking area will be the Kellogg Center Parking Lot, directly across Harrison Road from Butterfield Hall ($). If you park in a parking space marked for EMPLOYEES or RESERVED PARKING ONLY, you will be ticketed and possible towed and the camp cannot reimburse or waive those fees.

Q: Do we need to bring bedding for my dorm room?
A: Yes, you will need bed sheets, a blanket(s), pillows. You will also need toiletrees, towels, and washcloths.

Q: Do I need a mace/whistle? What if I don’t have one? 
A: Whistles are required (we suggest this one and a lanyard, since students will wear them around the neck). No maces are needed for the camp.

Q: When does camp conclude on the final day?                                                                                                                                 A: Please refer to the individual camp schedules HERE for further information.

Please understand that it is absolutely essential to arrive on time and have your student present for the Housing Orientation Session and first camp session at 11:00 AM on the first camp day. These sessions cannot be missed! You must be checked-in to the camp and moved into your room before that the 11:00 AM meeting begins. During the meeting, we will review housing policies, discuss the camp schedule(s) and spend a considerable period of time going over other important information that cannot be replicated.
If you happen to have car trouble or some other emergency and you will be unable to arrive on time, you will need to report to the Brody Hall Housing Office (near Brody Auditorium) for late check-in.