The MSU Library, where the Sophomore Surge office is located, is open to the public. Read more about safety protocols on the MSU Library services updates page. The Sophomore Surge office hours may vary. If planning to come into the office, please call ahead.  

MSU Freshmen: are you ready for a transformational year?

The Sophomore Surge is here to help!

The Sophomore Surge is a program at MSU where incoming students are guided and supported throughout their first year of college in order to successfully Surge into their sophomore year.

The Surge supports first-year students as they transition to college through exploration, examination, and development of their identity, interests, strengths, values, and goals.

First year students will participate in the Sophomore Surge through enrollment in CLS 101US, US 101US, or BGEN 104US. The Surge Mentor will involve students in a combination of engagement activities in and outside of the seminar classroom, while maintaining a personal, academic, and social relationship. 


"My Surge Mentor has been very helpful with providing details of activities going on outside of class."

Fall 2020 Freshman


"My Surge Mentor is great she helps us when we get stuck in discussions and shows genuine concern for my well-being." 

Fall 2020 Freshman


"He is awesome and has been there helping me with everything as I adjust to college."

Fall 2020 Freshman


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Surge Mentors can be students in their 2nd year and beyond. Now seeking 2021-2022 Mentor applications. Apply online for your chance to be a part of a program making differences in first-year students experience on campus!