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Residence & Living Accommodations
What is the SDI policy on trans* students?
Can students at the SDI receive mail?
How can students be contacted while at the SDI?
What safety provisions are there in the dorm?
What type of supervision is there at the SDI?
Is there internet access in the dorm rooms?
Can I rent a refrigerator or microwave?
Can the cafeteria accommodate students with special dietary needs or severe food allergies?
Is the cafeteria in the dorm?
How many students live in each dorm room?
Are roommate requests honored?
Are the floors co-ed?
Do campers live with college students?
Where is the SDI held on the MSU campus?
Can students fly to the SDI with "unaccompanied minor" status?
When are Travel Forms due?
How do I arrange for this SDI-provided transportation?
Is there shuttle service from the East Lansing bus or Amtrak depot?
Are any SDI staff at the airports to assist students?
Can I fly into Detroit or Grand Rapids?
Can I fly into the Flint (FNT) airport?
Which airport is best to fly into?
What is the best way to get to East Lansing?
Is East Lansing easy to find or travel to?
Are travel accommodations paid in any part by the camp tuition?
What if I need to arrive late or depart early?
When should I depart the SDI?
When should I arrive at the SDI?
What are the check-out procedures when departing from SDI?
Who do I contact at the SDI in case of emergency during the camp? How do I do that?
Preparing for the Institute
How much spending money will I need?
What personal items do I need to bring?
What are the institute rules?
Are visits possible?
What is not included in the camp tuition?
How much access do students have to the MSU libraries? What are the libraries like?
Should I bring a laptop? And if I do, will it be safe?
Where are lab rooms located?
What happens on weekends?
What is a typical day like?
Applying / Tuition
Can I Commute?
Can I switch sessions after I am accepted?
Is financial assistance available for students?
When is the balance of my tuition due?
Can I pay with a credit card?
Is my deposit refundable?
Who do I write my deposit check/money order to?
Is my deposit due with my application?
What does tuition include?
When is the SDI application deadline?
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