Feb 14, 2023: Letter to Students, Update on Campus Shooting, Shelter in Place Lifted

Dear Students,

As many of you are aware, the past few hours have been devastating for our Spartan community. Last evening, shots were fired at Berkey Hall and the MSU Union. 

First, please know there is no longer a threat to campus. The suspect has been located and is deceased, and the shelter-in-place order has been lifted. 

The incident began at 8:18 p.m. and police and emergency responders immediately arrived at Berkey Hall and acted swiftly to tend to victims.  

All classes, sporting events and other organized university activities are canceled for the next 48 hours. 

The safety and security of our campus community is our first priority. We want to thank all our campus residents for taking this threat seriously, securing in place and acting to protect themselves and others. We also want to thank the hundreds of people from MSU, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and first responders who worked in a coordinated effort to respond to the shooting. 

Counseling and Psychiatric Services will be making programming and services available in the coming days.   

More information will be coming. In the meantime, please visit msu.edu for updates. 


Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D. 
Interim President

Marlon C. Lynch
Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police