Feb. 14, 2023: Letter to Faculty and Staff, Update on Campus Shooting, Shelter in Place Lifted

MSU Faculty and Staff,

We write to update you with information related to the devastating shootings that took place on our East Lansing campus yesterday evening.

First, please know that 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. MSU Police have confirmed shootings occurred at Berkey Hall and the MSU Union.

All classes – virtual and in-person – are canceled, as are athletic events and all other campus activities for at least 48 hours. Supervisors will be notifying designated essential employees if they should report to campus tomorrow. We will be communicating with and providing more information to employees soon. 

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 and the Employee Assistance Program 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