Kickoff Information

Written by Dhiloj Vigneswaran on Monday December 10, 2018

Event Documents:

MSU Wifi Information:

Network Name: MSUnet Guest 3.0
No password to join, must agree to terms, limited bandwidth.

Schedule for Kickoff:



Welcoming Teams

8 – 9 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9 – 9:20 a.m.


9:20  - 9:30 a.m.

Group Game

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Kickoff Video

10:00 – 11:20 a.m.

Strategy Discussion 1 / Lunch 1

11:20 – 12:20 p.m.

Strategy Discussion 1/ Lunch 2

12:20 – 1:20 p.m.

Team Breakout Session

1:20 – 2:20 p.m.

Closing Remarks

2:20 – 2:40 p.m.



Teams will enter through the South West doors of Wells Hall. There will be signs to help direct people to the proper entrance. Please also see the map attached map. It is recommended for students to bring pencils and pocketbook for notes.  Once in, everyone will receive a nametag (they will fill in their own names) with a room assignment. At 9 am team members and mentors should be in B115 at Wells Hall for the opening session. We ask that parents who are not mentors be at room B117 at 9 am. There will be opportunities throughout the day for parents to be involved.   


Lunch will be served at the International Center. Optional vouchers for lunch will be sold for $10 per person at the entrance to Wells. We will only be accepting cash. In order to save your team time, we recommend that one person collect everyone’s money and purchase everyone’s food vouchers at one time.

Kit of Parts:

The KOP will be available to be checked out after the kickoff video at Wells Hall. Only the coach or lead mentor of your team is able to pick up the KOP (Official Photo ID required). If your team is going to the RQBS the next day, your team will pick up KOP at Mason High School on 6th of January. If your team is not going to the Sunday RQBS then we ask that you pick up the KOP by noon.

Group: FAMNMS Event