Arrowmen who have attended past NOACs at Michigan State University know to expect good food at convenient locations. New this year, MSU Dining has extended serving hours. Guests and staff will now have three options to grab a meal. Whether you’re hoping to have lunch with a new friend or grab something and head off to the next event, you’ll be in luck.
Here’s the serving schedule for MSU dining at NOAC 2015:
- Breakfast 6:30 AM -8:30 AM
- Lunch 11 AM- 2 PM
- Dinner 4 PM-7 PM
All guests and staff will now have three options for dining at NOAC:
- Eat in their designated dining hall,
- Grab a “To Go” meal from their designated dining hall, or
- Go to an MSU quick service restaurant at the MSU Union or one of the designated Sparty’s locations (indicated by a green “S” on the map you will receive at NOAC check in at your dorms).
Meals will only be available during posted meal hours.
It is important for all our guests and staff to understand their meal options at NOAC. Please be aware that if you are going to eat lunch at 11AM or be the last one to eat at 1:50 PM you will get the same good food. Plan your NOAC days and activities so you do not have to wait in line to eat. Expanded hours and more eating options are there for all to use.
All participants must present their white conference card for entrance into the dining halls, at the Union, and to receive the grab and go option.
Conference participants and staff will stay in the university’s residence halls. All attendees are encouraged to bring a fan with them, as not all residence halls are air-conditioned. Each floor within the residence hall has its own male and female bathroom facilities with showers, sinks, and toilets. Each residence hall will have a NOAC housing staff member assigned to it.
The university will provide each participant with two sheets, pillow, pillow case, blanket, and a towel. Towels and bed linens may be exchanged at your residence hall Service Desk during your stay. Some conference staff will stay in local hotels.
Given the size of the conference, we will need to use every seat in the Breslin Student Events Center for each evening’s show. Every seat will be assigned and individuals will receive that assignment attached to their “credentials” upon registering at NOAC. Lodges will be rotated around the arena for each of the shows to offer a variety of vantage points across shows. Due to the large number of people and security concerns, shows attendees should refrain from bringing backpacks and other bags. More information on the shows will be provided when you arrive at NOAC, including during the orientation process at the conference.
Monday – It Starts With Us
Tuesday – Who We Serve
Wednesday – 100 Arrows: The OA’s Centennial Commemoration
Friday – The Order of the Arrow Presents ‘The Tri-Fletchers’”
All shows are held at the Breslin Student Events Center and start at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:45 p.m.
NOAC security staff and University Police will be present around the university grounds 24 hours a day to provide a safe environment for participants and staff. Other security personnel will be present at arena shows and other major conference events. While at NOAC, if you need help, check in with a NOAC security staff member or an information booth. For immediate concerns where NOAC security is not available, guests are encouraged to dial 9-1-1 or go to a university staff member.
There will be plenty of walking at NOAC so it is best to be physically fit. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes and drink LOTS of water. Limited shuttle service will be available. Special transportation arrangements will be made for those in need.
For those flying to NOAC, chartered shuttle service is available from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) to MSU on August 3rd and August 8th only. Contingent leaders will be able to request this service with the NOAC registration system.