The Red Cedar Log is the official yearbook of Michigan State University, established in 1889. The award-winning publication is produced and distributed by students on the RCL staff —students with passions rooted in writing, editing, design, photography and business. Every year, their talents and the stories on MSU’s campus culminate in a collection of Spartan history.

Know a great story about a fellow student or professor? How about an event you think defines the school year? Get in touch and your story or creative submissions could make it in this year’s edition! You can submit ideas using this form. To get involved at the Red Cedar Log, follow us on social media or email us at!

Yearbook Updates

The 2021-2022 yearbook is available now and free to students! Pick up a book at one of the campus locations below. Enjoy the 133rd volume of The Red Cedar Log! If you are a Spring 2022 graduate and had your senior portraits taken through Lauren Studios at the Student Affairs and Services Building, you will receive a yearbook directly in the mail to the address you provided to your photographer. Additional questions can be sent to

To order a past yearbook, please follow the link (green button below) for shipping and details

The 2022-2023 book is currently in the works. Stay tuned and follow The Red Cedar Log on social media for updates and sneak peeks!

Order Past Yearbook

Yearbooks can be found at these locations:

  • South Neighborhood

  • East Neighborhood
  • Wells Hall

  • International Center

  • Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building

  • Main Library

  • Student Affairs

  • MSU Union

  • Law Library

  • Ernst Bessey

Senior Portraits

How to Sign Up

E-mails have been sent out with your individual logins in order to sign up. If you have not received an e-mail, follow these steps

1.                                                                                                                           Go to

2.                                                                                                                     Click on SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

3.                                                                                                                Click on the orange CREATE ACCOUNT tab.

4.                                                                                                                Type in the school passcode “GoGreen23

5.                                                                                                           Follow the prompts to reserve your session time.


Dates for senior portrait appointments will be added periodically, extending throughout the Fall semester.  Sign up sooner than later as spots fill up fast and no make-up dates will be available.  More information regarding senior portraits can be found at or by calling 866-696-8142

Senior Recognition Ads

“Purchase senior recognition ads to recognize, congratulate and commemorate your 2023 MSU graduate! Your designs, messages and pictures will be included in the 2022-2023 yearbook. Ads can be purchased through our publisher by following the instructions below: 

Purchase Ad