Ph.D.'s, Educational Specialists,
and Master's Degree Candidates
Friday, December 18
Jack Breslin Student Events Center
534 Birch Road
Doors open at 2:15 p.m.
Assembly of candidates: 2:45 p.m.
Processional: 3:20 p.m.
Ceremony: 3:30 p.m.
NO ADMISSION tickets required.
Commencement ceremony is 1 1/2 HOURS.
For the safety and security of all of our participants and guests, please be aware:
ALL bags are subject to search. To avoid delays, it is strongly recommended that bags are NOT brought to the Breslin Center.
NO food or beverages or other liquids are to be brought into Breslin Center. Please leave these items in your vehicle or discard before entering the facility.
For your family and guests, concession stands will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony and remain open through the first hour of the ceremony. A limited menu will include hot and cold beverages and some snack items.
Doctoral Degree or Educational Specialist Degree reservation of rental apparel. Academic apparel rental reservations will be taken through the Spartan Spirit Shop. Deadline and late fee will apply. Rentals will be picked up the week of commencement. See Commencement Connection for details.
Following the ceremony, you may return rentals at your assembly location (Auxiliary Gym); or please return rentals to the Spartan Spirit Shop, MSU Union Building, 49 Abbot Road East, by Monday, December 21.
Spartan Spirit Shop hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:00-5:00 p.m. With questions about announcements or cap and gown, please call the Spartan Spirit Shop at 517-355-5116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shuttle Service. We strongly recommend that graduates and guests use the commencement shuttle service. This is available at no cost to graduates or your guests.