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We appreciate the outstanding contributions our faculty make and encourage you to participate in the commencement exercises. All faculty participating in the commencement ceremonies must be in academic apparel. See below for information about rental or purchase of academic apparel.

Early each semester the dean's office will request faculty participation from the college's departments. The materials required for faculty participation in commencements and instructions will be distributed by the dean's office later in the semester.

Doctoral Regalia Rental and Purchases

For details about faculty rentals, please visit Doctoral Rentals on the Spartan Spirit Shop website.

Be sure to order early, as there is a deadline for rental and a late fee will apply. Late rentals cannot be guaranteed.

Doctoral rental pick-up will be the week of commencements.

Following participation in the ceremony, return your rental at the assembly location (Auxiliary Gym). To avoid late fee, return rentals to the Spartan Spirit Shop, MSU Union Building, 49 Abbot Road, no later than 5 p.m. the Monday following your ceremony.

Further details about faculty purchases and rentals can be found on the Spartan Spirit Shop website or by emailing or calling their MSU Union location at (517) 355-5116.

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