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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.

Please be aware that for the safety and security of all of our participants,

ALL bags are subject to search. To avoid delays, it is strongly recommended that bags are NOT brought to any of the commencement facilities.

NO food or beverages or other liquids are to be brought into any of the facilities. Please leave these items in your vehicle or discard before entering the facility.

 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 degree candidates being hooded by their faculty.








Hooding instructions for MSU Faculty

Doctoral Regalia Rental

For details about faculty rentals, please visit Commencement Connection. Be sure to order early, as there is a deadline for rental and a late fee will apply. Late rentals cannot be guaranteed.

Call 517-355-5116 for additional information on cap and gowns.

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 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 19.

Other academic apparel items are available at the Commencement Connection website or the Spartan Spirit Shop, MSU Union Building. Please email capgown@msu.edu or call 517-355-5116 with questions.

Faculty participating in the commencement ceremonies.Faculty interested in purchasing
Doctoral Regalia
please contact the Spartan Spirit Shop
at 517-355-5116
or capgown@msu.edu

Academic Costume Code (American Council on Education)