President's Reception for Graduates at Cowles House

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This reception is for all graduating students (by invitation only) both undergraduate and graduate level. 

Be sure to apply for graduation by the first week of the semester in which you will graduate.

Summer semester graduates should apply the first week of spring semester. Apply early, as directed above, to avoid the delay of important communications, the updating of your status, and graduation-related information.

Invitations for fall graduates will be emailed late-October. Be sure to reply to the email invitation if you plan to attend.

Invitations for spring graduates (this includes summer graduates) will be emailed late-March. Be sure to reply to the email invitation if you plan to attend. The spring receptions are Monday, April 17, and Wednesday, April 19, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., at the Cowles House. 

  • Business casual is the suggested attire. 
  • Cowles House is disability accessible. 
  • Parking for persons with disabilities is available on Circle Drive. For wheelchair bound individuals, drop-off is available at the driveway on the east side. 

The graduate reception provides a chance for graduating students to celebrate their achievements with President Lou Anna K. Simon, Provost June Pierce Youatt, the chairperson of the commencement committee, the college deans, and other graduating students. You will have the opportunity to win some really great prizes. Representatives of the MSU Alumni Association will be available to answer questions about leveraging the Spartan network and staying connected to MSU after you leave East Lansing. 

If you have questions, please contact the MSU Alumni Association at 517-884-1000.