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Graduate Information

Pre-registration for ceremony participation closed on April 12; however, students are still welcome to participate in their ceremony! Students will simply need to fill out a blank name card upon their arrival on the day of their ceremony. Graduates that pre-registered will have a printed name card.


Spring 2024 Commencement Dates:

  • Advanced Degrees: Friday, April 26, 2024
  • Baccalaureate Degrees: Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, 2024
  • See the full schedule here


General Instructions to Degree Candidates

  1. Apply to graduate - you MUST apply to graduate with the Registrar's Office. Complete the application before Friday, February 23, 2024, for the Spring 2024 semester. This will ensure your name is included in the printed commencement program. If you have a FERPA restriction on your account or apply after the deadline, your name will not print in the program.
  2. Register to participate in your ceremony. Registration deadline is April 12, 2024.
  3. Arrange for your cap and gown with the MSU Official Graduation Store, the Spartan Spirit Shop. Academic regalia can be purchased online or in-person at their MSU Union location. Questions about academic apparel can be emailed to or by calling 517-355-5116.
  4. Review the page specific to your degree level for additional instructions and information.


Commencement Eligibility

Semester of Graduation Commencement Participation Eligibility
Summer 2025 Spring 2025
Fall 2025
Spring 2025 Spring 2025
Fall 2025
Fall 2024 Fall 2024
Spring 2025
Summer 2024 Spring 2024
Fall 2024 
Spring 2024 Spring 2024
Fall 2024
Fall 2023 Fall 2023
Spring 2024
Summer 2023 Spring 2023
Fall 2023
Spring 2023 Spring 2023
Fall 2023
Fall 2022 Fall 2022
Spring 2023
Summer 2022 Spring 2022
Fall 2022
Spring 2022 Spring 2022
Fall 2022
Fall 2021 Fall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2021 September 2021 (extra in-person ceremonies)
Fall 2021
Spring 2021 Spring 2021
September 2021 (extra in-person ceremonies)
Fall 2021
Fall 2020 September 2021 (extra in-person ceremonies)
Fall 2021

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