Michigan State University will hold a virtual commencement celebration on May 16 for all undergraduate and graduate students earning degrees at the end of the 2020 spring semester.

The university postponed its May 1 in-person commencement due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The virtual event does not replace an in-person ceremony and members of the class of 2020 will be invited to participate in a future in-person commencement.

The virtual ceremony will be held via MSU’s Facebook page beginning at 10 a.m. EDT (7 a.m. PDT) May 16. Members of the 2020 class, their friends, families, and Spartans everywhere are invited to gather online and make this the largest MSU commencement ever, as university leadership recognizes graduates and confers their degrees. The ceremony will feature remarks from Stanley and the interim provost as well as musical performances from students in the College of Music.

Virtual events and ceremonies also are being planned by many individual colleges within MSU. Please check college websites for details.





Candidates - you MUST apply to graduate with the Registrar's Office hereComplete the application on or before the end of the first week of the semester you expect to complete your degree requirements.  This will assure that your name is included in the commencement program.

Advanced Degrees

Baccalaureate Degrees

NO bags or purses are allowed in the Breslin Center.  Please visit the Breslin Center website for a complete listing of prohibited items.
Metal detectors will be at all entrances, please plan accordingly for lines into the facility.
Doors open one hour and 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

Link to the Breslin Center No Bag Policy