May 7: Master's Degree, Educational Specialists, Doctoral Degree (PhD) - VIRTUAL EVENTS

May 7-8: Medical Degrees

May 14: Law Degree 




1.  Apply to graduate on the Office of the Registrar's Website: on or before the end of the first week of the semester you expect to complete your degree requirements.  This will assure your name is included in the commencement program.

2.  Arrange for your cap and gown.
Arrange for your cap and gown with the MSU Official Graduation Store, the Spartan Spirit Shop.
With any questions about academic apparel, please email or call 517-355-5116.
Spartan Spirit Shop hours: Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; and closed Sunday.

This is not required for virtual ceremonies.


Order announcements at the Spartan Spirit Shop or at

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT DAY (Master's, Educational Specialist and Doctoral (PhD))

Gather with your family and friends to watch the pre-recorded virtual ceremonies.  The ceremonies will be posted on the commencement home page at: 
The ceremonies are structured like an in-person event, they are not interactive.  Graduate names are scrolled and read at the end of the ceremonies.

10:00am EST for Master's and Educational Specialist
2:00pm EST for Doctoral (PhD)

Graduates - your diplomas will be mailed approximately one month after the end of the semester of your graduation.



phone: 517-353-3993