Baccalaureate Degree Ceremonies

COLLEGE-LEVEL CEREMONIES
Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
Ceremonies are about two hours. No admission tickets are required.

Friday

May 3

4:00 p.m.

Wharton Center, Pasant Theatre

Veterinary Technology

Friday

May 3

7:30 p.m.

Breslin Center

Communication Arts and Sciences

Saturday

May 4

8:30 a.m.

Breslin Center

Social Science

Saturday

May 4

9:30 a.m.

Wharton Center, Great Hall

Nursing

Saturday

May 4

10:00 a.m.

MSU Auditorium

Lyman Briggs

Saturday

May 4

12:30 p.m.

Breslin Center

Natural Science

Saturday

May 4

12:30 p.m.

Wharton Center, Great Hall

James Madison

Saturday

May 4

4:00 p.m.

Breslin Center

Broad College of Business

Saturday

May 4

4:00 p.m.

Wharton Center, Great Hall

Music

Saturday

May 4

7:00 p.m.

Wharton Center, Great Hall

Residential Arts and Humanities

Saturday

May 4

7:30 p.m.

Breslin Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Sunday

May 5

9:30 a.m.

Breslin Center

Arts and Letters

Sunday

May 5

12:30 p.m.

Breslin Center

Engineering

Sunday

May 5

4:00 p.m.

Breslin Center

Education

 

Babies, Children, and other guests are NOT permitted on the Arena Floor or in the degree candidate assembly or seating areas.

We ask your cooperation in observing graduation etiquette. Any items visible and worn with your academic regalia should be appropriate to the occasion and not detract from the recognition of your fellow graduating seniors. Do not wear flowers or decorative jewelry on your academic gown. Low-heeled shoes are recommended. Please silence cell phones or other devices. Please be respectful as names are read, so that each and every graduating senior receives the proper recognition.  PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CEREMONY EARLY!

Please note that the academic apparel does NOT have pockets.  We ask that you keep this in mind for cell phones.  


BEFORE COMMENCEMENT

1.  Apply to graduate on the Office of the Registrar's Website: https://reg.msu.edu/StuForms/GradApp/GradApp.aspx 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, and that you have a pre-printed name card at the ceremony.

2.  Arrange for your cap and gownPlease see the Cap and Gown page for information on how to order.
With any questions about academic apparel, please email spirit@msu.edu or call 517-355-5116.


3.  If you are Honor/High Honor: Pickup your honor cords from your Academic Advising/Student Affairs Office within your College.  These cords will be available after April 18, 2019.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT DAY

Instructions will be posted on this website by Friday, February 1, 2019.


 

DIPLOMAS

Mailed approximately one month after your degree has been awarded. Questions regarding your Graduation Application or Diploma, please email the Registrar’s Office at reg@msu.edu or call 517-355-3300.