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President’s Reception

The MSU Alumni Office, along with the Division of Student Life & Engagement, invites graduating students to a reception at Cowles House prior to each commencement.

Celebrate your accomplishments and time at Michigan State University with fellow graduates at the historic Cowles House, home of Interim President Woodruff. Your time in East Lansing has been unique and unlike many Spartans who walked before you, but now it is time to celebrate your successes. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages, have a professional photo taken with Interim President Woodruff, and celebrate with Sparty as we welcome you to the alumni family. 

December 4, 2023
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Cowles House
1 Abbot Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824

This invitation extends only to graduating students in the current semester and cannot be transferred to friends or family. The attire for this event is business casual. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

Cowles House is accessible.

If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Kevin Wyatt at

For more information visit the 
MSU Alumni Office website.