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President’s Reception

Fall 2023 information will be available soon.


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.

Join fellow graduates at historic Cowles House for an evening celebrating your accomplishments and time at Michigan State University. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages, have a professional photo taken with Interim President Woodruff, and meet Sparty and get a photo with him.

April 25 and 26, 2023
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Cowles House
1 Abbot Rd.
East Lansing, MI

This invitation extends only to graduating students in the current semester and cannot be transferred to friends or family. The spring receptions also include students graduating summer semester. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

For spring 2023, invitations will be emailed in mid-March to all students who have applied for graduation. Students choose one of the two dates to attend. The suggested attire for this event is business casual.

Cowles House is accessible.

For more information visit the 
MSU Alumni Office website.