University leaders are considering several different scenarios for the spring 2021 commencement ceremonies. In all cases the health and safety of our communities is our guiding principle. At this time we can confirm the dates for the ceremonies. Specific details, including the ceremony format, will be shared later. We appreciate your patience as we all continue to navigate this challenging time.


April 30-May 2, 2021: Baccalaureate Degree Ceremonies for all colleges except Veterinary Medicine. College-specific dates and times will be posted soon.  The undergraduate Veterinary Medicine ceremony will take place with their college's advanced degree ceremony on May 7. 


Instructions and information on the 2021 Spring Ceremonies will be posted soon. 



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 gownPlease see the Cap and Gown page for information on how to order.
With any questions about academic apparel, please email or call 517-355-5116.

3.  If you are a Honor/High Honor Student: Honor Cords will either be mailed to you at your permanent mailing address, or will be available for pickup.  Your specific College's Academic Advising/Student Affairs Office will notify all candidates what the their process is.  


The bachelor's cap and gown package is $48.00 plus sales tax. Visit the Spartan Spirit Shop in-store or online

Questions about cap and gown, please email or call 517-355-5116.

You may purchase other graduation-related items such as personalized announcements, invitations, and diploma frames at the Spartan Spirit Shop.

GRAD SALE!  March 22-26 from 10:00am-6:00pm at the Spartan Spirit Shop or on-line!

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