This reception is for all graduating students (by invitation only) both undergraduate and graduate level.

Be sure to apply for graduation by the first week of the semester in which you will graduate.

Spring semester graduates should apply the first week of the spring semester. Apply early, as directed above, to avoid the delay of important communications, the updating of your status, and graduation-related information.

Invitations for spring graduates to attend the annual President's Reception will be emailed by the MSU Alumni Association in early March. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend. The reception is Wednesday, April 24, 2019 and Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., at the Cowles House.  You will pick the date you wish to attend. 

  • Business casual is the suggested attire. 
  • Cowles House is disability accessible. 
  • Parking for persons with disabilities is available on Circle Drive. For wheelchair bound individuals, drop-off is available at the driveway on the east side. 

The graduate reception provides a chance for graduating students to celebrate their achievements with the Acting President Satish Udpa, Provost June Pierce Youatt, the Executive Director of the MSUAA, the chairperson of the commencement committee, the college deans, and other graduating students. You will have the opportunity to win some really great prizes. Representatives of the MSU Alumni Association will be available to answer questions about leveraging the Spartan network and staying connected to MSU after you leave East Lansing.

If you have questions, please contact the MSU Alumni Association at 517-884-8979.