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.

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

Invitations for fall graduates to attend the annual President's Reception will be emailed by the MSU Alumni Office in early October. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend. The reception is Monday, December 2, 2019, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., at the Huntington Club in the Spartan Stadium Tower.  

  • Business casual is the suggested attire. 
  • Spartan Stadium Tower is disability accessible. 

The graduate reception provides a chance for graduating students to celebrate their achievements with President Samuel Stanley, the Interim Provost, the Executive Director of the MSU Alumni Office, 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 Office 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 Office at 517-884-8979.


The Spring 2020 President's Reception dates at the Cowles House are:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 and Thursday, April 23, 2020.  You will select one date to attend.