Information regarding (Summer & Fall 2021, All 2020) graduating classes

An in-person ceremony for spring, summer, and fall 2020 and summer 2021 graduates is still in the works for dates yet to be determined.

The novel Coronavirus pandemic has caused tremendous disruption in higher education. One occasion most severely impacted has been the university’s ability to conduct in-person commencement ceremonies; an event that marks milestone achievement for graduates and a time of celebration for students, their families and loved ones.

MSU has and continues to work diligently to honor graduates while keeping health and safety at the forefront of all planning within the parameters of existing state government restrictions related to the pandemic.

Please note the following with regard to current commencement ceremony planning:

  • Summer 2021 graduates will be invited to participate in Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies.
  • An in-person ceremony for Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 graduates is still in the works for a date yet to be determined.

We congratulate all graduates on your achievements.


FALL 2021 COMMENCEMENT DATES:  December 17-18, 2021

Baccalaureate and Advanced Degrees:  May 6-8, 2022
Medical Degrees:  May 5-6 and 14, 2022
Law Degrees:  May 13, 2022

Academic Calendar (includes future commencement weekend dates) 

Candidates - you MUST apply to graduate with the Registrar's Office hereComplete the application on or before the end of the first week of the semester you expect to complete your degree requirements.  This will assure that your name is included in the printed commencement program.