Spring 2021 Commencement

Baccalaureate Degrees

Spring 2021 Commencements are for Spring 2021 Semester Graduates Only.
Graduates please note that due to COVID-19 ceremonies will be at different locations than in the past.  Each graduate will receive an email invitation mid-March to which you MUST RSVP.  Each graduate will be allowed two guests.  Ceremonies are ticketed events this semester.  Please be sure to follow the instructions you will receive via email. 

All Baccalaureate Degree Ceremonies will be one and a half hours long.

 


College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Friday, April 30th
Breslin Center Parking Lot

8:00 AM – Agricultural, Food, & Resource Economics; Animal Science; Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences
11:00 AM – Entomology; Horticulture; Institute of Agricultural Technology; Packaging; Planning, Design, & Construction
2:00 PM – Community Sustainability; Fisheries & Wildlife; Food Science & Human Nutrition; Forestry

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College of Arts and Letters
Saturday, May 1st
Erickson Parking Lot
8:00 AM – English, Film Studies, Professional and Public Writing, Interdisciplinary Humanities,
Experience Architecture

11:00 AM – Art, Art History and Design, Theatre, Religious Studies & Humanities-Prelaw
2:00 PM – Linguistics & Languages, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Romance & Classical Studies, Philosophy, Women’s & Gender Studies

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Eli Broad College of Business
April 30th and May 1st
Spartan Stadium Parking Lot
Friday, April 30th
8:00 AM – Finance
11:00 AM – Accounting, Management, Human Resource Management
2:00 PM – Supply Chain Management
5:00 PM – Marketing

Saturday, May 1st
8:00 AM – Hospitality Business

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College of Communication Arts and Sciences
May 1st and May 2nd
Saturday, May 1st

5:00 PM – Last Name: A-Co
Erickson Parking Lot

Sunday, May 2nd
8:00 AM – Last Name: Cr-Gr
Erickson Parking Lot
11:00 AM – Last Name: Gu-La
Erickson Parking Lot
2:00 PM – Last Name: Le-Ro
Spartan Stadium Parking Lot
5:00 PM – Last Name: Ru-Z
Spartan Stadium Parking Lot

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College of Education
April 30th and May 1st
Friday, April 30th

5:00 PM – Education, Special Education
Breslin Center Parking Lot

Saturday, May 1st
8:00 AM – Athletic Training, Kinesiology (Last Name: A-D)
Auditorium Parking Lot
11:00 AM – Kinesiology (Last Name: E-K)
Auditorium Parking Lot
2:00 PM – Kinesiology (Last Name: L-R)
Auditorium Parking Lot
5:00 PM – Kinesiology (Last Name: S-Z)
Auditorium Parking Lot

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College of Engineering
Sunday, May 2nd
8:00 AM – Computer Science
Breslin Center Parking Lot
11:00 AM – Mechanical Engineering
Breslin Center Parking Lot
2:00 PM – Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Biosystems Engineering
Breslin Center Parking Lot
3:30 PM – Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering
Auditorium Parking Lot
5:00 PM – Applied Engineering Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
Breslin Center Parking Lot

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James Madison College
Friday, April 30th
Auditorium Parking Lot

8:00 AM – Last Name: A-F
11:00 AM – Last Name: G-N
2:00 PM – Last Name: O-Z

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Lyman Briggs College
Friday, April 30th
Erickson Parking Lot
8:00 AM – Last Name: A-F
11:00 AM – Last Name: G-O
2:00 PM – Last Name: P-Z

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College of Music
Friday, April 30th, 5:00 PM
Auditorium Parking Lot

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College of Natural Science
May 1st and May 2nd
Saturday, May 1st

8:00 AM – Neuroscience, Physiology
Breslin Center Parking Lot
11:00 AM – Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics
Breslin Center Parking Lot
2:00PM – Biochemistry, Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics, Integrative Biology
Breslin Center Parking Lot
5:00 PM – Plant Biology, Biological Science and Physical Science Secondary Education,
Human Biology (Last Name: A-L)
Breslin Center Parking Lot

Sunday, May 2nd
2:00 PM – Microbiology, Statistics
Erickson Parking Lot
5:00 PM – Human Biology (Last Name: M-Z)
Erickson Parking Lot

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College of Nursing
Friday, April 30th, 5:00 PM
Erickson Parking Lot

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Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
Sunday, May 2nd, 11:00 AM
Auditorium Parking Lot

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College of Social Science
May 1st and May 2nd
Spartan Stadium Parking Lot

Saturday, May 1st
11:00 AM - Last Name: A-De
2:00 PM - Last Name: Di-Ho
5:00 PM - Last Name: Hu-Me

Sunday, May 2nd
8:00 AM - Last Name: Mi-Sc
11:00 AM - Last Name: Se-Z

 

Advanced Degrees


Master’s and Educational Specialist
VIRTUAL EVENT
Friday, May 7th, 10:00 AM

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Doctoral (PhD)
VIRTUAL EVENT
Friday, May 7th, 2:00 PM

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College of Veterinary Medicine (ALL DEGREES)
Friday, May 7th, 10:00 AM
Breslin Center Parking Lot

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College of Osteopathic Medicine
Friday, May 7th, 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM
Breslin Center Parking Lot
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College of Human Medicine
Saturday, May 8th, 12:00 PM
Breslin Center Parking Lot
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MSU College of Law
Friday, May 14th, 11:00 AM
Breslin Center Parking Lot

 

Information regarding (Spring 2021, Summer 2021, All 2020) graduating classes

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:

  • Ceremonies scheduled for May, 2021 are for Spring 2021 graduates only.
  • 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.

 

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.

 

Academic Calendar (includes future commencement weekend dates)