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Everything you need to know for MSU spring commencement 2024

April 22, 2024
	<p>Students of the graduating class of 2013 sing the fight song during the convocation ceremony May 3, 2013, at Breslin Center. Graduating seniors were honored during the ceremony with a motivational speech presented by Emmy award-winning actor Timothy Busfield. Danyelle Morrow/The State News</p>

Students of the graduating class of 2013 sing the fight song during the convocation ceremony May 3, 2013, at Breslin Center. Graduating seniors were honored during the ceremony with a motivational speech presented by Emmy award-winning actor Timothy Busfield. Danyelle Morrow/The State News

MSU’s spring commencement ceremonies will be held on April 26, 27 and 28 at the Breslin Center and Wharton Center. Here’s everything you need to know before attending. 

Schedule

The ceremony for students receiving master’s and educational specialist degrees will be held on Friday, April 26 at 9 a.m. at the Breslin Center. The ceremony for graduating doctoral students will be held on that same Friday at 3 p.m.

Students who will be receiving bachelor’s degrees for spring and summer 2024 are invited to participate in the spring convocation in addition to their college-level degree commencement ceremony. The convocation ceremony will take place on April 26 at 1 p.m. at the Breslin Center. 

The ceremony for graduating seniors in the following college will be held on Friday, April 26:

  • Communication Arts and Sciences at Breslin Center at 7 p.m.

The ceremony for graduating seniors in the following colleges will be held on Saturday, April 27:

  • Social Science at Breslin Center at 8:30 a.m.
  • Nursing at Wharton Center at 9 a.m.
  • Natural Science at Breslin Center at 12:30 p.m.
  • James Madison at Wharton Center at 12:30 p.m.
  • Eli Broad College of Business at Breslin Center at 4 p.m.
  • Music at Wharton Center at 4 p.m.
  • Residential Arts and Humanities at Wharton Center at 7 p.m.
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources at Breslin Center at 7:30 p.m.

The ceremony for graduating seniors in the following colleges will be held on Sunday, April 28:

  • Arts and Letters at Breslin Center at 9 a.m.
  • Lyman Briggs at Breslin Center at 12 p.m.
  • Engineering at Breslin Center at 3:30 p.m.
  • Education at Breslin Center at 7 p.m.

The ceremony for graduating veterinary nursing seniors will be held on May 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Wharton Center.

Speakers

April Clobes, president and chief executive officer of MSU Federal Credit Union, will address master’s and educational specialists degree recipients during their ceremony. She will also receive an honorary Doctor of Business Degree.

The speaker for the spring convocation ceremony will be former MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio. After addressing all baccalaureate degree candidates, Dantonio will receive an honorary Doctor of Education degree.

Bolaji Balogun, chief executive officer of Nigerian banking firm Chapel Hill Denham, will address graduating doctoral students at 3 p.m. He will also receive an honorary Doctor of Business degree.

Livestream

All commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed on the homepage of MSU’s Commencement website.

Additional info

  • No tickets are required.   
  • There are no limits on the number of guests per graduate at this time.
  • Seating for guests is first-come, first-seated.
  • Only small, transparent bags not exceeding 12" X 6" X 12" will be allowed into the buildings.
  • Food and beverages of any kind are prohibited.
  • There will be no charge for parking in any lot or ramp during commencement.

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