Commencement

Graduates take their farewell picture with Sparty after the spring 2010 commemencement ceremonies.

Graduates take their farewell picture with Sparty after the spring 2010 commemencement ceremonies.

Commencement at Michigan State University is a festive and reflective occasion for students and their families. The culmination of many years of hard work and unforgettable experiences, commencement—as the name implies—is a milestone that formally launches a lifetime of further personal, educational and professional experiences. Whether your student is an undergraduate and the first to graduate in your family, or a graduate student earning a Ph.D., commencement at Michigan State is a special time for all.

The University’s official commencement page offers detailed information about all of Michigan State’s commencement ceremonies, including:

  • Commencement schedules
  • Parking and shuttle options
  • Maps
  • Seating
  • Applying for graduation
  • Campus and East Lansing visitor information
  • …And much more