The fall 2020 commencement ceremonies will now be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. There WILL NOT be any ceremonies held on December 11, 2020. Additional information regarding the ceremonies will be shared here when available. Please note that plans are subject to change as new developments are made regarding the pandemic.
Please check back for the November 2020 commencement instructions.
Additional Options for Spring 2020 Graduates
We want to ensure that all of our spring 2020 graduates are properly recognized for their success at MSU. Please know that the virtual ceremony is not meant to replace the in-person ceremonies, but to provide an option to celebrate at home with family and friends. Our university will continue to explore options for individual recognition and we hope to have the opportunity to offer a re-scheduled event in the late summer or early fall. All updates will be shared on this web page.
*We also invite all spring 2020 graduates to join us for the traditional ceremonies on November 25, 2020 for no additional application fee! The following link can be used by spring 2020 graduates to RSVP for the November ceremonies: REGISTER HERE
Please note that the RSVP system currently displays the incorrect fall commencement date and times. The RESCHEDULED date for the ceremonies is Wednesday, November 25, 2020. There WILL NOT be any ceremonies held on December 11, 2020. Any spring 2020 graduates who wish to cancel their reservation for the fall ceremonies can do so by emailing their name and student ID# to email@example.com We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.
Spring 2020 Meridian campus graduates can use the link above to be added to the Meridian ceremony (date and time pending)
Regalia Orders (Cap & Gown)
An order link will be available here in September for fall 2020 regalia rentals. For questions about regalia orders, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Commencement Parking Map
Please check back for the fall 2020 commencement parking map.
Commencement Coliseum Diagram
Click the button below to download or view the coliseum diagram. For our visually impaired guests, please contact us for assistance.
Fall 2020 Livestreams of Ceremonies
If you wish to watch the Starkville Campus Commencement Ceremonies but are unable to attend, you can still watch the live ceremonies online! The following links may be used to access the livestream that will broadcast the live ceremonies:
The livestream will also be available on the official Mississippi State University Facebook page (@msstate).
Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony
Please click the button below to watch a recording of the spring 2020 virtual commencement ceremony. For your convenience, a timestamp index showing the different portions of the ceremony is also included below.
(00:00) Main Ceremony Presentation
(27:30) Degree Candidates
(27:37) University Studies
(33:20) Agriculture & Life Sciences
(36:48) Architecture, Art & Design
(37:52) Arts & Sciences
(55:30) Forest Resources
(56:18) Veterinary Medicine
(57:26) Graduate Photos
Spring 2020 Stephen D. Lee Scholar Recognition
These spring 2020 graduates have earned a true 4.0 grade point average by earning all A's throughout their college career. Click the button below to watch the special recognition of our scholars!
Starkville Campus Commencement Ceremonies
Mississippi State University holds multiple main campus commencement ceremonies in the Humphrey Coliseum at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate at the end of the summer semester are invited to attend the December ceremony.
**NOTE: Students should refer to the Academic Calendar for graduation application deadlines and ceremony dates. Additional information can be found in the “Commencement Instructions” section above.
Students who plan to graduate in May, August, or December must apply for graduation by the dates published in the MSU Academic Calendar. If a student fails to graduate in the term for which they have applied, they must reapply during the term in which all degree requirements are met. Degree applicants must also pay their MSU account balances in full, prior to the graduation ceremony.
* The spring 2020 commencement ceremony was held online on May 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual ceremony and additional information for spring 2020 graduates can be found in the sections above.
* Please be aware that the fall 2020 commencement ceremonies have been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 25, 2020. There WILL NOT be any ceremonies held on December 11, 2020. Additional details will be shared here when they become available.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Commencement Ceremonies
The spring 2020 DVM ceremony was held online on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. For details about the virtual DVM ceremony, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Please contact the Vet School for more information regarding the DVM Ceremony at (662) 325-3432.
Meridian Campus Commencement Ceremonies
The Mississippi State University Meridian Campus (MSU-Meridian) commencement ceremonies are held at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, MS. The ceremony times are as follows:
Spring 2020 – Meridian graduates were included in our spring 2020 virtual ceremony.
Fall 2020 - PLEASE NOTE THAT CHANGES ARE BEING MADE TO THE CEREMONY DATE AND TIME. UPDATES WILL BE SHARED HERE. THERE WILL NOT BE A CEREMONY HELD ON DECEMBER 10, 2020.
For additional questions regarding the MSU Meridian Commencement Ceremonies, please contact Amy Smith at email@example.com or (601) 484-0234.
Degrees are awarded after the appropriate representatives from the colleges and schools have reviewed the student records and notified the Office of the Registrar that students are cleared to graduate.
University Degree Audit (CAPP)
All MSU students have access to the degree audit system CAPP (curriculum, advising, and program planning) in myState.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES, CONTACT:
Office of the Registrar
Mississippi State University
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT GRADUATION & DEGREE AUDIT, CONTACT:
Office of the University Registrar
P.O. Box 5268
Mississippi State, MS 39762-5268
(662) 325-4123 or (662) 325-9407
Office Hours: M-F 8:00-5:00