Graduation & Commencement

Commencement Photography

The University has contracted with Pro Pics to take professional portraits of the graduates during the ceremonies. Photos of the graduates on-stage as well as individual portraits will be available for purchase from Pro Pics following the ceremonies. There is no cost to have your photo taken and no obligation to purchase.

If you would like to receive your photo proofs, please go to to submit your information. Questions about these photo opportunities can be emailed to

Virtual Backgrounds: Did you miss out on taking graduation photos? You can use the following link to virtually place yourself on campus by uploading a photo and choosing from a selection of MSU backgrounds! There is no cost for this service and photos can easily be saved and shared. Just be sure to tag them on social media with #MSSTATEGRAD 


Regalia Orders (Cap & Gown)

Please check back in spring 2021 for important information regarding ceremony regalia orders. 

All regalia orders must be placed through MSU

Commencement Parking Map

Please check back in spring 2021 for the commencement parking map. 

Coliseum Diagram

Click the button below to download or view the coliseum diagram. For our visually impaired guests, please contact us for assistance.


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: 

Mississippi State University Television LIVE

Mississippi State University Commencement (adobe flash)

The livestream will also be available on the official Mississippi State University Facebook page (@msstate).

Commencement Videos

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.

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.


Thursday, April 29, 2021 - Times & Ceremony Divisions TBA

Friday, April 30, 2021 - Times & Ceremony Divisions TBA

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Commencement Ceremonies

The spring 2021 DVM ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in the Humphrey Coliseum. 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 2021 - TBA

For additional questions regarding the MSU-Meridian Commencement Ceremonies, please call (601) 484-0234.

Degree Audit

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.

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University Degree Audit (CAPP)

All MSU students have access to the degree audit system CAPP (curriculum, advising, and program planning) in myState.

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Nathan Griffey
Commencement Coordinator
Office of the Registrar
Mississippi State University
(662) 325-4729


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