Graduation & Commencement

Commencement Parking Map

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Commencement Coliseum Diagram

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Commencement Instructions


Regalia Orders (Cap & Gown)

If you plan to walk in the commencement ceremonies this semester, please be sure to order your regalia online at or in person at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore until Sunday, March 29th. After this date, a $20 late fee will be added and the last day to order will be Friday, April 10th. You can pick up your regalia on Tuesday, April 28th and Wednesday, April 29th from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or Thursday, April 30th from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. 

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 (December and May, respectively). 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 he/she has applied, he/she 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.

Spring 2020

  • April 30, 2020 @ 3:30 p.m. (Processional at 3:00 p.m.):


  • May 1, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m. (Processional at 9:00 a.m.):

        Arts & Sciences--Architecture, Art & Design

  • May 1, 2020 @ 3:30 p.m. (Processional at 3:00 p.m.):

        Engineering--Ag. & Life Sciences--Forest Resources--University Studies--Veterinary Medicine

Fall 2020

  • December 11, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m. (Processional at 9:00 a.m.)

        Arts & Sciences--Architecture, Art & Design--Education--University Studies

  • December 11, 2020 @ 3:30 p.m. (Processional at 3:00 p.m.)

        Engineering--Ag. & Life Sciences--Forest Resources--Veterinary Medicine--Business

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Commencement Ceremonies

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) holds a separate, once-a-year ceremony for all of its Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduates. This year’s DVM ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Humphrey Coliseum. CVM Undergraduate, Master, and PhD degree candidates may participate in the main Starkville Campus commencement ceremonies described in the section above. 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 – Thursday, April 30th at 11 a.m.

Fall 2020 - Thursday, December 10th at 11 a.m.

For additional questions regarding the MSU Meridian Commencement Ceremonies, please contact Amy Smith at or (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