Graduation & Commencement

*IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*

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. 


Commencement Instructions

Please check back for the November 2020 commencement instructions. 


Spring 2020 Graduates

If you completed your degree in spring 2020 AND submitted a reservation for the fall 2020 commencement ceremonies, please note that the fall ceremony date has changed to Wednesday, November 25, 2020. There WILL NOT be any ceremonies held on December 11, 2020. If you would like to cancel your reservation for any reason, please email graduation@registrar.msstate.edu with your name, net ID, and MSU student ID number.


Regalia Orders (Cap & Gown)

If you would like to order regalia for the fall 2020 commencement ceremonies, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
The deadline to order online is Friday, October 30, 2020 at midnight.


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.

View/Download Coliseum Diagram


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: 

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).


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.

WATCH THE VIRTUAL CEREMONY HERE

Timestamp Index

(00:00) Main Ceremony Presentation
(27:30) Degree Candidates
(27:32) ACCESS
(27:37) University Studies
(27:55) Engineering
(33:20) Agriculture & Life Sciences
(36:48) Architecture, Art & Design
(37:52) Arts & Sciences
(45:13) Business
(50:24) Education
(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!

WATCH THE STEPHEN D. LEE RECOGNITION HERE


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. 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.

Spring 2020

* 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. 

Fall 2020

* 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 asmith@meridian.msstate.edu 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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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES, CONTACT:

Nathan Griffey
Commencement Coordinator
Office of the Registrar
Mississippi State University
(662) 325-4729
ngriffey@registrar.msstate.edu


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
graduation@registrar.msstate.edu