Graduation & Commencement

**GRADUATES MUST APPLY FOR THEIR DEGREE THROUGH BANNER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEIR DIPLOMA. (Diplomas are mailed 4-6 weeks after the ceremonies)**

(Please note that all plans are subject to change.)


Regalia Orders (Cap & Gown)

The website to place regalia orders for the fall 2021 commencement ceremonies will be available after the start of the fall 2021 semester. Please check back for updates. 

View our new, custom regalia here: MSU Custom Regalia

MSU is proud to offer custom regalia to our graduates. All regalia must be purchased through the Graduate Supply House website, or through Barnes & Noble at MSU.


Commencement Photography

MSU 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. Please check back in the fall for additional information about photo opportunities at some popular locations around campus!

If you would like to receive your photo proofs, please go to www.MSUphotos.com to submit your information. Questions about these photo opportunities can be emailed to info@propicsusa.com

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

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS VIRTUAL BACKGROUNDS


Commencement Parking Map

Please check back in October for the fall 2021 commencement parking map.


Coliseum Diagram

Please check back in October for the fall 2021 commencement coliseum diagram. 


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.

FALL 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. (Processional at 9am)
College of Architecture, Art & Design
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Education
Academic Affairs

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 3:30 p.m. (Processional at 3pm)
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
College of Business
Bagley College of Engineering
College of Forest Resources
College of Veterinary Medicine

SPRING 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. (Processional at 3pm)
College of Education
College of Business
ACCESS

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. (Processional at 9am)
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Architecture, Art & Design

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. (Processional at 3pm)
Bagley College of Engineering
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
College of Forest Resources
College of Veterinary Medicine
Academic Affairs


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Commencement Ceremonies

The spring 2022 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Commencement will be on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in the Humphrey Coliseum. Please contact the Vet School for information regarding the DVM Ceremony at (662) 325-1078.


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:

FALL 2021: Thursday, December 9, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

SPRING 2022: Thursday, May 12, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.

For additional questions regarding the MSU-Meridian Commencement Ceremonies, please contact: abrown@meridian.msstate.edu 


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