Ceremony Information

Tickets are not required for guest admission to the Fall 2023 Commencement ceremony.

We do ask that degree candidates RSVP for the ceremony (see below) to ensure we plan for adequate seating on the main floor.

As a reminder, to speed the entry process through the event’s metal detectors, we request -- but don’t require -- graduates and guests leave their bags and purses in their vehicles. Please leave cell phones and keys in your pockets when going through the metal detectors. 


Doors will open at TBA

We encourage candidates and guests to arrive no later than TBA and be situated in the designated areas before the Processional.  

Candidate must be checked in for Lineup by TBA

Processional begins at 8:40am

Ceremony begins at 9:00am

Line up Locations: 

  • Undergraduates -  TBA
  • Masters- TBA
  • Doctoral Graduates- TBA
  • Faculty - TBA

Undergraduate candidates, please contact [email protected] with questions.

Masters and Doctoral candidates, please contact [email protected] with questions.


Degree Candidate RSVP

commencement balloons

Faculty RSVP

faculty & balloons

PhD Candidate & Chair RSVP

woman in graduation regalia underneath balloon arch


Capture the moment

After the ceremony, take pictures with your family and friends in photographic locations around campus. Use #CatGrad23 on your social media posts so we can celebrate this accomplishment with you! 

  • The Spirit Statue on Alumni Plaza 
  • Outside of Montana Hall
  • On Romney Oval
  • Your favorite campus building
  • The Sonny Holland statue outside of Bobcat Athletics Center
  • The MSU sign on the corner of Kagy and 11th
  • The MSU sign on the corner of College and 11th

Five-Step Graduation Process

  1. Perform an Evaluation in DegreeWorks.
  2. Turn in an Online Application via MyInfo for graduation. 
  3. Participate in Priority Registration for the upcoming semester.
  4. Attend your Commencement ceremony (optional).
  5. Receive your Diploma to the mailing address you provide in MyInfo.

Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremonies

Friday, May 10th, 2024

Looking for previous ceremonies?


Know Before You Go To Commencement 

Fall 2023: Friday,December 15th

Ceremony: 9:00am

Location: Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

Doors will open to the public at TBA


Parking on campus is Free on the day of Commencement.  Bobcat Lot 15 (Fieldhouse), the Garage (Lot 10), Bobcat Lot 11, and the Stadium Lots (20 & 25) are all great options for parking in vicinity of the ceremony.

See Campus Parking Map 

At the end of the ceremony there will be loud nosies with music and  streamer cannons as well a ballon drop happening. 

No outside food or drinks will be allowed inside the venue. Concessions will be open during the ceremony. 




Email [email protected]