Spring 2024: Friday, May 10th 

Morning Ceremony: 10:00am 

Afternoon Cermeony: 2:30pm

Location: Brick Breeden Fieldhouse


RSVP opened March 5th and will be open till May 3rd 

All regalia including caps, gowns, and tassels can be purchased through the MSU Bookstore. Graduate hoods can also be purchased through the Bookstore.
Official graduation portraits will be available for purchase through the Grad Team Photography website.
There will be a link activated on the morning of the ceremony on the Commencement website that will lead to live streaming of the event. The video will be available on MSU's Youtube channel for viewing immediately following the premiere airing.
The color of students’ tassels correspond to their cumulative GPA’s, and are consistent across all disciplines- below a 3.25 is black, 3.25-3.69 is blue and 3.70-4.00 is gold.
Parking is free on Commencement day, and all spaces are open, except for the ADA sections that will be clearly labeled. For special seating accommodations, please call the Bobcat Ticket Office at406.994.2287.

Please visit your MyInfo account to update your Mailing address. Diplomas for all successful graduates will be mailed out in the following timeline:

  • Spring Graduates – Mid-JULY
  • Summer Graduates – Mid-OCTOBER
  • Fall Graduates – Mid-MARCH
The Honors College is a separate organization and has different requirements than graduating with university Honors or Highest Honors. Graduating with Honors or Highest Honors is possible for any student with a cumulative GPA of 3.25-3.69 or a 3.70-4.00 respectively, and is consistent across all Undergraduate disciplines.

After careful consideration, the administration has determined that a student may only process, cross the stage, and recess for one of their degrees per commencement ceremony. If a student is graduating with two degrees within the same ceremony, students will be required to choose which of their degrees that they would like to walk with. Dual degree candidates will still have both of their degrees acknowledged in the following ways:

  1. Dual degree candidates will receive two diplomas upon successful completion of degree requirements as well as two diploma covers on commencement day.
  2. Both degrees will be posted on student transcripts upon successful completion of degree requirements.
  3. Dual degree candidates’ names appear twice in the commencement booklet – once for each degree.
  4. If a dual degree candidate is graduating from two different colleges, they can attend the college celebrations for each of the colleges that they are receiving degrees from.
Candidates can expect to begin receiving emailed communications regarding Commencement in early October (Fall ceremonies) and March (Spring ceremonies) with information and needed action.  Please also keep an eye on our Commencement website for information to be posted as it is released. Please email [email protected] with questions.

Students who are finishing their undergraduate degrees (Bachelors, Associates, Undergradtuate Certificates, etc.) in the summer will participate in the Spring commencement ceremony prior to the completion of their degree requirements. 

Students who are finishing their graduate (Masters or PhD) in the summer will participate in the Fall commencement following the completion of their degree requirements. 

Loan Proration impacts Undergraduate students applying for Graduation who are receiving Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans. Graduating undergraduate students who are only attending one semester of the academic year will have their Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans prorated based on the number of credits needed for degree completion (may not be the total credits enrolled in).

Federal regulations require schools to perform this task for students in their final semester of enrollment when that period of enrollment is less than a full academic year. This is the maximum amount of loan that a student may borrow for the final term of study. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.