Commencement Spring 2021


View speeches, graduate names and awardees from the Class of 2021.

Michigan State University hosted several in-person graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021 earning their bachelor’s degree(s).

The ceremonies were for Spring 2021 graduates only.* Students who applied to graduate in Spring 2021 received an invitation and were allowed two (2) guests per graduate, no exceptions. This was be a ticketed event. Due to current gathering restrictions, secondary education graduates walked with the college associated with their major.

Education & Special EducationFriday, April 305:00 – 6:30pBreslin Student Events Center lot
Kinesiology (last names A-D) & Athletic TrainingSaturday, May 18:00 – 9:30aAuditorium lot
Kinesiology (last names E-K)Saturday, May 111:00a – 12:30p Auditorium lot
Kinesiology (last names L-R)Saturday, May 12:00 – 3:30pAuditorium lot
Kinesiology (last names S-Z)Saturday, May 15:00 – 6:30pAuditorium lot

MSU has interactive and printable maps for your convenience. For questions regarding the undergraduate ceremonies, visit the Commencement site or contact Robin Lenkart: or (517) 353-9680.


Each fall and spring semester, the MSU College of Education hosts a Convocation (hooding ceremony) for candidates who have completed their programs of study. This spring, Michigan State University will celebrate all Ph.D. and Education Specialist students’ graduations remotely. While this is the right decision from a public health perspective, our hearts are heavy thinking of those of you who were hoping to walk across the stage in May.

We look forward to celebrating with our 2021 spring doctoral candidates via a pre-recorded video that will feature candidates’ pictures and advisors’ statements that can be shared broadly with your friends, families, and colleagues.

Doctoral candidates: For more information on this recognition, please check your MSU email.

In addition, Michigan State University will host a virtual celebration for Spartan’s earning their doctoral degrees on May 7 at 2:00 p.m.


On May 7 at 10:00 a.m., Michigan State University will be celebrating Spartans earning master’s and educational specialist degrees with a virtual ceremony.

*Summer 2021 graduates will be invited to participate in the Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies.
** An in-person ceremony for Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 graduates is still in the works for a date yet to be determined.

Please refer to MSU’s Together We Will site or the Commencement site for university-wide information. For information specific to the College of Education, visit our coronavirus resource page.