Commencement Information

DOCTORAL DEGREES

Michigan State University will host a ceremony honoring graduates who earned master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees on Friday, May 6 at the Breslin Student Events Center.

The ceremony will last approximately two hours. Admission tickets are not required. Please refer to the Commencement website for additional details and updated information.

At the end of each semester, the MSU College of Education also hosts a Convocation (hooding ceremony) for candidates who have completed their programs of study. The ceremony, in addition to university Commencement activities, serves as a special recognition for those obtaining their doctoral degree(s) from the College of Education.

The College of Education is hosting two in-person Doctoral Convocations (Hooding Ceremony) in the Erickson Hall Kiva on Friday, May 6, 2022 to celebrate our graduates.

The first ceremony, beginning at 11:30 a.m., will celebrate graduates from the Departments of Teacher Education and Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, and the Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME). A second ceremony will begin at 1:15 p.m. to celebrate graduates from the Departments of Educational Administration and Kinesiology. More information on this event can be found here.

In September 2021, the College of Education hosted a special ceremony for graduates who were unable to attend their graduation ceremonies in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video here.


BACHELOR’S DEGREES

Michigan State University will host a ceremony for baccalaureate graduates on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at the Breslin Student Events Center.   

The ceremony will last approximately two hours. Admission tickets are not required. Please refer to the Commencement website for additional details and updated information.

Looking to celebrate the Class of 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). Above, watch a video featuring speeches from college leaders, a list of graduate names and acknowledgement of awardees.


MASTER’S DEGREES

Michigan State University will host a ceremony honoring graduates who earned master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees on Friday, May 6 at the Breslin Student Events Center.

The ceremony will last approximately two hours. Admission tickets are not required. Please refer to the Commencement website for additional details and updated information.


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.