Commencement 2021

Decisions are still being made regarding Commencement 2021. We will continually update this space as Commencement details are determined. You may also find information at the University's Commencement Office webpage. Soon-to-be-graduates looking for details and instructions pertaining to them should consult InsideCVM.

Thank you for your patience as we plan for this exciting time. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Please remember: Circumstances may change due to public health and/or MSU guidelines.

Ceremony Details

An in-person Commencement ceremony is currently planned for Friday, May 7 in the Breslin Center parking lot. The event will begin at 10 a.m. The exact start time may be subject to change.

Guests will sit on chairs, and will be directed to their seats on a first-come, first-seated basis. Guests may begin to arrive 45 minutes before the ceremony start time. Guests will not be able to approach the podium during the ceremony.

We are pleased to be able to celebrate DVM, Veterinary Nursing, Veterinary Nursing certificate, and affiliate graduates. The event will be livestreamed on the Internet as well; links will be available closer to the event date.

Parking, Arriving, and Guest Tickets

The University Commencement Office has provided a map to show how to enter and park near the Breslin Center lot.

Graduates are responsible for distributing tickets to their guests. Tickets will be QR codes.

Graduates and guests are not permitted to bring bags to Commencement.