Class of 2020 In-person Commencement Ceremony

Please note: Based on RSVPs to attend in-person graduation ceremonies this September, Michigan State University has made an adjustment in the schedule that affects our DVM and Veterinary Nursing graduates. DVM graduates will participate in a ceremony on Friday, September 17, 2021, at 2 p.m. Veterinary Nursing graduates will participate in a ceremony on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 2 p.m.

2020 graduates are not limited to two guests. Currently, all individuals are required to wear appropriate face coverings while on property owned or governed by MSU or while participating in MSU-related or MSU-sponsored activities. As such, all graduates and attendees will be required to wear face coverings during these ceremonies.

For ceremony-specific information, academic apparel, and more, please visit the website of the Commencement Office at

Ordering Regalia and More

The MSU Commencement Store at the Spartan Spirit Shop allows you to order what you need; cap, gown, diploma frames, and more. The Spartan Spirit Shop is located in the MSU Union, 49 Abbot Road. You can order online at the shop's website. Announcements can be ordered here.

Have specific questions about academic apparel? Email Find more information about regalia at the Commencement Office website.

Commencement Programs

Download the DVM Commencement Program created in 2020 here.

Download the Veterinary Nursing Commencement Program created in 2020 here.