Fall MSU commencement ceremonies scheduled for Dec. 8-9

Contact: Carl Smith

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State will honor fall 2022 graduates with two days of celebrations on Dec. 8 and 9 in Meridian and Starkville.

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Mississippi State University students pictured at commencement. (Photo by Megan Bean)

MSU President Mark E. Keenum is the featured commencement speaker and will award bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees to Bulldogs completing an important chapter of their higher education journey.

“Graduation is truly a meaningful time for our students and university. I always look forward to celebrating the many accomplishments of our outstanding graduates with their families and friends,” Keenum said.

The in-person events are limited to invited guests only; however, those who wish to watch the programs remotely can do so via the MSU Television Center’s livestream at www.livestream.com/mstv/live. The Ph.D. ceremony will be streamed at www.vimeo.com/event/2671473.

Starkville graduates will be limited to eight guests, while Meridian graduates can bring up to six. There is no cost for the tickets emailed to graduates with instructions for downloading. Also, security screenings will take place upon entry.

Guests should adjust their arrival plans as Humphrey Coliseum renovation and construction efforts may cause delays for parking and entry, and limit restroom and building access. Guests may bring one clear water bottle into the facility.

Upon entry, guest seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Graduates will be seated after checking in, but an entrance processional is not scheduled for the ceremonies. Humphrey Coliseum guests may leave when their graduate exits the stage by exiting through the main coliseum entrances on the east and west sides of Mize Pavilion.

For more information about Starkville’s commencement ceremonies, including access to a parking map and coliseum diagram, visit www.registrar.msstate.edu/students/graduation.

This year’s fall commencement schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Dec. 8 (MSU Riley Center, Meridian)

—11 a.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.): All fall 2022 MSU-Meridian graduates.

Thursday, Dec. 8 (Bettersworth Auditorium, Lee Hall, Starkville)

—4 p.m. (doors open at 3 p.m.): Fall 2022 doctoral graduates.

Friday, Dec. 9 (Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville)

—9:30 a.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.): Academic Affairs; College of Architecture, Art and Design; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Education.

—3:30 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.): Bagley College of Engineering, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Business, College of Forest Resources and
College of Veterinary Medicine.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

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