MSU schedules fall graduation ceremonies for December 7 and 8

Mississippi State University will honor its fall 2023 graduates with ceremonies on December 7th and 8th in Meridian and Starkville. (Photo by Grace Cockrell)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University is set to commemorate the achievements of its graduating class with commencements taking place on December 7th and 8th in Meridian and Starkville.

Mark E. Keenum, the President of MSU, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s ceremonies, where he will confer bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. The Meridian and Starkville campus ceremonies can be live-streamed at

Guests for Starkville graduates are limited to eight individuals, while Meridian graduates are permitted to bring up to six guests. Graduates will receive tickets via email along with instructions for downloading them. Entry to the ceremonies will include security screenings.

Seating for guests is on a first-come, first-served basis. Graduates will be seated after checking in, and there will be no entrance procession for the ceremonies. Following their graduate’s appearance on stage, guests at Humphrey Coliseum can exit the venue through the main coliseum entrances located on the east and west sides of Mize Pavilion.

For comprehensive logistical information regarding attendance at the ceremonies in Humphrey Coliseum, please visit The fall 2023 graduation schedule at MSU is as follows:

Thursday, Dec. 7:

11 a.m.: Meridian Campus, MSU Riley Center.

4 p.m.: Doctoral Graduation and Hooding Ceremony, Bettersworth Auditorium, Lee Hall, Starkville. This is an invitation-only event.

Friday, Dec. 8:

9:30 a.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.): Starkville Campus, Humphrey Coliseum: Academic Affairs, College of Architecture, Art and Design, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, and College of Professional and Continuing Studies.

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

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