MSU spring graduation ceremonies scheduled for May 8-10

Mississippi State University’s spring graduates will commemorate the culmination of their academic journey with commencement ceremonies scheduled from May 8-10 in Starkville and Meridian.

Martin “Marty” Davidson (Photo submitted)

The MSU-Meridian commencement, taking place on May 9, will witness MSU President Mark E. Keenum bestowing an honorary Doctor of Public Service upon Martin “Marty” Davidson, a prominent local figure and chair of Meridian’s Southern Pipe & Supply Company, marking the campus’s first such honorary recognition.

President Keenum will deliver the keynote address at both ceremonies on May 9 and 10 while conferring bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. The ceremonies will be available for remote viewing via the MSU TV Center’s livestream at, on the MSTV app, and the university’s primary Facebook page.

Each Starkville graduate has the privilege of inviting up to eight guests, while Meridian graduates may extend invitations to four individuals. E-tickets, along with entry instructions, will be sent to graduates via email. Moreover, guests should be prepared for security checks upon arrival.

Guest seating operates on a general admission basis, with graduates granted seating post check-in. Attendees at Humphrey Coliseum can leave upon their graduate’s stage exit, utilizing the primary coliseum entrances on the east and west sides of Mize Pavilion.

For comprehensive logistical details regarding visitor arrangements at Humphrey Coliseum, visit

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ceremony does not necessitate tickets. Conversely, the Doctoral Graduation and Hooding Ceremony is exclusive to invitees.

The spring 2024 graduation schedule for MSU is outlined as follows:

Wednesday, May 8:

11:30 a.m.: Starkville Campus, Humphrey Coliseum: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

4 p.m.: Doctoral Graduation and Hooding Ceremony, Bettersworth Auditorium, Lee Hall, Starkville. (Invitation only.)

Thursday, May 9:

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

3:30 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.): Starkville Campus, Humphrey Coliseum: ACCESS Program, College of Business, and College of Education.

Friday, May 10:

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

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

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