Michigan State University will host commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center.
The advanced degree ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Former Congresswoman Jane Harman, director, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will speak and accept an honorary doctorate of laws.
Undergraduate ceremonies for Eli Broad College of Business graduates will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Breslin Center.
Ann Dunwoody, the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star general in the U.S. Army, will speak and receive an honorary doctorate of humanities during the undergraduate ceremony. Broad College students will share the ceremony with graduates from the colleges of Arts and Letters, Education, James Madison, Music, Social Science and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.
More information on speakers and honorary degree recipients can be found on MSUToday.
Commencement ceremonies will be live streamed on the commencement website.
For the safety and security of all attendees, no bags or purses will be permitted in the Breslin Center. Cameras and camcorders are permitted, though cases are prohibited. No food or beverages – including bottled water – will be allowed in Breslin, and this applies to graduates, guests and faculty. As such, Breslin will offer a limited menu of concessions for sale during the ceremonies. Additional prohibited items include noisemakers, selfie sticks, pets, signs or weapons of any form. Smoking also is prohibited at the Breslin Center.
Metal detectors will be at all entrances to the facility, so please plan accordingly for processing.