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Graduate Receptions

Celebrate Your Graduation from Michigan State University

Spartan Statue

The MSU Alumni Association, along with the Division of Student Affairs and Services, invites graduating students to a reception at the presidential residence, Cowles House, prior to each Commencement.

The Graduate Reception provides you, as a soon-to-be alumnus, with an opportunity to see Cowles House in the company of your fellow graduates and university administrators, have your photo taken with the President of the university, hang out with Sparty, and enjoy wonderful food and beverages.

See Photos from the Last Event



All events will take place from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Cowles House.

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Registration information is sent to graduating seniors via email approximately one month prior to the event. During this time, registration links will be available on this page. Registration requests after the RSVP date can be sent to the MSU Alumni Association via email.

For more information: If you have questions about the Graduate Receptions, please contact Amy Carnahan via email or by calling (517) 884-8979.