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Michigan State University

President's Reception for Graduates

The MSU Alumni Office, along with the Division of Student Life & Engagement, invites graduating students to a reception at Cowles House prior to each commencement.

Join fellow graduates at historic Cowles House for an evening celebrating your accomplishments and time at Michigan State University. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages, have a professional photo taken with President Stanley and meet Sparty and get a photo with him. 

This invitation extends only to graduating students in the current semester and cannot be transferred to friends or family. The spring receptions also include students graduating summer semester.

  • For spring and summer 2022 graduates, you can now access the photos from the event including your photo with President Stanley.
  • For fall 2022, the date will be announced by October and invitations will be emailed in November to all students who have applied for graduation.