RCAH Class of 2017 Commencement

May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall
320 Wharton Center
East Lansing, MI
United States

This year's commencement for the RCAH Class of 2017 will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The 2017 senior class address will be given by Carolyn (Carrie) Payson, and the RCAH alumni address will be given by Benjamin Thorp.

Details are listed below for events surrounding commencement weekend. Please call Pam Newsted at (517) 355-0210 if you have any questions.

Commencement Dessert Reception

When: Saturday, May 6, 2-3 p.m.; light refreshments will be served.
Where: Snyder-Phillips Hall, The Gallery dining hall
Who: Graduates and their families -- no RSVP is required.

Commencement Ceremony

When: Saturday, May 6, 7 p.m. Graduates, please plan to arrive at the Stoddard Grand Tier Lounge at 6:15 p.m. Remember to bring your cap and gown! A group photo of graduates will be taken at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall
Who: Graduates, RCAH students, families, friends, faculty, staff and beyond--we have lots of room! No RSVP is required.

Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.

Additional Commencement Details for graduates:

  • You are required to be dressed in cap and gown for the commencement ceremony. Visit MSU's commencement site for more information about academic apparel, green gown recycling, invitations, etc. 
  • The Undergraduate University Convocation is held on Friday, May 5 at 1:00 p.m. at the Breslin Center if you would like to attend. All MSU graduates are seated together and academic apparel is required.
  • If you have not already done so, please complete your online application for graduation now.
  • Honor cords will be available in the RCAH office soon. If you are eligible to receive one, an email will be sent to you to pick one up prior to commencement.
  • The President’s Reception for graduates at Cowles House: Invitations for Spring graduates (this includes Summer graduates) will be emailed in late March.