RCAH Class of 2013 Commencement

May 4, 2013 - 7:00pm
Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Great Hall
320 Wharton Center
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

Congratulations to the the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Class of 2013! Photos of commencement events from May 4, 2013, will be available soon. For additional information, please contact Katie Wittenauer, RCAH communications manager, via email.


This year's commencement for the RCAH Class of 2013 will take place on Saturday, May 4. This year's commencement speakers include Professor Deidre Dawson, Anna Marie Melcher, Grace Pappalardo, and alumna Jesseca Taylor.

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

Commencement Luncheon Honoring Graduates

When: Saturday, May 4, 12 to 2 p.m.
Very casual, stop by when you can!
Where: LookOut! Gallery, on the second floor of Snyder Hall
Who: Graduates, alums, family, friends, faculty and staff. No RSVP is required.
What: Festivities, music from The Bard Owls, food from Woody's, cake and refreshments

Commencement Ceremony

When: Saturday, May 4, 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, Great Hall
Who: Graduates, RCAH students, families, friends, faculty, staff and beyond--we have lots of room! No RSVP is required.
What: Light refreshments at reception following ceremony in the Grand Foyer

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 3 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. 
Additional Media