Commencement 2023

RCAH Commencement 2023

RCAH's traditional commencement activities:

Graduate Dessert Reception from 2-3 p.m. in The Gallery dining hall, Snyder-Phillips Hall

  • Open to RCAH graduates and their families.
  • No RSVP needed.
  • Parking:
    • Lot 9, across from Phillips Hall on Physics Road, will have ample parking at that time.
    • Metered spaces or open lots near Snyder-Phillips Hall. 

Commencement Ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Wharton Center 

  • No tickets required. Family and friends are welcome!
  • No bags are allowed in the Wharton Center.
  • Graduates need to report to the Grand Tier Lounge by 6:15 p.m. in their caps and gowns.
  • Group picture of the graduates at 6:30 p.m.
  • Parking:
    • Paid parking in the Wharton Center Parking Garage (MSU Ramp 3/Lot 19, 766 E. Shaw Lane).
    • Open lots near Wharton Center


  • Information about cap and gown attire can be found at and at the Spartan Spirit Shop in the Union. RCAH uses the white tassel.
  • If you are eligible to graduate with honors or high honors, Pam Newsted will be reaching out to you in early April to pick up your honors cords.

For more information about MSU commencement activities, visit

Watch the graduation ceremonies streamed live at! Scroll down the page to find the ceremony you wish to watch as they are happening.

If you have not already done so, please apply to graduate here.In addition to applying to graduate, register to participate in your ceremony.

There are no limits on family and guests attending the commencement ceremony and tickets are not required.  Please refer your family and friends to the family and friends page.  For general information check the MSU Commencement website.

If you have specific questions about the RCAH Commencement, please contact Pam Newsted, at