Applying for Graduation

Undergraduate students can apply for graduation online at Applications for spring and summer terms must be completed by March 15 and applications for fall and winter terms must be completed by October 15, in order to avoid a late fee and reserve your seat at Commencement. 

To apply for graduation complete the online graduation application and pay the fee at

Students will receive an email in their MSU account within 72 business hours.

Commencement is observed two times during the academic year. Ceremonies are held at the end of the fall and spring terms. For additional information regarding graduation and commencement, visit or contact the Office of the Registrar at 606-783-2008 or e-mail