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Fall 2023 Commencement Exercises is December 15th


Spring 2023 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Livestream starting at 9:30am

graduating students in their caps and gowns

School of Graduate Studies Commencement

graduating female students

Undergraduate Commencement


Congratulations on your candidacy for graduation at Morgan State University!

On this site, The University Commencement Committee provides guidance, information, and direction to enable degree candidates to successfully navigate the path to commencement–a celebration ceremony for students projected to complete all graduation requirements by the end of the semester.

To be eligible to participate in the Morgan State University Commencement exercises, degree candidates must meet ALL degree requirements.  The University Commencement Committee DOES NOT have the authority to determine degree clearance or certification. You can find out more about graduation clearance by contacting the Morgan Office of the Registrar.

Fall 2023 Commencement Information

Friday, December 15, 2023 • 10am:
Talmadge Hill Field House
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Processional begins at 9:30am

Benjamin Crump

Benjamin Crump to Deliver Spring 2023 Commencement Address

Civil Rights Attorney Known for Advocacy and Social Justice to Inspire Nearly 1,000 Graduates with Uplifting Message
Commencement Corner event for December 15 from 11am to 2pm


Morgan State University Barnes & Noble Bookstore Presents: GRAD Fest

March 30-31 and April 1, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Participation in Commencement

The University’s policy and practice is for degree candidates to participate in the commencement exercises immediately following their degree certification and clearance.  Degree candidates who have applied for graduation will be notified by the Office of the Registrar on how to proceed only via their official MSU email address.

Checklist for Degree Candidates

  1. Apply for graduation before the deadline. (See Applying for Graduation).
  2. Pay any outstanding fees. (See Financial Obligations)
  3. Complete required Financial Aid Exit Interview (See Financial Requirements)
  4. Make sure that you receive graduation clearance.
    You must be certified for graduation from the Morgan Office of the Registrar. (See Eligibility)
  5. Order your regalia. (See Purchasing Regalia)
  6. Attend Commencement Rehearsal. At Rehearsal, you will receive your certification card, your verification card, and guest tickets if commencement is outdoors. (See Rehearsal)
  7. If you and your guests are planning to attend Fall 2021 Commencement in-person, you must complete the Commencement Pre-Registration Form (for COVID-19 tracing) in advance.
Commencement at Morgan State University is a festive and joyous occasion at which family and guests are welcome to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class. The information contained on this site is designed to be beneficial to all those participating in or attending the commencement ceremonies. 

Information on this site is continually updated, so we encourage you to check this site often for the most recent updates.

 Questions? We are committed to making Commencement a memorable
day for you and your guests.