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ELIGIBILITY: Students completing degree requirements in the fall or winter are eligible to participate in the December ceremony of the graduation year. Students completing degree requirements in the spring or summer are eligible to participate in the May ceremony of the graduation year. Graduates who elect not to participate in their respective ceremonies will not be eligible to walk in a future ceremony unless they earn a new degree.  

HOW TO APPLY: All undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students are required to apply for graduation online through their Self-Service portal by clicking on Graduation Overview.  

Applications without payment are incomplete and will not be processed. You will receive a notification if your payment is unsuccessful. Please check your MSU email regularly for follow-up emails. 

Graduate students seeking non-degree completion (e.g., graduate certifications, etc.) should complete and submit the following form: Non-degree completion

GRADUATION APPLICATION FEES: The non-refundable application fee for all undergraduate and graduate students is $45. This includes undergraduate certificates. After the deadline, the fee will increase to $55.  

IMPORTANT DEADLINES: The deadlines for graduation are as follows: 

Spring and Summer 2024 – Friday, March 15, 2024 

  • Last day to apply for graduation without late fee in effect. 
  • Last day for student's name to appear in the commencement program. 
  • Last day for students to have a guaranteed seat reserved for the commencement ceremony. 

Note: If you apply after the deadline, your name may not appear in the commencement program, and you may not be in the original seating order. 

CAPS AND GOWNS: Students participating in the commencement ceremony can order their caps and gowns through the University Store at

Ship to bookstore for graduate pickup:

  • Deadline to order - March 13, 2024
  • Pickup at the bookstore – April 15, 2024

Ship directly to student:

  • Deadline to order – April 14, 2024
For any questions regarding your order, please contact the University Store at 606-783-2081.

DIPLOMAS: Degree candidates participating in commencement will receive a blank diploma cover during the commencement ceremony. 

Diplomas will be available approximately four to six weeks after the end of the term and mailed to the address provided on your degree application.  

For questions regarding graduation, please email the Office of the Registrar at or call 606-783-2008

Contact the Registrar's Office

Office of the Registrar

201 Ginger Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2008
FAX: 606-783-9103