Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2024.

The following information is tentative but provides an overview for commencement weekend:

  • Hooding Ceremony for Else School of Management graduate students will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, in Yates Chapel, followed by a reception in CC120.
  • Baccalaureate will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at Galloway United Methodist Church.
  • Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the Bowl.
  • All of the above events will be livestreamed on the Millsaps College Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Family and friends are invited to all events. Additional details are provided below. Please read through everything to make sure you’re ready for graduation!


  • For undergraduate students who are approaching graduation, you will receive your electronic core/major/degree audit from the Office of Records. Meeting with your advisor for your audit ensures you have all classes you need to graduate. You should also complete the graduation application in Major Portal as soon as possible.
  • For graduate students who are approaching graduation, meet with the Else School’s Director of Administration, Naomi Freeman, to ensure you have all the classes you need to graduate. Graduate students must also complete the graduate application in Major Portal.


  • Order your graduation announcements/invitations, as well as any gifts and Millsaps-apparel items from the bookstore.
  • Order your cap and gown regalia from Graduate Supply House, Inc. Order early with a final deadline of April 8, 2024.


  • If you intend on earning a minor to go along with your degree and major, you must have declared it with the Office of Records by March 1.
  • MAcc and MBA degree candidates or undergraduate degree students completing the Honors Program may wish to purchase academic hoods. The cost of a hood is $125. Contact the Office of Records by Monday, March 6, to order your hood, and make payment to the Business Office by noon on Friday, May 5.


  • If you are a federal Direct Loan student borrower and/or a federal Perkins Loan student borrower, be sure to complete mandatory exit counseling for those loans. The Office of Financial Aid and the Business Office will be contacting you by email to provide instructions for completing the federally required loan exit counseling online. Federal Direct Loans and federal Perkins Loans are separate loan programs. If you received loans under both programs, you must complete online exit counseling for each type of loan.
  • Please consider what you want to wear to commencement. Proper commencement attire includes cap and gown. It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing underneath the gown, as commencement exercises are scheduled for the Bowl and it can get warm. Dark, comfortable, closed-toe shoes are also recommended, as higher heels can be challenging on the grass. Caps should be worn at all times, but may be removed as indicated by the actions of the Provost and Dean of the College.
  • For undergraduates, the Writing Center invites submissions of Core 10 essays for consideration for this year’s Laney Award. This is one of three awards presented at Commencement. Contact the Writing Center for information on how to submit your essay.


  • Students may pick up their caps and gowns from the bookstore starting on Tuesday, May 7, to Friday, May 10, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m.
  • Undergraduates, attend The Last Hurrah on Thursday evening, May 9. More information will be provided as the date nears.
  • Attend graduation rehearsal Friday, May 10, at 2:00 p.m. The rehearsal is mandatory for all degree candidates (both undergraduate and graduate). We will meet in the Recital Hall in the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex. Please enter from the second floor lobby.
  • At rehearsal, be sure to fill out the graduate information sheet for the Alumni Office so we can keep up to date with you as an alum. You will want to bring a phone or laptop on which you can complete this survey. Also, please be sure to fill out the Career Center survey.
  • Meet with the Post Office about having your mail forwarded from your campus box to a new address. You’ll need to fill out this form to have mail forwarded.
  • Order any official transcripts you may need to be sent to graduate school or your new employer through the Office of Records.
  • Attend the baccalaureate service on Friday, May 10. The service begins at 6:00 p.m. at Galloway United Methodist Church, located at 305 North Congress Street in downtown Jackson. You will meet in the church gathering area and line up on the mezzanine level. Academic attire (caps and gowns) is required. This special service of song and prayer is rooted in the United Methodist tradition, but is inclusive and welcoming of all faiths. Families are welcome!
  • Commencement is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 in the Bowl. Graduating students should meet in the lobby of the Academic Complex at 8:30 a.m. Caps and gowns are required.
  • After commencement, please return your gowns to the lobby of the Academic Complex by 11:45 a.m. You can keep your cap!
  • If you would like to purchase any Millsaps gifts, accessories, or apparel, the bookstore is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the day of commencement (except during the ceremony). You can also order online later.
  • Residence halls and fraternity houses will close Saturday, May 11, at 5:00 p.m. In addition, your Millsaps ID card will no longer work several days after the term ends.
  • After you have left campus and are settled, don’t forget to order photos from commencement. Information from the photographer will be sent to your home.


  • Information Technology Services (ITS) will disable and delete your email address early in the fall semester after you have graduated. If you plan on attending graduate school at Millsaps College, please let ITS know by emailing so they do not disable/delete your account. If you are not continuing your education at Millsaps, be sure to clean out your email and start letting your contacts know of your new (non-Millsaps) email address before its disabling.

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