Presidential Investiture


The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has announced that the investiture ceremony for President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., will take place at 3 p.m. April 23 in the Clifton and Dolores Wharton Center for Performing Arts.

President Stanley became MSU’s 21st president on Aug. 1, 2019.

A presidential investiture is among the oldest traditions in higher education, typically held during a new president’s first year in office. The academic ceremony, symbolizing the pursuit of knowledge, is used by universities across the world both to celebrate and to formally acknowledge entrance into a new era.  

The investiture ceremony will be open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, community members and friends.

A reception at the Wharton Center will immediately follow the ceremony.

Please check back regularly for updates including program details and logistics.