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Summer 2021 Commencement at MTSU

 

Date: Saturday, Aug. 7

Time: 9 a.m. Central

 

A scoreboard in MTSU's Murphy Center carries a special message Friday, May 7, for all the prospective graduates returning to the historic facility for spring 2021 commencement events. Students returned to Murphy Center May 7-9 for the first time since 2019 for a three-day, 10-event, socially distanced commencement weekend. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

A scoreboard in MTSU’s Murphy Center carries a special message for all the new graduates in the historic facility during spring 2021 commencement events in May. Students will return to Murphy Center Saturday, Aug. 7, for the university’s summer 2021 commencement ceremony. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

 

This single commencement ceremony will include all master’s, education specialist, doctoral and undergraduate degree candidates from all of MTSU’s colleges: the College of Graduate Studies, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, Jennings A. Jones College of Business, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Media and Entertainment, and the University College.

More information for all graduating students is available here.

 

file image of blue MTSU folding chairs lined up on the floor of Hale Arena in Murphy Center in preparation for graduates to sit down for their commencement ceremony; each seat holds a printed commencement program. The photo also has text reading “Watch HERE live!” with the Vimeo/Livestream and Facebook Live logos superimposed over it. (MTSU file photo by Grad Images)

 

You can watch MTSU’s summer 2021 commencement ceremony live via streaming video at www.mtsu.edu/live or http://facebook.com/mtsublueraiders or http://mtsu.edu/trueblueTV  or on local cable channels at http://mtsu.edu/trueblueTV. Coverage will begin about 8:45 a.m. Central for the 9 a.m. ceremony.

 

Dr. Rick Cottle, professor, Fashion Merchandising Program (TXMD), Department of Human Sciences

Dr. Rick Cottle

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

 

Dr. Rick Cottle, 2020-21 president of the MTSU Faculty Senate and a professor of human sciences at MTSU.

 

LOCATION:

 

All commencement ceremonies are held in Monte Hale Arena inside the Charles M. Murphy Athletic Center, located at 2650 Middle Tennessee Blvd.

Maps and driving directions are available here. A printable PDF diagram of Murphy Center seating is available here.

 

A member of MTSU’s first Class of 2021 laughs with pride and a bit of disbelief as she crosses the stage with her degree inside Murphy Center during the second day of the university's spring 2021 three-day weekend of commencement ceremonies in May. Students will return to Murphy Center Saturday, Aug. 7, for the university's summer 2021 commencement ceremony. (MTSU file photo by Cat Curtis Murphy)

A member of MTSU’s first Class of 2021 laughs with pride and a bit of disbelief as she crosses the stage with her degree inside Murphy Center during the university’s spring 2021 three-day weekend of commencement ceremonies in May. Students will return to Murphy Center Saturday, Aug. 7, for MTSU’s summer 2021 commencement ceremony. (MTSU file photo by Cat Curtis Murphy)

 

GRADUATION DETAILS:

 

Information for undergraduate and graduate students about the summer 2021 commencement ceremony, including caps and gowns, ceremony FAQs, programs and diploma covers, and more, is available here.

A final list of all summer 2021 graduates will be available early in the semester following commencement on this page.

Information for commencement guests, including parking and accommodations for guests with disabilities, is available under the “Information for Guests” entry at the bottom of this page.

More visitors’ information is available at the the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

 

Two members of MTSU’s first Class of 2021 briefly reach out to each other while preparing to cross the stage in Murphy Center Friday, May 7, during the first day of the university's spring 2021 commencement ceremonies. Students returned to Murphy Center May 7-9 for the first time since 2019 for a three-day, 10-event, socially distanced commencement weekend. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

Two members of MTSU’s first Class of 2021 briefly reach out to each other while preparing to cross the stage in Murphy Center during the university’s spring 2021 commencement ceremonies in May. Students will return to Murphy Center Saturday, Aug. 7, for MTSU’s summer 2021 commencement ceremony. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

 

COMMENCEMENT PHOTO INFORMATION:

 

GradImages of Tallahassee, Fla., is the official photographer for MTSU commencement ceremonies. The company contacts all graduating students via email with information on commencement photo proofs, prices, etc. For information on commencement photos, visit www.gradimages.com or call 800-261-2576.

 

Stacks of MTSU degree covers await new graduates in this commencement ceremony file photo inside Murphy Center. A single ceremony, set for Saturday, Aug. 7, at 9 a.m. Central, will mark the university's summer 2021 commencement. (MTSU file photo by GradImages)

Stacks of MTSU degree covers await new graduates in this commencement ceremony file photo inside Murphy Center. A single ceremony, set for Saturday, Aug. 7, at 9 a.m. Central, will mark the university’s summer 2021 commencement. (MTSU file photo by GradImages)

 

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