Graduation Information


MTSU Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremonies


Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014


Lt. Gen. William Phillips

Xu Lin

  • 9 a.m. — Commencement ceremony for the College of Graduate Studies, including all master’s, education specialist and doctoral degree candidates; the College of Basic and Applied Sciences; the Jennings A. Jones College of Business; and the College of Education.
  • 2 p.m. — Commencement ceremony for the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences; the College of Liberal Arts; the College of Mass Communication; and the University College, including Regents Online Degree Program and Bachelor of University Studies degree candidates.
Guest Speakers:
  • 9 a.m. — Madam Xu Lin of China, director-general of the Confucius Institutes and a vice minister of education.
  • 2 p.m.Lt. Gen. William N. “Bill” Phillips of Bell Buckle, Tenn., MTSU alumnus and principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

Monte Hale Arena inside the Charles M. Murphy Athletic Center on the northwest side of the MTSU campus. (Click here for maps and directions.)

Special Advisory:

Be advised that Murphy Center is undergoing renovations that will upgrade the building and make it an even better facility. As a result, temperatures will be warmer than usual, there will not be as many bathroom facilities for guests, and there will be less guest seating available. Guests are encouraged to bring bottled water; water fountains will also be accessible. 

fall 2013 commencement crowd for grad info page

Streaming video of the ceremonies will be available live only on commencement day!


Complete coverage from MTSU’s Fall 2013 Commencement ceremonies, including photos and video, is available here

The program for Spring 2014 Commencement, as well as the final “line of march” for degree candidates, will be posted here a few days before the ceremonies. The final list of graduates is available each semester after commencement day.

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.

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