Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremonies:

Saturday, Dec. 15



9 a.m. Commencement — Ceremony for all students in the College of Graduate Studies and all undergraduates in the College of Basic and Applied SciencesJennings A. Jones College of Business, and College of Education. 
Wanda Lyle web

Guest Speaker: Wanda Lyle, managing director and general manager, UBS Business Solutions Center, Nashville.


You can watch the Dec. 15 morning ceremony live via streaming video beginning at 8:45 a.m. Central at


1:30 p.m. Commencement (NOTE NEW TIME) — Ceremony for all undergraduates in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Media and Entertainment, and the University College.
Holly Thompson web

Guest Speaker: Holly Thompson, MTSU alumna and WSMV-NBC morning news anchor.


You can watch the Dec. 15 afternoon ceremony live via streaming video beginning at 1:15 p.m. Central at



Murphy Center, Monte Hale Arena.

All commencement ceremonies are held in the Monte Hale Arena inside the Charles M. Murphy Athletic Center on the northwest side of the MTSU campus. Maps and driving directions are available here. You can find a printable diagram of Murphy Center seating hereThe facility will open for guests to enter at 8 a.m. Central for the morning ceremony and 12:30 p.m. Central for the afternoon ceremony.

American Sign Language logo  American Sign Language interpreting will be provided for both ceremonies.

Special note: Middle Tennessee Boulevard remains under construction through December 2018. Please plan for traffic delays and use the north (Greenland Drive), south (East Main and Baird Lane) and west (Rutherford Boulevard) campus entrances/exits to ease traffic congestion.


Graduation Details 

Detailed information for undergraduate students about fall 2018 commencement, including deadlines, attendance, caps and gowns, and more, are available here. Details for graduate students about fall 2018 commencement are available here.

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

Questions about parking or other special accommodations for guests should be directed to Murphy Center staff at 615-898-2752 or by referring to the parking map.



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 or call 800-261-2576.


Additional Graduation Information:

Undergraduate commencement instructions.
Graduate School commencement instructions.
Cap-and-gown information.
Graduation photos.
Parking details, including access for guests with disabilities.
Visitors’ information from the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau.