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Spring 2021 Commencement at MTSU

 

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee announced Feb. 26 that the university would resume its ceremonies in Murphy Center for the spring 2021 commencement with a series of smaller, in-person events to be held Friday-Sunday, May 7-9. Masks and health safety protocols will be required for all attendees.

 

Confirmed participants for the May 2021 graduation ceremonies received their assigned ceremony date and time from the MTSU Records Office via an April 1 official email. Those students will receive a second notice at their MTSU email address from the Records Office on Friday, April 30, with their ceremony row and seat assignment.

 

MTSU Class of 2020 graduates who confirmed their participation will return for their Murphy Center graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 9, at 4:30 p.m. They’ll also be notified on April 30 of their ceremony row and seating assignments via email to their MTSU address from the Records Office.

 

More information for 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 spring 2021 commencement ceremonies live via streaming video at www.mtsu.edu/live or http://facebook.com/mtsublueraiders.

 

LOCATION:

 

All commencement ceremonies will be 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, but seating will be assigned for graduates, their guests and other ceremony participants. Graduates will receive more information as their commencement ceremony date approaches.

 

A new MTSU graduate, degree in hand, waves to family and friends inside Murphy Center Saturday, Dec. 14 at the university's fall 2019 afternoon commencement ceremony. (MTSU photo by Cat Curtis Murphy)

A new MTSU graduate, degree in hand, waves to family and friends inside Murphy Center at the university’s fall 2019 afternoon commencement ceremony — the last in Murphy Center before the pandemic — in this file photo. Graduating MTSU students will return to Murphy Center May 7-9 for a series of smaller in-person ceremonies to mark spring 2021 commencement.  (MTSU file photo by Cat Curtis Murphy)

GRADUATION DETAILS:

 

Information for undergraduate students about spring 2021 commencement, including deadlines, attendance, caps and gowns, and more, is available here. Information for graduate students about spring 2021 commencement is available here.

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

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

 

A new graduate of the MTSU School of Nursing waves as she's recognized on the Jumbotron at Floyd Stadium Saturday, Nov. 21, during the university's fall 2020 commencement ceremonies. MTSU, which held virtual graduations for its May and August graduates because of the pandemic, required strict mask, physical distancing and other health protocols for the graduates and limited their guests to help keep the three open-air events safer. (MTSU photo by Cat Curtis Murphy)

A new graduate of the MTSU School of Nursing waves as she’s recognized on the Jumbotron at Floyd Stadium during the university’s fall 2020 commencement ceremonies last November. MTSU, which held virtual graduations for its May and August graduates because of the pandemic, required strict mask, physical distancing and other health protocols for the graduates and limited their guests to help keep the three open-air events safer. Graduating MTSU students will return to Murphy Center May 7-9 for a series of smaller in-person ceremonies to mark spring 2021 commencement. (MTSU file photo by Cat Curtis Murphy)

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.

 

MORE 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.

 

The university is resuming in-person ceremonies for its fall 2020 commencement, scheduling three outdoor events on Saturday, Nov. 21, in Floyd Stadium. Masks and health safety protocols will be required for all attendees. (MTSU file photo by GradImages)

Stacks of MTSU degree covers await new graduates in this commencement ceremony file photo inside Murphy Center. Graduating MTSU students will return to Murphy Center May 7-9 for a series of smaller in-person ceremonies to mark spring 2021 commencement. Masks and health safety protocols will be required for all attendees. (MTSU file photo by GradImages)

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