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Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

for Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9,

have been canceled

due to the COVID-19 pandemic

and the recommendations of

the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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This decision, announced April 1 by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, affects only the university’s spring 2020 commencement ceremonies.

Graduate and undergraduate students who meet all the graduation requirements will receive their diplomas by mail. If they choose, they may participate in the summer 2020 commencement in August, the fall 2020 commencement ceremonies in December, or in a future MTSU commencement.

 

UPDATE: HONORING THE CLASS OF 2020

 

The university will hold a virtual commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, to recognize the members of the spring Class of 2020. President Sidney A. McPhee and Provost Mark Byrnes, plus other special guests, will address the graduates. May graduates will be invited to participate in a future commencement ceremony.

 

• A link to the virtual ceremony and more information is available at https://mtsu.edu/virtual-graduation. We’ll send out more reminders about the event as May 9 approaches.

• The names of all who have applied for spring 2020 graduation will scroll onscreen during the virutceremony. Those names will also be featured in a special commencement program that will be included in our True Blue Graduation Box, which will be mailed to graduates in late May.

• The True Blue Graduation Box will include the graduate’s MTSU diploma cover with diploma inside; mortarboard; a unique blue tassel with 2020 drop; two commemorative programs; an invitation to a future ceremony; an MTSU gift; an MTSU Alumni bag; an appropriate Latin Honors stole if earned; and a gift from the Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center for student veterans. 

A summer 2018 MTSU graduate adjusts her personalized mortarboard as she prepares for the August commencement ceremony inside Murphy Center. MTSU will present degrees to 1,731 students during dual fall 2018 commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 15. (MTSU photo by GradImages)

An MTSU graduate’s personalized mortarboard encourages fellow graduates and supporters in this file photo. The university will conduct a virtual commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, to recognize the members of the spring Class of 2020. (MTSU file photo by GradImages)

More student information about spring 2020 commencement, including a link to update mailing addresses for the True Blue Graduation Box, is available in this FAQ from the Registrar’s Office: Graduation and Commencement FAQs for May 2020 MTSU Graduates.

Standard information for undergraduate students about spring 2020 commencement, including deadlines and other requirements, is available here. Information for graduate students about spring 2020 commencement is available here.

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

For university updates on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis, please visit www.mtsu.edu/coronavirus.

Stacks of MTSU degree covers await new graduates in this spring 2019 commencement ceremony file photo inside Murphy Center. The university decided April 1 to cancel its spring 2020 commencement ceremonies, set May 8-9, as part of its safety precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduating students will receive their degrees by mail, and those who wish to participate in a formal ceremony will be able to join either MTSU’s summer or fall 2020 commencement events. (MTSU file photo by GradImages)

Stacks of MTSU degree covers await new graduates in this commencement ceremony file photo inside Murphy Center. The university canceled its spring 2020 commencement ceremonies, set May 8-9, to meet safety precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. MTSU will conduct a virtual commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, and graduating students will receive their diplomas by mail. (MTSU file photo by GradImages)

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