Summer 2019 Commencement Ceremony


empty seats for graduates in Murphy Center with commencement programs and Livestream logos


Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, Commencement Ceremony


Dr. Pippa Holloway

Dr. Pippa Holloway

10 a.m. — Ceremony for 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. This ceremony includes all master’s, education specialist, doctoral and undergraduate degree candidates.

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Pippa Holloway, 2018-19 president of the MTSU Faculty Senate and a professor of history at MTSU.


You can watch the Aug. 10 ceremony live via streaming video beginning about 9:45 a.m. Central at or at



Murphy Center, Monte Hale Arena.

MTSU commencement ceremonies are held in the Monte Hale Arena inside the Charles M. Murphy Athletic Center on the northwest side of campus.

Maps and driving directions are available here, and a special graduation-day parking map is available here. You can find a printable diagram of Murphy Center seating hereThe facility will open for guests about an hour before the ceremony.

American Sign Language logo  American Sign Language interpreting will be provided for the ceremony. Closed-captioning will be included on the screens at Hale Arena as well as in the streaming video online.

Students wait for the summer 2018 graduation ceremony to begin inside Murphy Center in this August file photo. MTSU’s fall 2018 commencement ceremonies are set for 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. (MTSU file photo by


Graduation Details 

Detailed information for undergraduate students about summer 2019 commencement, including deadlines, attendance, caps and gowns, and more, will be available here. Details for graduate students about summer 2019 commencement will be 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.