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.
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.
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.
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.