Summer 2018 Commencement Ceremony:

Saturday, Aug. 11



10 a.m. — Commencement ceremony for students in all MTSU colleges, including the College of Graduate Studies, the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Media and Entertainment, and the University College.

Dr. Joey Gray, undergraduate program coordinator for the Leisure, Sport and Tourism Studies Program in the Department of Health and Human Performance

Dr. Joey Gray


Guest Speaker:

Dr. Joey Gray, 2017-18 Faculty Senate president and undergraduate program coordinator for the Leisure, Sport and Tourism Studies Program in the Department of Health and Human Performance.



Murphy Center, Monte Hale Arena.

Commencement is 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 9 a.m. Central.
American Sign Language logo  American Sign Language interpreting will be provided.

Special note: Middle Tennessee Boulevard remains under construction through fall 2018. Please plan for some 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.


You can watch this ceremony live via streaming video beginning at 9:45 a.m. Central on Saturday, Aug. 11, at


News coverage of the summer 2018 commencement ceremony, including photos and video, is available here.


Graduation Details 

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