MTSU Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremonies this Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6

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pair of MTSU social work graduate students help each other prepare for fall 2015 commencement inside Murphy Center in this file photo. The university will conduct a separate commencement ceremony for graduate students beginning this May. (File photo by

MTSU will award an estimated 2,543 degrees during its three spring 2017 commencement ceremonies this Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, inside Murphy Center.

The university's graduate-student commencement begins at 3 p.m. Friday, May 5. The undergraduate morning ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 6, and the afternoon ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Each ceremony is expected to last about two hours.


Michael Hein, industrial/organizational psychology professor and director of MTSU's Center for Organizational and Human Resource Effectiveness, is the guest speaker for Friday's graduate ceremony. Former state commissioner of Tennessee Economic and Community Development Randy Boyd is the guest speaker for the Saturday morning ceremony, and Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney will address the Saturday afternoon ceremony. MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and other MTSU officials also will speak briefly to graduates during the ceremonies.


Two thousand five hundred forty-three (2,543) students will graduate from the university during the two days' events, including 2,171 undergraduates and 372 graduate students.

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