MTSU is celebrating graduates next week with a virtual opening ceremony


Middle Tennessee State University announced Friday night that it would be holding a virtual graduation ceremony for students in the coming days.

Over 2,500 students will graduate this semester, and the university is hosting an online launch on May 9th thereafter MTSU has canceled its personal ceremonies because of the coronavirus. Graduates can attend future ceremonies.

The ceremony will feature videos of University President Sidney McPhee and Provost Mark Byrnes, as well as unannounced special guests. All graduates will be listed by name during the video, announced the university.

The livestream event will begin on May 9th at 10am on the MTSU Facebook page and YouTube channel, which will be available on a dedicated website along with other closing information on the day of the ceremony / virtual degree.

“At MTSU, we will never forget our May 2020 graduate class,” McPhee said in a press release. “However, unlike most of our former graduates, they have weathered a real crisis to cross that educational target line. This should be their time to shine in front of everyone. … Although we cannot celebrate this great achievement in person at the moment, it is recognized. “

The news comes after the university announces it plans to resume classroom teaching in autumn and Tuition fees would not be increased for the 2020/2021 school year.

Graduates will receive a “True Blue Graduation Box” in the mail later this month containing a diploma cover, programs, a special MTSU gift, and more.

Reach Brinley Hineman at [email protected], 615-278-5164, and on Twitter @brinleyhineman.

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