MTSU to Celebrate Class of 2024 with Commencement Ceremonies

MTSU will honor over 2,440 graduates with three commencement ceremonies on May 3-4.

Middle Tennessee State University is preparing to celebrate the 2,440-plus members of the first class of 2024 with a trio of commencement ceremonies set for Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4.

Graduate and undergraduate students in the university’s College of Behavioral and Health Sciences and College of Liberal Arts kick the festivities off with a 3 p.m. Central Friday, May 3, ceremony inside Murphy Center’s Hale/Earle Arena. Those graduates will hear from Cary E. Holman, MTSU alumnus and director of the Franklin County School District.

At 9 a.m. Central Saturday, May 4, students in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and University College will cross the stage at Murphy Center after hearing from alumnus Bob Freeman, president of real estate company Freeman Webb and Tennessee state representative for District 56.

Ceremonies conclude at 2 p.m. Central Saturday, May 4, when country/rock singer-songwriter and alumnus Michael Hardy, known professionally as HARDY, addresses students in the Jones College of Business, College of Education and College of Media and Entertainment.

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee will briefly address each group of graduates after welcoming them and their guests. All ceremonies will be open to the public and live-streamed on the university’s livestream channel, on True Blue TV, and on the university’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The spring 2024 ceremonies will celebrate an estimated 2,441 students set to graduate, including 2,037 undergraduates and 404 graduate students. The spring 2024 graduates will push the number of MTSU degrees presented since 1911 to more than 185,491.

Friends, families and supporters who can’t attend in person can watch the ceremonies free and live on True Blue TV, at and The university will provide closed-captioning services for the live video streams as well as American Sign Language interpretation on-site at the ceremonies.

Driving directions, along with more extensive graduation details for students and guests, are available at

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