Graduation Information

Students are expected to be registered and enrolled in at least one graduate credit hour during the term of expected graduation. 

2018 SPRING GRADUATION CEREMONY

Friday, May 4, 2018
  Murphy Athletic Center
Middle Tennessee State University

 

Ceremony begins at 3:00 pm

 

Schedule of Events

The ceremony is for all graduate level students from the College of Graduate Studies (includes all Masters, Specialist in Education, and Doctoral candidates).

2:15 p.m. Line up in designated area. Murphy Athletic Center. No rehearsal prior to ceremony. No late entrance will be permitted after 2:30 p.m. This policy will be strictly enforced.
3:00 p.m.
Ceremony Begins

 

 

 

Graduation List - Spring 2018

 

Spring 2018 Prospective Graduation List 

Abd El Salam, Heba M

PHD

201810

Adams, Amanda S

MS

201810

Agee, Clay Sheffied

MSN

201810

Al Hussain, Mohammed

MED

201810

Al Naji, Ahmed Saleh

MED

201810

Alamdari, Arezou

MS

201810

Albadrani, Sami Naif S

MS

201810

Albrecht, Karin Anne

MS

201810

Alford, Jessica Ruth

MED

201810

Alghamdi, Myad Saud

MED

201810

Aljudaya, Abdullah

MED

201810

Allen, Darrius W

MBA

201810

Almosnid, Nadin Marwan

PHD

201810

Almussalam, Asiel F

MED

201810

Alqadiri, Faisal

MED

201810

Alqahtani, Bashayr Hamad

MS

201810

Alqahtani, Sarah Mushabbab

MED

201810

Alqurashi, Morooj Salem

MS

201810

Alsaluli, Tirad

MED

201810

Alsehaibani, Norah Mohammed

MS

201810

Anderson, Melody Lee

MSN

201810

Anteneh, Ayehualem Dagne

MS

201810

Aragon-Murphy, Sandra Maria

GCRT

201810

Archer, Charlotte Anne

MA

201810

Ashburn, Cody Alen

MED

201810

Asumadu, Eunice

MS

201810

Atwood, Victoria

MED

201810

Aymett, Regan J

EDD

201810

Babb, Nicholas R

MED

201810

Badar, Jeanette M

MA

201810

Baer, Miles Timothy

MS

201810

Baez, Victoria Leann

MSW

201810

Ball, Bethany Kathleen

MED

201810

Banaszak, Caitlin Curcuruto

MS

201810

Batts, Alexa C

MCJ

201810

Baud, Katherine Lacey

MS

201810

Bawajeeh, Abeer Abdullah M

MED

201810

Beatrice, Megan S

MSW

201810

Beattie, Douglas Laurence

MBA

201810

Becker, Andrew Dale

MS

201810

Bell, Jamaine Marie

MED

201810

Bell, Matthew Taylor

MA

201810

Bell, Tiffany A'Shenae

MSW

201810

Bennett, Sheila D

EDD

201810

Benton, Mary Megan

EDS

201810

Berry, Jacob Chase

MS

201810

Berry, Mattthew T

MM

201810

Biddy, Kacey Jo

MS

201810


Bissell, Rachel Elizabeth

MED

201810

Black, Andrew Joseph

MA

201810

Boland, Allison Ruth

MED

201810

Booth, Matthew Lowell

PHD

201810

Borys, Josh Edward

MS

201810

Boshers, Linzy Jordan

MED

201810

Boswell, Bethany Leigh Rhodes

PHD

201810

Bouldin, Haley Lauren

MED

201810

Bowers, Brandon Leslie

MA

201810

Bowman, Ashlei Je'Nae

MSW

201810

Boyd, DeArris Armoni

MED

201810

Brewer, L Patrick

EDS

201810

Bridges, Robert Christopher

MS

201810

Bridges, Sarah Elizabeth

MSN

201810

Briseno, Saul

MA

201810

Bromley, Deanna Leigh

EDS

201810

Bronson, Gregory Webb

MA

201810

Brown, Jessica Jamila

PHD

201810

Buccellato, Patricia Deborah

MLS

201810

Bukeavich, Elizabeth R

MBA

201810

Buress, Salena Danae

EDS

201810

Burnett, George David

MA

201810

Butts, Lisa Gail

EDS

201810

Butts, Rodney Scott

EDS

201810

Caldwell, Mary B

EDS

201810

Campbell, Drew R

MED

201810

Cannon, Amanda Erlene

MED

201810

Cannon, Holly Victoria

MSN

201810

Carden, Aijahlon Briere

MSW

201810

Carlson, Bridget Anne

MA

201810

Carter, Emily Dawn

MED

201810

Carver, Torri Noel

MSW

201810

Caudill, Kristi

PHD

201810

Cheng, Qi

MACC

201810

Cherfan, Lisa Gail

MED

201810

Chessor, Dominique Nicole

MA

201810

Chunn, Stacey Lee

MA

201810

Church, Tiffany Lace

MED

201810

Cisco, Ryan W

MS

201810

Clayton, Rebecca Jayne

MA

201810

Clements, Joel S

MS

201810

Clemmons, Delia Mary Alice

EDS

201810

Colle, Syneva

MM

201810

Colquitt, Catherine Suzanne

MS

201810

Commini, Roseanna Michelle

MA

201810

Conro, Kimberli N

MS

201810

Conway, Candace Nicole

MSW

201810


Cook, Nicole Alexandrine

MA

201810

Cope, William R

MS

201810

Copeland, Natasha Alene

MED

201810

Craft, William Andrew

MS

201810

Crigler, Jacob Peyton

PHD

201810

Crow, Kristen A

MACC

201810

Cummings, Erica Faye Willis

MED

201810

Cundari, Michaela

MM

201810

Curtis, Michael A

MS

201810

Davenport, Amy Adriane

MED

201810

Davidson, Claudia

MED

201810

Davis, Brett Alan

PHD

201810

Davis, Christopher R

PHD

201810

Davis, Laura Brooke

MED

201810

Davis, Samuel Sterling

MS

201810

Davis, Thomas

EDS

201810

Dayton, Kayla Anne

MED

201810

DeWitt, Amiee Suzanne

MBA

201810

Dees, Erin Nicole

EDS

201810

Den Exter, Amber

MM

201810

Dial, Kala Rae

EDS

201810

Dixon, Troy Allen

MS

201810

Donelson, Megan S

PHD

201810

Dorsey, Jessica Claire

MBA

201810

Doss, Jenny Lynn

MBA

201810

Douglas, Taylor James

MS

201810

Duffee-Braun, Wesley Hamilton

MPS

201810

Dunn, Jacob Allen

EDS

201810

Dyar, Ashlyn Virginia

MED

201810

Dyer, Julia Butler

MED

201810

Eagle, Kristina Ann

MED

201810

Ebstein, Dana Lynn

MSW

201810

Elliott, David E

MS

201810

Elliott, Stephanie Mattox

MED

201810

Elliott, Stephanie Rene

MSW

201810

Enohtanya, Steven Same Lindi

MBA

201810

Eskridge, Matthew Charlton

MS

201810

Evans, Donald James

MS

201810

Fahmi, Zakaria

MA

201810

Fang, Ye

MS

201810

Faris, Jennifer Palmer

MS

201810

Ferrara, Amanda Lynne

MSW

201810

Ferris, Harrison Conrad

MS

201810

Fewell, Chad Kirby

MS

201810

Fields, Dominique LaRue

MS

201810

Flowers, Kelan

MED

201810

Foster, Elizabeth Ann

MA

201810


Foster, Wesley Daniel

MED

201810

Franklin, Harvie Ezell

MS

201810

Fraser, Sarah Nordquist

MED

201810

Frawley, Matthew Stephen

MBA

201810

Frazier, Zachary Dylan

MS

201810

Freeman, Joshua Adam

MS

201810

French, Holden Michael

MS

201810

Frierson, Amy Elizabeth

MSN

201810

Gain, Emily Gwen

MS

201810

Gandy, Jonathan Knight

MBA

201810

Gardner, Claire Rindell

EDS

201810

Gatson, Torren Leon

PHD

201810

George, Garri Lewis

MFA

201810

Giraldo, Nirza

MAT

201810

Gogikar, Siddhartha

MS

201810

Govindarajan, Shrilakshmi

MS

201810

Green, James Leslie

MS

201810

Greene, Leisa

EDS

201810

Griffin, James K

MA

201810

Ha, Zihan

MBA

201810

Haney, Michelle Jayne

MACC

201810

Hanson, Laura Morgan Abt

PHD

201810

Harris, Alison Marie

MED

201810

Harvey, Brittney N

MPS

201810

Harvey, Jayson Talieb

MED

201810

Harvey, Marquinta Lee

PHD

201810

Haston, Roger D

MED

201810

Hatfield, Katherine Hooper

MA

201810

Haun, Janet Lee

EDS

201810

Hawkins, Jessie

PHD

201810

Haynes, Julie K

MED

201810

Hays, Sara Elizabeth

PHD

201810

Heavrin, Jeffrey Austin

MACC

201810

Hensley, Victoria Gwynn

MA

201810

Hickman, Katelyn Elizabeth

MS

201810

Hinton, Dylan Thomas

MA

201810

Hockenberry, William George

MED

201810

Holden, Joshua Ethan

MA

201810

Holland, Kyle P

GCRT

201810

Holland, Kyle P

MFA

201810

Holt, Tabitha Denise

EDS

201810

Hoskins, Jennifer Lane

MSN

201810

Howard, Sydney Lee

MED

201810

Hurley, Catherine

MBA

201810

Hussey, Ashley Nicole

MSW

201810

Hyssong, Alexa Catherine

MED

201810

Ismail, Kavin Rashad

MACC

201810


Itani, William Chase

MBA

201810

Jackson, Daryl Elijah

MBE

201810

Jackson, Yoshiko Monet

EDS

201810

Jamerson, Shatiqua Baxter

MS

201810

Janahmadi, Iman

MACC

201810

Jeong, Mijin

MSW

201810

Jih, Tiffany

MS

201810

Jones, Caleb Lee

MED

201810

Jones, Carla Lynette

MCJ

201810

Jones, Jonathan W

MS

201810

Jordan, Frank David

MBA

201810

Jordan, Jazmin Leah

MED

201810

Kakarla, Deepa Chowdary

MS

201810

Kasprow, Sarah Elizabeth

MS

201810

Keen, Walter Louis

MS

201810

Kendrick, James D

MED

201810

Kepley, Stephan Shawn

MPS

201810

Kerr, Bryce Allen

MS

201810

Kibe-Pea, Eva W

MA

201810

Kickliter, Jennifer L

MA

201810

King, April Denise

MSW

201810

King, Pam Robertson

EDS

201810

Knowles, Ashley

MED

201810

Kushnir, Mykola

MS

201810

Kuykendall, Madeline Hamilton

MED

201810

Labban, Walaa A

MED

201810

Lamb, Mary Elizabeth

MSN

201810

Lance, Jessica Ryan

MED

201810

Lankford, Jason A

MBA

201810

Lax, Jacob B

MA

201810

Lee, Lauren Hopper

MPS

201810

Legg, Brittany Michelle

MSN

201810

Lester, Ashley Sanders

MBA

201810

Liddell, Itasca Elaine

MS

201810

Lindsey, Caleb

MS

201810

Lippe, Anthony D

EDS

201810

Listhartke, Heather Ann

MA

201810

Love, Anna Mooney

PHD

201810

Lozano Angulo, Farith Alejandro

MBA

201810

Maguigan, Megan Tyler

MED

201810

Makinde, Ayodeji Philip

MBA

201810

Marks, Kyle Copeland

MA

201810

Martin, Kimberly Weiss

EDS

201810

Martin, Meghan Nicole

MED

201810

Mashburn, Eugene J

MSW

201810

Mataya, Katherine E

MPS

201810

Mathewson, Mary Caitlin

MA

201810


Matlock, Hugh Burrum

MS

201810

Maxey, Tylar Maryssa

MED

201810

Mc Donough, Jason Dwight

EDS

201810

Mc Donough, Monica Leanne

EDS

201810

McCallie, Katharine Louise

MS

201810

McCampbell, Samantha Leigh

MPS

201810

McCord, Melissa Nichole

MA

201810

McDonald, Chelsea Megan

MED

201810

McDonald, Christine Michelle

MPS

201810

McGowan, Codi Ray

MED

201810

McIntyre, Devan Louise

MED

201810

McLeod, Taylor Carroll

MSW

201810

McMahan, Greg Thomas

MS

201810

McNamara, Elizabeth Dare

MA

201810

Mccorkle, Katie Ann

MED

201810

Meade, Robert Andrew

MED

201810

Meaderds, Cyntoria Tanay

MA

201810

Meeker, Megan E

EDS

201810

Melton, Alexandria Darnell

MSN

201810

Merryman, Mitch Carlton

MS

201810

Meyers, Taylor Lindsay

MM

201810

Mills, Amanda E

MED

201810

Mingle, April Nicole

MED

201810

Minor, Jaime Lou

MS

201810

Mohn, Jasmin Cassandra

MS

201810

Molina, Paola Alexandra

PHD

201810

Montanye, Camille Rebecca

MBA

201810

Mooneyham, Rebekah Charlene

MED

201810

Moore, Nelson Eugene

MM

201810

Moran, Sonia Marie

MBA

201810

Morissette, Elyssa Rachelle

MS

201810

Morris Tuten, Jennifer Nicole

EDS

201810

Morris, Miranda Lauren

EDS

201810

Morrissey, Robyn Reese

MPS

201810

Morrow, Hunter Douglas

MS

201810

Morton, Patricia Camlin

MSN

201810

Morton, Scott Paul

MS

201810

Moskovitz, Christian M

MBA

201810

Mosley, Shaala Louise

MBA

201810

Murry, Lindsey Rebecca

MA

201810

Mussleman, Cassidy Alexis

MED

201810

Nanney, Kathryn Michelle

MED

201810

Neeley, Nicole Jean

MM

201810

Newsom, James D

MS

201810

Nguyen, Victor Dinh

MACC

201810

Nguyen, Vu L

MS

201810

Nicholson, Audrie

MSW

201810


Nickerson, Amanda K

MA

201810

Norman, Caitlin Ione

MLS

201810

Norwood, Una Aiesha

MSW

201810

Nwobilor, Chisha Ida

MSW

201810

Oakes, William Thomas

MAT

201810

Olson, Connor Ian

MS

201810

Orbison, Emily Nadine King

MS

201810

Parham, Christopher James

MAT

201810

Parker, Damian Allen

MS

201810

Parker, Julia F

MPS

201810

Partin, Rebecca Ruth

EDS

201810

Parton, Amy Nicole

MED

201810

Pasqualini, Andrea Lindsay

MSN

201810

Patel, Chirag

MBA

201810

Paty, Michelle E

MED

201810

Paul, Julie Susanne

MED

201810

Pease, Elizabeth McLemore

MED

201810

Pegg, Alesha Michelle

MED

201810

Pendergrast, Darlene Mellissa

MED

201810

Peretti, Camilla

MS

201810

Perryman, Allison B

MSW

201810

Petersen, Joel

MED

201810

Pfeifer, Christopher Earl

MM

201810

Phillips, Amanda

MED

201810

Phillips, Victoria Lynne

MED

201810

Pierce, Wendy Lynn

MA

201810

Pierre, Joseph Ulysess

MED

201810

Pipkin, Traci Anne

MACC

201810

Poole, Virginia Ashlee

MS

201810

Potts, Amanda Wheatley

MED

201810

Prairie, Tara Marisa

PHD

201810

Pranakorn, Channarong

MS

201810

Prince, Kelly Barnes

MS

201810

Quick, Kassy LeeAnn

EDS

201810

Rains, Erin F

MSN

201810

Reaves, Ena M

MED

201810

Reed, Jamie Leighann

MACC

201810

Reed, Suzanne

EDS

201810

Reichin, Sydney Lyla

MA

201810

Ressel, Holly Danielle

MED

201810

Rhode, Kristy Dawn

MSN

201810

Rice, Robert Charles

MS

201810

Richeson, Johnathan Andrew

MM

201810

Rideout, Jennifer Lynn

PHD

201810

Riggsbee, Nathan P

MS

201810

Ring, Leanne Marie

MA

201810

Robertson, Dustin A

EDS

201810


Robinson, Emily Danae

EDS

201810

Rodden, Kachina Cheyenne

MED

201810

Rodgers, Roberta Aileen

MPS

201810

Roy, Labanyalata

MA

201810

Rutherford, Cassondra Kay

EDS

201810

Saavedra Chacon, Maria

MA

201810

Saba, Yasmin M

MS

201810

Sain, Demetrius Lamar

MS

201810

Schmitt, Joza Alzthea

MS

201810

Seay, Brian Nathan

MFA

201810

Seyfang, Emilie Renee

MA

201810

Shaiekh, Lama Tariq

MA

201810

Shehane, Caleb

MED

201810

Shintai, Mayuko

GCRT

201810

Simmons, Angela M

MED

201810

Simpson, Candace Lauren

MED

201810

Simpson, Phillip Bernard

MED

201810

Simpson, Taylor Ann

MED

201810

Singaraju, Srinivasa Srikar

MS

201810

Singley, Michaela Chandler

MACC

201810

Sircy, Linda Marie

MS

201810

Skillern, Rebecca Faye

MSN

201810

Sloan, Jenny L

MED

201810

Smith, Emily Suzanne

MS

201810

Smith, Jena Alyse

MPS

201810

Smith, Matthew Douglas

MS

201810

Smith, Ryan J

EDS

201810

Smith, Sarah Lynn

MSW

201810

Smithson, Michelle

MED

201810

Spurrill, Heather Lee

MS

201810

Stanley, Rick

MED

201810

Stansbury, Jeremy Daniel

MS

201810

Starnes, Lesley Renee

MA

201810

Stem, Dustin Randall

MED

201810

Stevenson, Amy M

MED

201810

Stinnett, Shelby R

MED

201810

Stooksberry, Bradley Keith

EDS

201810

Strode, Tony Raynard

MED

201810

Sturm, Anna Lynne

MED

201810

Sturm, Michael Taylor

MS

201810

Summers, Angela Yvette

EDS

201810

Swaroop, Sonal

MS

201810

Tate, Whitney Marie

MA

201810

Taylor, Brandon Wayne

MACC

201810

Taylor, Zachary Evan

MS

201810

Teal, Sherry Michelle

MA

201810

Teter, Jessica R

MSW

201810

Thomas, Kevin

MED

201810


Thompson, Emily Jameson

MED

201810

Thompson, Kali Kristine

MA

201810

Threet, Jacob Dale

MS

201810

Todd, Angela Fachini

PHD

201810

Turnquest, Olrica Wynona

MA

201810

Underland, William Travis

MA

201810

Underwood, Stephanie Shay

MS

201810

Vaddi, Ebinesh Ambedkar

MS

201810

Vest, Jessica G

MA

201810

Vidrine, Alyssa Rhea

MED

201810

Vushagoni, Vinay Kumar

MS

201810

Wagener, Bishop Paul

MS

201810

Walker, Ava Kathryn

EDS

201810

Washington, Constance Harris

MED

201810

Weaver, Lindsey Pierce

MED

201810

Welch, Meagan B

MED

201810

Whitaker, Brandyn Ryan

MA

201810

White, Courtney Elizabeth

MED

201810

Wiggins, Andre Dewayne

MA

201810

Williams, Joby Therese

MED

201810

Williams, Nicole Suzanne

MED

201810

Williams, Rebecca A

MED

201810

Williams, Robert Jason

MBA

201810

Williamson, Anthony

MED

201810

Wilson, Scott Edward

MED

201810

Winkowski, Robin L

MM

201810

Winters, Taylor Anne

MAT

201810

Woodroof, William Cory

MS

201810

Wright, Melanie D

MED

201810

Xu, Honglan

MS

201810

Xu, Shuzhe

MS

201810

Yakubu, Abdul Mujeed

MS

201810

Yazenok, Yulia Volodymyrivna

MS

201810

York, Evan Ryan

MED

201810

Yousef, Doaa Hashim

MED

201810

Zhang, Miriam Meigong

MACC

201810

Zhou, Jie

MED

201810

 

Diploma Name and Diploma Address Confirmation

A graduation information link is available in your PipelineMT account. Log into your PipelineMT: Registration & Student Records Left Menu: Academic Records box: click Prior College and Graduation Information link.

Your name as it will be printed on your diploma can be seen in the box titled Graduation. Your diploma name is the name you had on file in the MTSU system at the time you submitted your Intent to Graduate form. If your diploma name needs to be changed, please refer to #20 below. All diploma name changes for graduate students must be submitted by March 9, 2018. There will be a $10.00 charge to change your name on your diploma, once the diplomas have been printed.

You must review and verify your diploma mailing address at the above graduation information link. Your diploma address is the address you listed on your Intent to Graduate form. A diploma mailing address change can only be made by emailing records@mtsu.edu from your mtmail indicating "diploma" address. All diploma mailing address changes must be submitted by May 4, 2018. There will be a $10.00 charge to re-issue your diploma if the diploma address was not updated by May 4, 2018 and subsequently mailed to your listed diploma address.

Diploma

All diplomas will be mailed to May graduates beginning Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to the diploma address that displays on your PipelineMT: Registration & Student Records Left Menu: Academic Records box: click Prior College and Graduation Information link. There is no pick-up option. Please allow 14 business days for U.S.P.S. delivery within the continental U.S. Graduates with an international address may choose to individually pay to have the diploma and/or transcripts mailed using eShipGlobal. The graduate diploma 11" by 14" and will only have your degree information printed on it. Majors, concentrations, and minors are not printed on the diploma.

Transcripts

Since degrees are not awarded until after the spring 2018 grades due date and the graduation analysts have reviewed each candidate, transcripts for verified May graduates will not be available until Thursday, May 10, 2018. Candidates may complete and submit a transcript request: www.mtsu.edu/transcripts by email to records@mtsu.edu or in person to the MT One Stop and indicate "hold for degree" prior to the end of the spring semester.

Commencement

There will be one graduation ceremony scheduled on Friday, May 4, 2018, in Murphy Center for The College of Graduate Studies. A chart of Murphy Center seating can be seen at http://www.mtsu.edu/grades-and-transcripts/docs/mcmap.pdf.

  • The ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m. for all graduate level students from the College of Graduate Studies (includes all Masters, Specialist in Education, and Doctoral candidates). Participants will need to be in their appropriate place in line by 2:15 p.m. to receive their name cards and instructions. No late entrance will be permitted after 2:30 p.m. This policy will be strictly enforced.

The success of the program depends upon your knowing what to do. The graduate line of march will be available two days prior to the ceremony. Be sure to make a note of your gym, row number, and person. When you enter Murphy Center at one of the entrances to the ground floor, proceed directly to the correct gym. The line of march will also be posted on the wall by the two gyms with candidates listed alphabetically using the diploma name. There is NO REHEARSAL.

All graduates should make arrangements to meet their families either on the track level or outside Murphy Center. No one other than the degree candidates will be allowed on the lower concourse of Murphy Center.

Attendance


The ceremony lasts approximately 2 hours. As it is very disrespectful to leave before the ceremony has ended, students who plan on participating in the ceremony are required to stay for the entire time. No participant will be allowed to leave until the ceremony is over. If you are planning celebration activities, please be aware of this time commitment. Participation in commencement does not confirm the awarding of a degree. Do not cite the fact that you participated in the ceremony as evidence that you graduated.

In Absentia Status


Please submit the In Absentia form on-line http://www.mtsu.edu/resources/students/absentia.php or email records@mtsu.edu by April 20, 2018, if you do not plan on attending graduation. If you do not attend graduation, your name will not be read.

Caps/Gowns


The cost of the cap and gown is included in the campus access fee paid at the time of registration. There is no additional charge. CGS graduation regalia will only be available for pick-up at the Phillips Bookstore in the Student Union on the following dates and times: Friday, April 27th from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 30th through Thursday, May 3th from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Friday, May 4th from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Participants must make arrangements to pick up their regalia during these dates and times as regalia will not be mailed or shipped. Caps and gowns will not be available after the scheduled pick-up times. Replacement regalia will be available at Murphy Center on the day of graduation. If you participate in the graduation ceremony, you must wear regalia. Graduates who are in the military may wear their uniforms in lieu of the academic cap and gown. If you have any questions about caps and gowns, please contact Melisa Warner at Phillips Bookstore at (615) 898-2702 or at melisa.warner@mtsu.edu.

Master/EDS graduates please make sure to ask the Bookstore or read the instructions that come with your stole and try it on so that you will know how to put it on correctly BEFORE coming to graduation.

Dress


Commencement is a major milestone in your life. Please treat this occasion with the respect it deserves by dressing appropriately. Caps, if decorated, must be tasteful, cannot include lights, and décor can be no more than 1 inch in height. Appropriateness will be determined by staff. Non-compliant caps will have décor removed prior to the commencement ceremony.

Purses, Keys, Backpacks, Cell Phones


We recommend you bring no valuables with you to your designated gym. Large purses will not be allowed on the Arena floor. Small purses are allowed under your gown. If you are unable to leave your personal property locked in your car or with family or friends, the gym doors will be locked and will not be unlocked until after program concludes. The University cannot be responsible for valuables left in the gyms.

Behavior


People under the influence of alcohol are subject to being removed from the line of march. Use of cell phones during the ceremony will not be allowed. Use of air horns or other such devices by students or guests is prohibited and will be confiscated if brought into Murphy Center.

Special Facilities


Any graduating student requesting seat placement accommodations to participate in the ceremony should contact the Record’s Office at records@mtsu.edu or at (615) 898-5170 by April 13, 2018.

Honors


Latin honors are only available for undergraduate degree candidates.

Photographs


Arrangements have been made by the Office of News and Public Affairs to have a professional photographer take a picture of each graduate as they cross the stage to shake hands with the President. A small color proof will be sent to you at no charge or obligation, along with information regarding enlargements. Classic Photography can be contacted at www.gradimages.com or at (800) 261-2576.

Guests


Tickets for guests are NOT required. The Murphy Center will open one hour before the ceremony begins. Questions concerning parking or other special facilities for family members or guests should be directed to Murphy Center, (615) 898-2752, or go to http://www.mtsu.edu/parking/documents/parking-map.pdf to view a campus map showing disabled parking areas. For visitors that park in the Greenland parking lot, there is a station that will transport people with mobility issues to Murphy Center in golf carts. When pulling into the Greenland lot, ask the police officer for directions to the station.

Remote Viewing


The commencement ceremony will be available for viewing on the Internet for those who are unable to attend in person. Go to the MTSU home page at http://www.mtsunews.com/graduation-info for more details on accessing the Webcast on the day of graduation.

Coursework Completion


Graduate degree candidates must complete all coursework by 10:00 p.m. on May 3, 2018, and all incompletes must be removed by April 26, 2018.

Career Development Center


Services are available to students and alumni, which include Lightning JobSource (online profile, career listings, applications, schedule on-campus interviews, calendar of special events), college-specific career development, career fairs, and other special events. Please go to http://www.mtsu.edu/career for more information and services as well as to contact your career coordinator.

Licensures


Students desiring initial teaching certificates (who are not enrolled in student teaching) or who are adding endorsements need to contact the Teacher Licensure Office, COE Rm. 214, (615) 904-8001, after grades have been posted.

Outstanding University Debt


Chapter 654 of the Public Acts of 1976 prohibits state institutions of higher education from issuing diplomas, certificates of credit, or grade reports to any student unless the student has satisfied all debts or obligations owed to the institution. If you have parking tickets or other outstanding debts, please clear these with the Business Office by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018. Payments by credit card can be made online through your PipelineMT account or in person at the Business Office cashier windows are located in the Student Services and Admissions Center, 2nd floor.

Diploma Name Change Process


You do NOT have to submit legal documentation if you are simply changing an existing middle name to an initial or removing a middle or maiden name from your diploma name. For this type of diploma name change, you can email records@mtsu.edu.

If you need to change your diploma name (for example, add a middle name, change a last name, etc.), please send an email to records@mtsu.edu and attach legal documentation which must show your name exactly as you are requesting it to be printed for the diploma. Legal documentation may include driver’s license, social security card (all but last four digits blacked out), marriage certificate, birth certificate, divorce decree, passport, court-ordered document, permanent resident card, or naturalization papers. If you want this name change to be made within the MTSU system, you must include a name change form, http://www.mtsu.edu/one-stop/docs/namechange.pdf, along with the documentation and scan and email to records@mtsu.edu or fax to 615/898-5538. The form must indicate diploma name change is also requested. When a diploma name change has been made you will receive an email requesting you to verify your diploma name change on PipelineMT: Registration & Student Records Left Menu: Academic Records box: click Prior College and Graduation Information link.

If you are an International Student only International Affairs may change your system name. If International Affairs makes a change to your system name you must then notify records@mtsu.edu to update your diploma name by the deadline.

 

It is expected that during the spring 2018 semester all pending May graduates will regularly check their MTSU email for important graduation and commencement information sent from records@mtsu.edu.