Spring 2020 Commencement Update

Dear Mustangs,

Congratulations to each of you as you near completion of the semester. I am proud of the resolve and strength of our Mustangs family, especially in the weeks following Spring Break. 

For many of you, the close of this semester will bring about the completion of your degree. I want to congratulate each of you on this milestone in your academic journey. 

Your safety continues to be our number one priority. As we continue to receive information regarding how we safely return to our daily lives, it appears that a rapid rollout of gatherings of large groups is unlikely for our previously planned commencement ceremony on August 1.

However, it is important to celebrate your accomplishments. Plans for a virtual celebration this May are in development. Additionally, we want to extend an invitation to our May 2020 graduates to participate in a separate December 2020 commencement ceremony. Please continue to monitor your email as we finalize the details of these events.

Again, congratulations to each of you. You will soon join the proud alumni network of MSU Texas.


Suzanne Shipley, Ph.D.