Registrar Commencement


EXPERIENCE GRADUATION premiered Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at:
Additional information and links at:
What is Experience Graduation?  It is a virtual ceremony celebrating the May 16, 2020 graduating class which MSU has produced since an in-person ceremony was not possible at this time.
Congratulations to the May 2020 MSU graduating class!   


May 2020 graduation candidates:

(See below from University President, Dr. Shipley, sent 5/1/2020)

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.


Dr. Suzanne Shipley
MSU Texas President



Conferral Date and Diplomas: May 2020 candidates who successfully complete graduation requirements for May 2020, will have their degrees conferred as of May 16, 2020, (even though there is no ceremony on that date).  If all degree requirements are completed and all financial, academic, and financial aid obligations are met, diplomas will begin being mailed around June 8, 2020.  (Students who initially marked that they would pick up their diplomas have been notified by email of the change for mailing.)  Students who did not complete degree requirements will be notified by letter and email.

If you have questions about your diploma and completion requirements, please email

(Note: August graduation candidates will be invited to attend the December commencement ceremony, as usual.)

Thank you.