Registrar Commencement
 
 May 2021 Graduation

Dear MSU Class of May 2021:

Congratulations! The MSU Administration and Office of the Registrar are working together to plan an in-person commencement ceremony celebrating your accomplishments.  To that end, we ask for your cooperation with the required health and safety protocols that will be put in place.  Below are outlined plans as they currently stand.  Please refer back to this webpage as updates or changes are likely, due to the ever-changing nature of the pandemic and how it is managed.

 

Please note:  REGARDLESS OF THE DATE OF YOUR CEREMONY, YOUR OFFICIAL GRADUATION DATE ON YOUR DIPLOMA WILL BE MAY 1, 2021.

Master’s Degree Candidates – will have a ceremony at 6:00 p.m., FRIDAY, April 30, in D.L. Ligon Coliseum on the Midwestern State University campus.  Graduates, faculty, guests, and all participants will be required to wear face coverings.  More details will be forthcoming to the Master’s degree candidates via the preferred email on file. 

Graduation candidates ONLY will be permitted to enter the Southwest doors (tennis court side, doors nearest Midwestern Parkway) to be checked in at the small Don Flatt Gymnasium at the far south end of building for the processional.  Participating FACULTY only, will be permitted to enter the Northwest door (tennis court side nearest the weight training room entry) for lining up for the processional.  Each graduation candidate will receive 5 tickets for guests which they are allowed to invite to the ceremony.  The seats will be assigned in a socially distanced manner, and cooperation with this is required.  All graduates, faculty, and guests are required to maintain social distancing at any time a line is queued up for entering or exiting the coliseum.  Participants who do not abide by the required safety protocols will not be permitted to remain or participate.  The clear bag requirement remains in effect for all guests.

 

Bachelor’s Degree Candidates – will have a ceremony at 10:00 a.m., SATURDAY, May 1, at the Kay Yeager Coliseum, 1000 5th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas.  All graduates, faculty, guests, and participants will be required to wear face coverings.  More details will be forthcoming to the Bachelor’s degree candidates via the preferred email on file. 

Graduation candidates ONLY will be permitted to enter the Ray Clymer Exhibit MPEC building to check in for lining up for the processional.  Families and others will not be permitted to que up or gather in the plaza of flags as a requirement of social distancing.  Participating FACULTY only, will be permitted to enter their designated doorway for lining up in the MPEC Hallway for the processional.  Each graduation candidate will receive 5 tickets for guests which they are allowed to invite to the ceremony.  The seats will be assigned in a socially distanced manner, and cooperation with this is required.  All graduates, faculty, and guests are required to maintain social distancing at any time a line is queued up for entering or exiting the coliseum.  Participants who do not abide by the required safety protocols will not be permitted to remain or participate. The clear bag requirement remains in effect for all guests.

 

EMAIL RSVPis required for each candidate.  WATCH your preferred email, spam filter, and junk mail, in case it were to land there.  RSVP emails are projected to go out March 4.   It is very important that you adhere to deadlines so that planning can move forward.  The RSVP email will give instructions for any special information we may need to know about graduation candidates or their guests.  You MUST RSVP by April 1 to participate or receive guest tickets.  The RSVP email will also give the option to indicate if you wish to graduate in absentia, as you will not be required if you have health and safety concerns, or other conflicts.

If you will not need tickets for guests, you will be able to report that on the RSVP.

Streaming – the events will be streamed – watch this webpage for links and updates.

Professional photographer – will take the official graduation photo of the graduate on stage with the President.

We are proud of the perseverance you have demonstrated to reach this important milestone and we hope you will join us in making this a safe celebration.

Stay safe and well Mustangs!

(last updated 2/25/2021)

 


August 2020 Graduates and December 2020 Graduation Candidates -- Virtual Graduation Video:

Virtual Ceremony URL:  https://virtualgrad.marchingorder.com/msutexas/97/i