STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Mississippi State University will hold in-person graduation this spring on the Starkville and Meridian campuses.
The University made the announcement this morning.
The Starkville campus will have four ceremonies, two each on April 29 and 30 in Humphrey Coliseum.
MSU-Meridian will celebrate commencement on May 3 at the MSU Riley Center.
Multiple viewing options will be available for those who wish to watch these events remotely.
MSU will require masks for anyone attending including graduates, guests and university employees.
Sanitizing stations will be available, and special seating and distancing protocols will be in place.
The school is limiting attendance on April 29 and 30 in Starkville will be limited to four guests per graduate.
The Athletic Ticket Office will provide electronic ticketing for contactless entry. Tickets will be distributed in early April.
Each ceremony at Humphrey Coliseum will honor 600-750 graduates and have a guest capacity of approximately 3,000.
The Hump under normal conditions seats more than 10,000.
The school said constant custodial sanitation will take place before, during and after all ceremonies with intense focus on cleaning restrooms, entryways and other high-touch areas.
Starkville campus ceremony times include:
—8:30 a.m. (Doors open at 7 a.m.): College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduates only)
—1:30 p.m. (Doors open at noon): College of Education and College of Business (undergraduates only); and ACCESS Program
—8:30 a.m. (Doors open at 7 a.m.): All graduate students (master’s, doctoral, specialist);
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
—1:30 p.m. (Doors open at noon): Bagley College of Engineering; College of Architecture, Art and Design; College of Veterinary Medicine; College of Forest Resources; Academic Affairs (undergraduates only for all)
Meridian campus commencement at the MSU Riley Center will be held May 3.
MSU-Meridian information can be found at meridian.msstate.edu.
MSU President Mark E. Keenum will give the Starkville commencement address.