One month until commencement

Story by Destinee Marking, Staff writer

Murray State’s commencement ceremony will soon be taking place and will honor students who have completed their degrees.

Graduation day is Saturday, May 13, and the ceremony begins at 9 a.m. at the CFSB Center.

According to Murray State’s commencement website, “The Commencement Exercises and Investiture Ceremony is a long-standing tradition at Murray State University and represents a time of dignity and decorum.”

Murray State’s website provides all the details that are important to graduates and their families planning to attend.


An admission ticket is required for each individual planning to attend. Graduating seniors don’t need a ticket, but each senior was eligible to request up to eight guest tickets. To print their tickets, seniors must use their My Murray State Tickets account. Seniors who do not yet have a My Murray State Tickets account set up click here.


On the day of the ceremony, the Roy Stewart Stadium parking lot will be available. This lot is east of the CFSB Center and off of Highway 641. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., shuttle buses will transport guests from the parking lot to the CFSB Center. For those with accessibility needs, the parking lot off of Gilbert Graves Drive will be available.


Doors will open one hour before the ceremony begins at 8 a.m. for guests to take their seats. All guests entering the venue will be visually observed by security personnel. Items such as weapons, backpacks, signs and banners, noise-making devices and laser pointers are not allowed in the CFSB Center. Once in the venue, all seating is general admission.

Commencement is an established tradition at Murray State and a lot of work goes into honoring the students’ achievements.

“It’s the completion of a journey that deserves to be recognized to the fullest,” said Shawn Touney, director of communication. “Months of planning and execution by many people is involved, in order to make the ceremony the successful event it is for those in attendance.”

The ceremony will live stream here.