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Students at graduation in caps and gowns.

Welcome to Middle Georgia State University’s Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement. 2020 graduates have perservered through a year like no other to achieve your degree. Congratulations, and Go Knights!

2020 Virtual Commencement

The timeline at the bottom of the video will allow graduates and their friends and families to navigate to specific moments from the ceremony. Below is a list of time stamps for your convenience, or using the times below as a reference, drag along the timeline to select a section for viewing.

You can also view the Dec. 2020 Graduation Celebration directly on YouTube at


0:00 Opening
0:35 Welcome Dr. Debra Holmes Matthews
2:29 National Anthem Katherine Carter
4:02 Presidential Remarks President Christopher Blake Ph.D.
9:32 Presidential's Scholar Koralina Philmon
11:17 Message from the Deans of MGA
16:58 Processional of Names
17:22 School of Arts & Letters
27:42 School of Aviation
40:56 School of Business
1:03:22 School of Computing
1:24:47 School of Education & Behavioral Sciences
1:50:50 School of Health & Natural Sciences
2:28:09 Conferring of Degrees President Christopher Blake Ph.D.
2:29:14 Alma Mater MGA Chamber Singers
2:30:17 Closing

Download the 2020 Virtual Commencement Program

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A Message from the President,

What a remarkable year this has been. By now, even just saying the numbers “2020” serves as a convenient shorthand for plans that have gone awry and for unexpected hurdles encountered. But when you look back on 2020, I hope that it is not only the plans gone awry that you remember – rather, that you remember goals that you have achieved. I hope that it isn’t only the hurdles that you remember – rather, that you remember the grace and aplomb with which you have cleared them. In doing this you today have achieved what we challenged you to do at the start of your college career – to FIND YOUR GREATNESS!

It was my most fervent hope that we could be together to celebrate your remarkable accomplishment. I am truly sorry that our circumstances prevent us from being together in person as a community of scholars who celebrate your graduation.

And while the continuing state of our world’s health crisis has made that impossible, I cannot impress upon you enough my pride in and my admiration for you – our 2020 graduates – for your success in navigating this wholly-new world to accomplish something you set out to do long before anyone, anywhere had ever heard of COVID-19.

As we celebrate this year’s Commencement, and as you proceed on to festive – and safe – celebrations with your friends and family, never forget that no matter where you go, you will always be our alumni.  You will always have a home at Middle Georgia State. And we will always take pride in your success. You truly are bringing greatness to our world in all your endeavors.


Christopher Blake, Ph.D.
President of Middle Georgia State University

Digital Celebration Kit

To help you celebrate your amazing accomplishments, here are downloads for you to use digitally or in print. From Facebook friendly images to banners, you  can share your success on social media or use these images to have your own items printed/created.

If you are sharing on social media, use the hashtags #MGAgrad and #Knighted2020 so that we can find you.  Congratulations, graduates! YOU MADE IT!

Links to the full template lists:

Yard Signs yard sign templates

Facebook Covers Facebook cover templates

Banners banner templates

On behalf of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, congratulations!

Duke Knight says congrats grads

Your hard work, all-nighters, and constant multi-tasking paid off! You have persevered through these challenging times, and it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our Alumni Association.

We will continue to help build and strengthen our beloved Middle Georgia State University. To that end, we invite you to help us take the next step by remaining involved in the life of the University. Together we can have an immediate impact upon the success of our alma mater, its current students and our alumni community in many ways.

The Office of Alumni Affairs and the Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes your involvement and participation. Again, congratulations!

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