Commencement Office
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Commencement Office

We are thrilled to share in this special day with you, your families and friends. We will communicate with you via your Memphis email several months before your graduation day. Please monitor your email regularly so you do not miss one single step of your Four-Step process towards completion. For more information regarding more Commencement details, see links.  

Saturday, May 9, 2015*

10:00 a.m.*

FedExForum (191 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103)

College of Arts & Sciences, College of Communication and Fine Arts, University College and the Doctoral degrees for these colleges. Doors open and graduates must arrive AT 9:00 a.m. Plan for the event to last two hours. You must stay for the duration. 

Saturday May 9, 2015*

2:30 p.m.*

FedExForum (191 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103)

Fogelman College of Business & Economics, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, Herff College of Engineering, Loewenberg School of Nursing, School of Public Health, Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Doctoral degrees for these colleges and schools. Doors open and graduates must arrive AT 1:30 p.m. Plan for the event to last two hours. You must stay for the duration.  

IMPORTANT: Backup Date and Time***

If the NBA decides the Grizzlies Basketball Team will play on the 9 of May, the Main Commencement Events will move to SUNDAY, May 10, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. All announcements will be emailed to graduating students, posted online and IMMEDIATELY placed on our Social Mediums (Please follow us so you do not miss any important information). Read Special News. Plan for Commencement Weekend and ask families and friends to do the same. 

  • May 2015 graduating students: Complete the REQUIRED Non-Attendance/Attendance Form in February. Watch your Memphis emails for further instructions. 

Cap and Gown Distribution Days & Times 

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom located on the third floor of the University Center on the main campus.

Friday, May 8, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom located on the third floor of the University Center on the main campus. 

  • Caps and gowns cannot be decorated or altered. These are rentals and everything BUT the tassel must be returned after Commencement day use. Diplomas may be held and/or you may be subject to a fine. 

Accommodations, Seating, Tickets and Personal Belongings

Seating at Commencement is General Seating (except for preferred seating and handicap seating). No tickets are required for your graduation. It is open to the public and a free event. 

For more information about disabled seating, email us at commencement@memphis.edu and visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueinfo/222094/

Arrive 1 hour prior to your ceremony and make your way down to the Event Level, where you will line up with your respective College (please follow the signage). Your College Faculty and Student Marshals will assist you with lining up within your degree program, and you should have a number on your Pronouncer Card indicating your place in line.  Your Marshals will provide you with further instructions on the procession, as well as provide earned Honor Cords (Undergraduates ONLY). Leave personal belongings with family or friends. We cannot hold items and would not suggest you leave them unattended.  You must bring cash to pay for parking.

 Parking 

Parking is available in the FedExForum Garage for a charge of $5.00 per vehicle for the event. Please allow ample time to find the Arena and wait in line to enter the parking garage. For more information on different parking options, please click HERE.

For more information about specific questions and greater detail, visit the links to the left of the page or send us an email. 

We stream all of our Commencements live!

www.memphis.edu/commencement/live.

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Commencement will be held on

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 5 p.m. at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts 

Commencement Office Staff Photo

101 Brister Hall
Memphis, Tennessee 38152
Phone: (901) 678-5547
Fax: (901) 678-4928
E-mail: commencement@memphis.edu
 
All information regarding Commencement is online.
Please check your Memphis e-mail for further details.
 

 

The Commencement Office
101 Brister Hall
Phone: 901/678-5547
E-mail: commencement@memphis.edu
Fax: 901/678-4928

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