Pomp and Circumstance
It's the big day. A feeling unlike any other, and here in the the Commencement Office
we share your excitement. Our office has been celebrating graduation ceremonies and
convocations since 1912. In the months leading up to graduation, look for important
communication messages arriving from us to you via your UofM email. We recommend checking
your email regularly so you do not miss a single step in the Four-Steps to Graduation process. If you are eager to learn more Commencement details, click through our website.
If you have a question or concern you want to share in person, we are located in 101
SATURDAY, May 7, 2016
College of Arts & Sciences, Communication and Fine Arts, and University College and
Doctoral Candidates for these colleges.
Fogelman College of Business and Economics, Kemmons Wilson of Hospitality and Resort
Management, College of Education, School of Health Studies (NEW School), Herff College
of Engineering, Loewenberg College of Nursing, School of Public Health and School
of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Doctoral Candidates for these colleges
Backup Date: SUNDAY, May 8, 2016 at 12:00 PM and 4:30 PM. Read more in our News Section. IMPORTANT: Possible Date Change. Please tell families and friends about this possible
date change and to hold the entire weekend for your graduation.
Cap and gown distribution
Thursday, May 5, 2016
- Arrive ONE hour prior to the event start for lineup.
- Event will be held at the FedExForum (see below for Security information). No tickets
are required. Bring ONLY necessary items. Avoid items you don't need.
8:30 AM-6:00 PM
UC Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Friday, May 6, 2016
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
UC Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Security at the FedExForum
Walk-through magnetometers were installed at FedExForum under the premise of being
used at all Memphis Grizzlies games, as per an NBA mandate conceptualized this summer
during league security meetings. The magnetometers have become an industry standard
across MLB, NHL and NFL venues and their use will now be mandatory for every FedExForum
event in order to improve fan safety and guest experience, a shared goal between FedExForum,
the University of Memphis and touring production companies.
To ensure your Commencement ceremony is enjoyable for you and your guests, please
note the following:
• Guests are advised to bring ONLY necessary items to the FedExForum during events,
concerts and games.
• Separate express lanes will be available for guests in the Grand Lobby without bags
to be inspected.
• Guests will not need to remove their hats, shoes, belts, watches or jewelry as with
airport security. Instead, guests will have to
place their cell phones, cameras and keys on a security table prior to walking through
the metal detector.
• Expectant mothers, those with pacemakers and ADA guests are not subject to the magnetometers
and will instead be screened through handheld devices.
Show an electronic copy (via phone) or hard copy (printed, if preferred) of Step 4:
Required Graduation Form Submission (The Attendance/Non-Attendance Form). THIS IS THE CONFIRMATION PAGE YOU RECEIVED ONCE YOU SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED THE FORM.