Invitations and Rings 


Invitations are not required for participation in Commencement. If you wish to purchase invitations, they are available at:

  • University Store (generic invitations only), 901.678.2011
  • Balfour
  • Jostens

You may choose from two styles, personalized or standard. Invitations need to be ordered 3 weeks in advance.

College Rings - Jewelry and Mementos

Class rings and other jewelry items are available from Balfour and Jostens. Balfour products are available at the University Store. Look for notices around campus to find out when company representatives will be on campus. Check their websites for further information.

Inviting Parents to Commencement (International Travel)

If a student is trying to obtain a letter from the University that states she is graduating this semester and plans to attend Commencement and wants to invited parents and families who live internationally, please contact one of the following below. We, as the Commencement Office, cannot write letters per legal, it must come from one of the following offices: 

  • Letter of Invitation for Graduation/Visit for F-1 visa holders who wish to invite friends and family to the United States for graduation or a visit must complete this form.  https://www.memphis.edu/iss/current_international_students/letter_request.php.
    • Click on letter request invitation. The Commencement Office is not permitted to write such letters.
  • If you are not an F-1 Visa Holder and wish to invite friends and family outside of the United States for graduation, you should contact one of the following offices to assist (The Commencement Office is not permitted to write such letters):