Do's and Don'ts

This is Memphis. And Memphians love their Tigers. We welcome praise for our graduates, but ask that you keep your applause and cheering brief and appropriate. No excessive cheering, barking, yelling or other rowdy behavior. We know you are proud of your graduate, but getting carried away will lengthen the ceremony, can prevent other families from hearing their student's name called and are in violation of our rules. Any guests who violate this may be asked to leave the ceremony.

Prohibited items

Please comply with the following rules regarding Commencement. This will help make the ceremony enjoyable for all. The following items are not allowed and violate the policy of the facility:

  • No helium balloons
  • No outside food or beverages. No air horns, cowbells or noisemakers
    • Water is sold at any open concession stand at the FedExForum, during the event. 
  • No beach balls
  • No silly string
  • No extremely large signs that block other guest viewing

These items will be confiscated and will NOT be returned.