Students celebrating at graduation

Undergraduate Students

Firm Deadlines For Applying for Graduation for Undergraduate Students (Bachelors degrees)

Graduation Class Deadline for Applying
Fall 2023 (December 2023) July 5, 2023
Spring 2024 (May 2024) November 8, 2023

How to Apply

The graduation application can be access through the portal, MyMemphis, by selecting the My Degree tab and navigating to the Commencement and graduation channel. Then, follow the following steps.

  • Step; 1: Prerequisites for applying
  • Step 2: Apply to graduate
    • View your application
  • Step 3: Diploma Mailing/Cap and Gown Order form
    • NOTE: You will be required to complete your cap and gown measurements. Therefore, you need to know your height (feet and inches); weight and head size.
    • HINT: Please gather this information before completing the form.
  • Step 4: Attendance Card
    • You will receive an email from the Commencement Office during your final semester.

Alumni Association

All graduates receive a complimentary annual membership to the University of Memphis Alumni Association. Application is available through myMemphis

Additional Information

For more information about graduation, please visit the following link: memphis.edu/commencement/graduates/index.php>.

For questions regarding graduation, please contact Ms. Mary Lanier at mlanier@memphis.edu.

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Graduate Students

Deadlines December 2023 Graduation May 2024 Graduation
Last day to "Apply to Graduate" in MyMemphis Portal September 1, 2023 February 3, 2024
Last day to submit Master's, Doctoral, and/or Graduate Certificate Candidacy Form to the Graduation Analyst September 1, 2023 February 3, 2024
Last day to upload defended and corrected thesis or dissertation PDF to ProQuest for review along with required documents to the Graduation Analyst November 1, 2023 March 31, 2024
Last day for all academic departments to submit comprehensive exam results. Doctoral exams are due one week after grading. November 17, 2023 April 7, 2024