Parents of Graduating Seniors

Congratulations on your student’s upcoming graduation from The University of Memphis! Below you will find important information pertaining to the graduation process.

Filing for Graduation

Students are required to file for graduation prior to their final semester at the University to ensure that all requirements have been fulfilled.  Students should consult with their college to find out what materials need to be submitted and by when to file for graduation. For more information, visit Prerequisites to Apply to Graduate.


Commencement Dates and Times

Students should arrive with cap, gown (hood, if included) pronouncer card, which will be provided during cap and gown distribution.

Plan for the ceremony to last 2 hours. Doors open one hour prior to the ceremony for guests and graduating students.

For more information, visit the Commencement.

Invitations and Diploma Frames:

The University Bookstore has a selection of graduation announcements and beautiful frames for the graduate. For more information, visit the Bookstore.

For information on visiting Memphis, please see Visiting Campus.

Career Services

As students prepare for graduation, many will be looking for employment.  The Career Services office offers a variety of services to our students and alumni as they prepare for the job world.  For more information, visit the Career Services.

Alumni Association

As your student prepares to graduate, we encourage them to stay connected to the University through the Alumni Association.  Alumni have the chance to attend events, participate in activities, and give back to the University.  For more information, visit the Alumni Association website.