Commencement Office
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Commencement Office

Sunday, December 14, 2014

1:00 p.m. (College of Arts & Sciences, College of Communication and Fine Arts, University College, Law and Doctoral Hooding for these colleges). Arrive by 12 noon. FedEXForum 

5:00 p.m.(Fogelman College of Business & Economics, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, Herff College of Engineering, Loewenberg School of Nursing, School of Public Health,Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management and Doctoral Hooding for these colleges/schools). Arrive by 4 p.m. FedEXFORUM


Cap and Gown Distribution Dates, Times & More Ceremonial Information

Cap and Gown Distribution

Thursday, December 11, 2014

8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

University Center (Ballroom/3rd floor)

Friday, December 12, 2014

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

University Center (Ballroom/3rd Floor)

Visit with your Pronouncer 
  • Mr. Jacob Allen & Sciences, Communication and Fine Arts, Education, Nursing
  • Ms. Anita Jo Lenhart -Doctoral, Law, University College, Kemmons Wilson, Business, Engineering and Public Health
  • Meet a pronouncer to go over your name, if you like, during cap and gown distribution on Thursday, December 11, 20148:30 a.m.-2 p.m.



  • Before arriving to Distribution, complete the Non-Attendance/Attendance Form. Bring proof of your completion to cap and gown distribution. You cannot participate without filing out this last form.
    • If you have not completed this form, including the survey, you need to do this in order to participate and pick up your cap and gown.


  • During Cap and Gown Distribution, you will receive,
    • Mortarboard (Cap) with tassel
    • Gown, including a Hood for Doctoral, Law, Master and Specialist's degrees only
    • Pronouncer Card

  • You must bring all the above items with you to Commencement day! Don't leave these items behind. Safety pins, for hoods and hair pins for caps are also a good idea to have on hand graduation day.

  • Undergraduate Honor Cords will be distributed on Commencement Day. 
  • The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours long. You must stay for the full duration.
  •  We stream all of our Commencements live. Check it out at


  • Arrive 1 hour prior to your ceremony and make your way down to the Event Level, where you will line up with your respective College (please follow the signage). Your College Faculty and Student Marshals will assist you with lining up within your degree program, and you should have a number on your Pronouncer Card indicating your place in line.  Your Marshals will provide you with further instructions on the procession, as well as provide earned Honor Cords (Undergraduates ONLY). Leave personal belongings with family or friends. We cannot hold items and would not suggest you leave them unattended.  You must bring cash to pay for parking.

Commencement Office Staff Photo

Location and Parking Details

Located in Downtown Memphis, TN 191 Beale Street, 38103
Directions: Printable Directions
Parking is available in the FedExForum Garage for a charge of $5.00 per vehicle for the event. Please allow ample time to find the Arena and wait in line to enter the parking garage. For more information on different parking options, please click HERE.

For more information about the Do's and Don'ts and to ensure everyone has a special day, visit and select, Graduation Day!


101 Brister Hall
Memphis, Tennessee 38152
Phone: (901) 678-5547
Fax: (901) 678-4928
All information regarding Commencement is online. Please check your Memphis e-mail for further details.

Class of 2014,

Get Social! #memphisgrad

  • Celebrate and share your tweets, photos, and videos with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram using #memphisgrad & YouTube!
  • During the week of Commencement, we are going to be trending #memphisgrad all week and especially on Commencement day. Join in on the fun! Celebrate with us as we celebrate you and all of your awesome achievement.
  • TOM III (our beautiful Bronze Tiger, outside of the University Center) will be dressed and ready to help you celebrate the week of Commencement. Take photos and upload them. Be sure to #memphisgrad so we can like them and share them too!
  • We stream all of our Commencement's live, so visit us at our live site 
  •  Pouncer says: "Happy Graduation" Check out Pouncer's Lesson on How to make Your Commencement Tigerrific


The Commencement Office
101 Brister Hall
Phone: 901/678-5547
Fax: 901/678-4928

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