Commencement Office
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Commencement Office

SATURDAY, May 9, 2015

  • 10:00 a.m. (College of Arts & Sciences, College of Communication and Fine Arts, University College, and Doctoral Hooding for these colleges).Arrive by 9:00 to the FedEXForum 
  • 2:30 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 School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Doctoral Hooding for these colleges/schools). Arrive by 1:30 p.m. to the FedEXFORUM


  • Possible back up date is Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Read more about this possible date change here Special News

Cap and Gown Distribution 


Cap and Gown Distribution Day

Thursday, May 7, 2015 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. University Center Ballroom

Cap and Gown Distribution Day

Friday, May 8, 2015 8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.

University Center Ballroom


  • IMPORTANT: Bring your PRONOUNCER CARD, Cap, Gown, Tassel, Collar (female bachelor gowns only) and Hood (Doctoral, Law and Masters) to Commencement ONE hour BEFORE your ceremony begins. 
  • The caps, gowns, hoods are RENTALS ONLY. They should NOT be decorated or adorned. You must return them after use at Commencement. 
  • 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
  • For more information, visit  
  •  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.



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

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