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Graduation Information

Please note, it is the responsibility of each student, along with your advisor, to ensure all necessary requirements have been met for degree or certificate completion. Please closely review all Graduation information before submitting an Application for Graduation form.

Announcement: University Visits to Southwest (February-April 2016)

Applying For Graduation

Students planning to graduate should follow the Applying for Graduation steps as outlined in the Graduation section of the online Academic Catalog.

If you have questions regarding the Application for Graduation, email Barbara Wells or call 901-333-4259.


Commencement - Saturday, May 7, 2016

Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive, Southaven, MS 38671 | Get Directions

Congratulations! Participating in the Southwest commencement ceremony is an important and exciting milestone! This area is designed to give you some basic information about commencement.

If you have questions regarding the:

Note: Additional information will be listed as it becomes available. Be advised regalia and cap/gown are used interchangeably.

Graduation [GRAD] Fair

Visit the GRAD Fair page for specific dates and times. Visit the Jostens website for College graduation products.

Announcement: A Jostens representative will be available March 30 and 31, from 10:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. on the Macon Cove Campus [Farris Building, outside room 1114 (Bookstore)]. This event is for seniors interested in ordering graduation announcements and ring.


The ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Landers Center located in Southaven, Mississippi. The ceremony is expected to last two hours.

If you require accommodations on the day of the ceremony, email Sherri Scott, Student Disability Services (SDS) Coordinator, or call 901-333-4223 or 901-333-5116.