Graduation and Commencement 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.

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 at or call 901-333-4259.


Announcement: A Jostens representative will be available March 22 and 23, from 10 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. For additional graduation product information call 1-800-854-7464 or visit Jostens online (opens new window).

Commencement - Saturday, May 6, 2017 [10:30 a.m.]

Southwest is pleased to welcome families, alumni, and friends to the May 2017 Commencement activities on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The ceremony will be held at the Landers Center (opens new window) located in Southaven, Mississippi.

Note: Additional information will be listed as it becomes available.