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.

Graduation [GRAD] Fair, May 2-3, 2017

Visit the GRAD Fair page for specific information. Visit the Jostens website (opens new window) for College graduation products. For additional graduation product information call 1-800-854-7464.

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

Commencement - Saturday, May 13, 2017 [10:30 a.m.]

Southwest is pleased to welcome families, alumni, and friends to the May 2017 Commencement activities on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The ceremony will be held at FedExForum (opens new window) located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee.

Graduates should report to P-1:  Plaza Level Entrance at 9:00am.

FedExForum Toyota Parking Garage parking is only for Students, Faculty, and Staff. A parking pass or Southwest student ID is required to park. There are two entrances to the garage, both on Martin Luther King Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets.
Parking passes will be distributed at the Grad Fair.   

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).