Graduation and Commencement Information

Please Note: It is the responsibility of each student, along with your Professional Advisor, to ensure all necessary requirements have been met for degree or certificate completion. Please closely review all Graduation information before submitting the online Application for Graduation. This application is located in the My.Southwest portal.

Commencement - 2018

We are excited to announce that Southwest Tennessee Community College will salute its Spring 2018 graduates at Commencement Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the FedEx Forum in beautiful Downtown Memphis, Tennessee.


Should our Memphis Grizzlies NBA team make the playoffs and are scheduled to play in FedEx Forum on this date, the ALTERNATE DATE for Commencement is Friday, May 18.

We are extremely proud of all of our graduates and look forward to celebrating their esteemed accomplishments as they move onward and upward in their lives. Please stay tuned to additional details and important dates and deadlines that are forthcoming in preparation for this momentous occasion.


You will receive notification via Southwest email and personal email of the dates for diploma pick-up. Please make sure your personal email and phone number are current in the Records Office.

Applying For Graduation

Students planning to graduate should follow the steps outlined below:

  • Complete the online Application for Graduation through the My.Southwest portal.
  • Schedule missing course requirements to be completed during the perceived final semester.
  • Schedule and complete any required graduate exit exam(s).

Application Deadline Dates

Application Deadline Dates For the degree to be posted at the end of:
July 1 Summer
November 1 Fall
April 1 Spring

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