Commencement - Saturday, May 2, 2015
Congratulations! Participating in the Southwest commencement ceremony is an important and exciting milestone! This page is designed to give you some basic information about commencement.
If you have questions regarding the:
- Application for Graduation, email Barbara Wells or call 901-333-4259
- GRAD Fair or commencement ceremony, email Nikita Ashford-Ashworth or call 901-333-5384
Note: The PDF links shown in the Related Links area require Adobe Reader. Additional information will be listed as it becomes available. Be advised regalia and cap/gown are used interchangeably.
Graduation [GRAD] Fair
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.
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.
- Educational Testing Service (ETS) Proficiency Profile Test
All Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree graduating students are required to take this test.
- Major Field Examination
All Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree graduating students are required to take an examination in their major field of study.
- Office Proficiency Assessment and Certification (OPAC)
All Office Technology graduating students are required to take the OPAC before graduation.