Graduation Information

General Information

For details regarding name changes, student holds, and ordering of diplomas please contact the Registrar's Office at 901-448-1049.

Awarding Degrees/Certificates

The Registrar's office is responsible for awarding degrees and certificates. Students must meet all requirements before degrees/certificates are awarded. For specific requirements, students should contact their academic department. All holds must be cleared before degrees/certificates will be awarded. You may check for holds and for "I" imcomplete grades in Banner Student Self Service. See the Student Self Service Guide PDF icon for instructions.

Commencement Ceremony

Commencement exercises are coordinated by the Office of Student Life. For details regarding commencement, please check the graduation ceremonies website.

Please see Policy Statement on ordering regaliaPDF icon

May Graduation Dates



All May, 31
All May, 30
Pharmacy May, 15
Dentistry May, 22
Health Professions May, 29 
Graduate Health Sciences
Pharmacy May, 12
Graduate Health Sciences May, 16 
Dentistry May, 20   
Health Professions
Medicine May, 27 
Pharmacy May, 05
Graduate Health Sciences May, 15
Dentistry May, 18 
Health Professions May, 26 

December Graduation Dates



All December 13, 2013
All December 12, 2014
All December 11, 2015
All December 09, 2016
All December 14, 2017

International Students

For international students in need of a support letter for a U.S. Visitor’s Visa application in order for a friend or family member to attend Graduation ceremonies, please email the following information to the UTHSC Registrar’s Office at

Graduation Candidate’s Name:
885 Number:
Email Address:
Anticipated Degree:
Name and address of the individual(s) to whom you would like the letter addressed
Name of each invited guest along with their date of birth and relation to you

In addition to the support letter, students should write letters of invitation for guests to attend The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Graduation ceremonies where the student is to be honored.

Students requesting support letters are responsible for picking up the letters from the Registrar’s Office and mailing them to the friend or family member. UTHSC cannot make the Visa application on behalf of the guest(s).This is the responsibility of your invitee.

For additional information, please contact Lyncie Crawford at 901-448-1049.

Contact Us

Office of the Registrar
910 Madison Avenue, Suite 520
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Tel: 901-448-5568
Fax: 901-448-1017

Office Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm CST
Monday – Friday