Graduation Information

General Information

For details regarding name changes, student holds, and ordering of diplomas please contact the Registrar's Office at 901-448-5568 or 901-448-7703.

Commencement Ceremony

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

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" incomplete grades in Banner Student Self Service.

Awarding of Degrees Policy

Click here to view the Awarding of Degrees Policy.

  • Awarding Degrees
  • Attendance at Commencement
  • Awarding of August Diplomas
  • Ordering Regalia

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 The Registrar's Office at 901-448-5568 or 901-448-7703.

Replacement Diplomas Request

How to obtain a replacement diploma.

Replacement Diploma Policy:

  • A replacement diploma will be issued if a notarized statement is sent to the Office of the University Registrar attesting that the original diploma was lost, destroyed, never received, or if the student had a legal name change.
  • The name printed on the replacement diploma will be the same as the name printed on the original diploma unless there is a legal name change. If there is a legal name change, the original diploma and copies of any legal documents must be returned with this notarized statement (i.e. marriage license, divorce decree, driver's license, social security card, etc.).
  • The cost of the diploma is $20.00 plus $10.80 for shipping. If it is to be shipped within TN, an additional $1.85 is required for tax. Check or money order should be made payable to University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery of the replacement diploma. Send your request to UTHSC Office of the Registrar, 910 Madison, Ste. 105, Memphis, TN 38163.

Replacement Diplomas may be requested by:

Submitting a request in person or by mail to:

Registrar's Office
910 Madison Ave, Suite 520
or (901) 448-7703 (901) 448-5568
Memphis, TN 38163

Duplicate/Replacement Diploma Request Form

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

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