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Spring Commencement Notice

Commencement ceremony plans for May 2021 are to be determined pending public health conditions. More details will be provided closer to the date of the event.

For information about UTHSC graduation ceremonies, contact:

Student Affairs and Community Engagement
800 Madison Avenue, Suite 300

The Office of the Registrar 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.

Memphis Hotel Accommodations

For families traveling to Memphis, TN for commencement ceremonies, a block of rooms with special rates is usually reserved at local hotels for your convenience.

Memphis Hotels Special Rates 

Hotel Address Phone Reservation Link Notes
Embassy Suites 1022 South Shady Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120
901.684.1777 Embassy Suites Call Reservations at 1.866.625.2589 and reference the Group Code of UTH.
Sheraton Memphis Downtown 250 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
901.527.7300 Sheraton Memphis Downton In the special rate section select Corporate/Promo/SET# and enter UOT in the box to receive the negotiated rate.
River Inn 50 Harbor Town Square
Memphis, TN 38103
ext. 2104
River Inn Special rate of $225, including breakfast for 2 people, parking, and wifi. For reservations please email sales director Mehri Ahmadzadegan.
The Peabody Memphis 149 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Parking and Directional Signage

Parking will be located across the street from the Cannon Center at the Mud Island Garage by Premier Parking on Front Street and Poplar Avenue.  

Directional signage from the parking location to the Cannon Center will be placed in locations that are visible to visitors.

Parking instructions for Spring 2021 graduations will be posted based on public health conditions.

Parking will not be available in the Cook Convention Center to due to construction.

Replacement Diploma Request

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 to an address within Tennessee, 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
Memphis, TN 38163

Duplicate/Replacement Diploma Request Form

When and where do we pick up our Regalia?
For more information about ordering and picking up regalia, contact the student affairs office in your college for information, process, and deadlines.
How early do I need to arrive to the ceremony?
Students should plan to arrive at the graduation venue and be prepared for line up no less than one hour prior to the ceremony.
How long does graduation usually last?
The ceremony can last approximately 1½ hours, depending on the speaker and number of students graduating.
How can I order announcements?
You may order announcements by visiting Make sure to completely spell out “University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center,” when searching for our campus. All information regarding the venue, date, and time should be available on the website of the vendor.
Is there a limit to the number of guests one can invite?
Unless notified by your college, there is no limit on the number of guests invited.
Places to Visit in Memphis

Visit Memphis Travel for local trip recommendations. Below is a list of recommendations for some of the top Memphis restaurants and attractions:

  • Majestic Grille
  • Flying Fish
  • Gus’s World-Famous Chicken
  • Central BBQ
  • Rizzo’s
  • Bleu
  • Hopdoddy
  • McEwens
  • Blues City Café
  • Flight
  • Maciel’s
  • Pearl’s Oyster House
  • Peabody Place
  • Capricccio Grille
  • Huey’s
  • Automatic Slims
  • Miss Polly’s
  • Memphis Zoo
  • Riverside 
  • Beale Street 
  • Civil Rights Musem

Last Published: Jan 7, 2021