Graduation and Commencement Information

Information on applying for graduation

2019 Commencement Slideshow


Southwest Tennessee Community College graduates beam with pride as they display their Class of 2019 social media hashtags during commencement

Southwest Tennessee Community College graduates beam with pride as they display their Class of 2019 social media hashtags during commencement.

Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall addresses the Class of 2019 at the College’s 21st Annual Commencement on May 11, 2019, at the FedEx Forum.

Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall addresses the Class of 2019 at the College’s 21st Annual Commencement on May 11, 2019, at the FedEx Forum.

President and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber Beverly Robertson keynotes Southwest Tennessee Community College’s 21st Annual Commencement at the FedEx Forum on May 11, 2019.

President and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber Beverly Robertson keynotes Southwest Tennessee Community College’s 21st Annual Commencement at the FedEx Forum on May 11, 2019.


Student speaker Brandon Johnson encourages fellow graduates to continue on a path of service over self at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement on May 11, 2019, at the FedEx Forum.

Student speaker Brandon Johnson encourages fellow graduates to continue on a path of service over self at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement on May 11, 2019, at the FedEx Forum.

Simone Malone receives recognition for her perseverance during Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement at the FedEx Forum on May 11, 2019.

Simone Malone receives recognition for her perseverance during Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement at the FedEx Forum on May 11, 2019.

Charles Baker receives the William W. Farris Faculty Service Award from Faculty Support Dean Jeremy Burnett at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement on May 11, 2019, at the FedEx Forum.

Charles Baker receives the William W. Farris Faculty Service Award from Faculty Support Dean Jeremy Burnett at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement on May 11, 2019, at the FedEx Forum.


Tameka Perry, Esquire, received the Alumnus of the Year at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement on May 11, 2019, at the FedEx Forum.

Tameka Perry, Esquire, received the Alumnus of the Year at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement on May 11, 2019, at the FedEx Forum.

Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall conferred 1,468 degrees at the 21st Annual Commencement on May 11, 2019, at the FedEx Forum.

Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall conferred 1,468 degrees at the 21st Annual Commencement on May 11, 2019, at the FedEx Forum.

Scenes from Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement ceremony at the FedEx Forum on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Scenes from Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement ceremony at the FedEx Forum on Saturday, May 11, 2019.


Scenes from Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement ceremony at the FedEx Forum on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Scenes from Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement ceremony at the FedEx Forum on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Scenes from Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement ceremony at the FedEx Forum on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Scenes from Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement ceremony at the FedEx Forum on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Scenes from Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement ceremony at the FedEx Forum on Saturday, May 11, 2019 .

Scenes from Southwest Tennessee Community College’s commencement ceremony at the FedEx Forum on Saturday, May 11, 2019.


International Studies Graduates

Nigel Turner celebrates commencement in Greece during his International Studies Program.

Nigel Turner celebrates commencement in Greece during his International Studies Program.

Margaret Moore celebrates commencement in Peru during her International Studies Program.

Margaret Moore celebrates commencement in Peru during her International Studies Program.

Joyce Jenkins celebrates commencement in Peru during her International Studies Program.

Joyce Jenkins celebrates commencement in Peru during her International Studies Program.


Theodora Asamoah celebrates commencement in Peru during her International Studies Program

Theodora Asamoah celebrates commencement in Peru during her International Studies Program

 Tylen Barr celebrates commencement in Italy during her International Studies Program.

Tylan Barr celebrates commencement in Italy during his International Studies Program.

Haylee Kinard, Graduate

Haylee Kinard celebrates commencement in Italy during her International Studies Program.


Brandon McNeer, Graduate

Brandon McNeer celebrates commencement in Italy during his International Studies Program.

Celeste Riley celebrates commencement in Italy during her International Studies Program.

Celeste Riley celebrates commencement in Italy during her International Studies Program.

Class of 2019 graduates celebrate commencement in Peru during their International Studies Program.

Class of 2019 graduates celebrate commencement in Peru during their International Studies Program.

Jordan Potts celebrates commencement in Italy during his International Studies Program.

Jordan Potts celebrates commencement in Italy during his International Studies Program.


Applying For Graduation

Students planning to graduate should follow the steps outlined below:

  • Complete the online Application for Graduation through the My.Southwest portal.
    • Log in
    • Click on the Registration/Online Services icon
    • Click on the Graduation Application link
    • Complete the application
  • Schedule missing course requirements to be completed during the perceived final semester.
  • Schedule and complete any required graduate exit exam(s).

Application Deadline Dates

  • Summer Semester - July 1
  • Fall Semester - November 1
  • Spring Semester - April 1

Diplomas

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.

If you have questions regarding the Application for Graduation, email the Records Office at records@southwest.tn.edu.

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