Graduation and Commencement Information

Commencement - 2018


We are excited to announce that Southwest Tennessee Community College will salute its Spring 2018 graduates at Commencement Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the FedEx Forum in beautiful Downtown Memphis, Tennessee.

We are extremely proud of all of our graduates and look forward to celebrating their esteemed accomplishments as they move onward and upward in their lives. Please stay tuned to additional details and important dates and deadlines that are forthcoming in preparation for this momentous occasion.

Commencement Speaker, Dr. Ann Wooten Langston

Dr. Ann Wooten Langston

The Keynote Speaker for this year's ceremonies is Dr. Ann Wooten Langston, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Opportunities at the Church Health, whose purpose is to improve health and well-being so that people can experience the full richness of life. Ann attended Southern Methodist University where she earned her B.A. and J.D. degrees. She practiced law for 22 years, first in Atlanta, GA then Memphis, TN before joining Church Health in 1999.

Ann currently serves on the boards of Community Redevelopment Agency and the Foundation for Southwest Tennessee Community College. She is a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and serves on the board of St. John’s United Methodist Church, where she is also Lay Leader. She has been honored with numerous awards and accolades throughout her career... read more.


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.

Applying For Graduation

Students planning to graduate should follow the steps outlined below:

  • Complete the online Application for Graduation through the My.Southwest portal.
  • Schedule missing course requirements to be completed during the perceived final semester.
  • Schedule and complete any required graduate exit exam(s).

Application Deadline Dates

Application Deadline Dates For the degree to be posted at the end of:
July 1 Summer
November 1 Fall
April 1 Spring

If you have questions regarding the Application for Graduation, email Barbara Wells at or call 901-333-4259.