Class of 2016 Graduation Information


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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center commencement activities are held for UT colleges in May and December of each year. Attendance at the College of Medicine Graduation is required of all students. Therefore, medical students wishing to graduate in absentia may be permitted by the Dean after a petition for graduation in absentia has been submitted to the College of Medicine's Office of Student Affairs at least two months prior to graduation.  

College of Medicine Class of 2016 Parent's Reception
May 26, 2016 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Memphis Botanic Gardens
Guests:Invite parents/SO/spouse/family; whoever is in town for graduation
Details:Light refreshments/appetizers provided (not a dinner event), cash bar

College of Medicine Class of 2016 Graduation
May 27, 2016 | 10:00 AM | Memphis Cook Convention Center
Guests:Number of invitations limited to 15 invitations per student, however, there is no limit on the number of guests that may be invited
Details:Graduation invitations will be provided at no cost and will be available in late March

2016 College of Medicine Graduation Speaker
Margaret Rhea Seddon, MD
University of Tennessee Alumna, 1973
Founding Partner, LifeWings Parnters, LLC
Former Assistant Chief Medical Officer, Vanderbilt Medical Group
and Assistant Professor of Medical Administration & Education
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. Seddon was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, May 30, 2015

Graduation invitations are provided at no cost and will be available in late March.
Note: Limit 15 invitations per medical student; number of guests: Unlimited
Instructions for students will be provided when all details have been confirmed.

GradImages will be taking photos of the Class of 2016 throughout the ceremony and will also be taking the group photo immediately following the ceremony.

Instructions for completing the PHOTO PROOF FORM will be provided in late March.