Thursday, May 4, 1pm
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Commencement will be held Thursday, May 4 at 1:00pm at the Cannon Center for Performing Arts and will be followed by a reception immediately afterward.
For questions regarding the graduation ceremony please contact Student Services at 901.722.3224.
We look forward to celebrating with you! SCO encourages you to share your photos and memories from this special event by using this hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook: #SCOgrad2017
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Graduation Week Schedule
Tuesday, May 2
1-4 pm - Capstone
So long - farewell...
There will be few welcoming remarks, a few last words of wisdom, and you'll take time to handle a lot of housekeeping - Cap/Gown and Financial Aid Packet pick up, turning in your keys, change of address forms, picking up gifts from Institutional Advancement and Vendors, etc... A graduation rehearsal will also be held to provide details about Thursday's line-up and other details for the ceremony.
We'll start promptly at 1:00 PM. You'll have plenty of time to get all your "out-processing" done before the day is finished.
6-8 pm - Class Reception
Beale Street Landing
251 Riverside Dr.
Enjoy a last evening as a class in celebration of your graduation. Food and beverages provided for you and a guest.
Sponsored by National Vision, Inc.
Wednesday, May 3
1 - 3:30 pm - Capstone
Now What? A Guide to the First 180 Days of Being an OD.
4-5 pm - Senior Awards Program
A number of industry and alumni sponsored awards will recognize the achievement of members of the class of 2017.
A military promotion ceremony will be held during the Senior Awards Program for SCO's graduates who will enter military service. This brief ceremony symbolizes the commitment that optometry makes through military service to our country.
Parents and Family invited to attend this event.
5-9 pm - Family Campus Celebration
South Parking Lot
Parents and Family Invited
Guests are invited to join the entire campus community for an evening of food and fun, featuring a variety of food trucks offering the best of Memphis cuisine and tasy treats. Live entertainment under tents will also add to the celebration with sounds of Memphis.
An RSVP will be required for this event as the date draws near.
Thursday, May 4
10:30-11:30 am - Legacy Brunch
by invitation only, Downtown Sheraton
Immediately Following Commencement - Smile for the Cameras!
SCO's photographers will be on hand for candids that capture the excitement of graduation for your family and friends. These photos will be made available online for downloading or sharing via social media.