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Sunday, May 1
5 - 7 pm
Foundry, Hyatt Centric
Enjoy a last evening together as a class in celebration of your graduation. Food and beverages will be provided for you and a guest. At dusk, look for the Mighty Lights display as both Mississippi River bridges light up in blue and gold, SCO's school colors, in honor of your graduation.
Monday, May 2
1:30 - 5 pm
So long -farewell...
Today there will be a 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 the line-up and other details for the ceremony.
We'll start promptly at 1:30 pm. You'll have plenty of time to get all your "out-processing" done before the day is finished.
5 - 7:30 pm
South Parking Lot
Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of food and fun, featuring a variety of food trucks offering the best of Memphis cuisine and tasty treats. Live entertainment under tents will also add to the celebration with sounds of Memphis.
Special festivities include:
* Memphis Food Trucks
* A Wine and High Cotton Beer Reception
* Covered tent in back parking lot
Everyone attending must register and will receive a wristband. Each graduate that registers by April 22 may receive a complimentary entry for themselves and 1 guest. Everyone will have the opportunity to sample from 3 food trucks of their choice. Additional guest tickets are $20. There is no charge for children 10 years and under. Wrist bands will be distributed to the graduates via their campus mailbox.
Tuesday, May 3
10:30 - 11:30 am
by invitation only, Downtown Sheraton
Immediately Following Commencement
SCO's photographers will take a group photo of your class onstage immediately following the ceremony. This photo, along with individual photos taken during the ceremony, will be provided free of charge in high resolution versions for downloading, printing, or sharing via social media later in May via SCO's website.
Lower Hall, Renasant Convention Center
Everyone is invited to join us for at the first-ever alumni reception for the Class of 2022 as they celebrate officially becoming SCO graduates!