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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Class Reception

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Old Dominick Distillery
305 S. Front St.
Memphis, TN  38103

Enjoy a last evening as a class in celebration of your graduation. Food and beverages provided for you and a guest. For more information contact [email protected].


Senior Awards Program

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
N/S Classroom, SCO Campus

A number of industry and alumni sponsored awards will recognize the achievements of members of the Class of 2019.

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.

We ask that all guests rsvp so that we can ensure adequate seating:  Registration will open March 1, 2019.

Please plan for guests to arrive on campus no earlier than 3:30pm.

For more information contact [email protected].

Family Celebration

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Students and their guests are invited to join the entire campus community for an evening of food and fun, featuring a variety 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 
  • Live entertainment
  • A covered tent in back parking lot

Everyone attending must register and will receive a wristband. Each graduate that registers by April 26th  may receive a complimentary entry for themselves and 1 guest. Additional guest tickets are available for $20. There is no charge for children 10 years and under. Wristbands will be distributed to the graduates with their regalia.

Registration will open March 1, 2019.

For more information contact [email protected].

Legacy Brunch

Our legacy graduates represent a multi-generational tradition. Please join us as we celebrate and welcome the next generation to the SCO family.  The legacy continues….

Thursday, May 9, 2019 
Magnolia Room
Sheraton Memphis Downtown
250 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN  38104

This event is by invitation only.  For additional information please contact [email protected].

Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN  38103

  • Regalia will be available for pick up from room 132 on Tuesday, May 7
  • Each student will receive one free parking voucher for Riverfront Parking lot directly across Front street from the Cannon Center’s west entrance.
  • Parking Vouchers will be distributed with regalia.
  • Arrive at the Cannon Center NO LATER than 12pm.
  • Expect the ceremony to last approximately 1.5 hours.
  • A class photo will be taken on the stage immediately following the ceremony.
  • Return regalia (cap, gown & hood) to the designated area before leaving the Cannon Center.  Honor cords and tassels are yours to keep.

Please direct all questions regarding the ceremony to the Office of Student Services.