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The 149th Commencement Exercises


Meharry Medical College


Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 9 a.m.
The Temple Church
3810 Kings Lane
Nashville, Tennessee 37218

For information on Homecoming and Reunion 2024,

Grand Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Graduate arrival time: 7:30 a.m.



The Temple Church
3810 Kings Lane
Nashville, TN 37218

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Here are some suggestions to help you navigate to graduation. Also see the Graduation Clearance Checklist.

  1. Review your degree requirements with the Academic Dean for your respective school.
  2. Verify graduation deadlines for your school.
  3. Order graduation announcements.
  4. Update your permanent address on Student Banner Self Service to ensure you receive your diploma and all other pertinent information without delay.
  5. Make sure all outstanding issues have been resolved.
  6. Any financial obligations you have (fines, tickets, fees, etc.) must be cleared with the proper areas.
  7. If you have any outstanding student loans, check with the Office of Financial Aid. All records must be cleared before you can receive your diploma. If you have borrowed federal student loans to help finance your education, you must complete an exit counseling exam. This exam can be completed at Call Student Financial Services at 615-327-6826 for more information.
  8. Use this website to answer all of your questions regarding commencement.
  9. Contact the Office of Student Services for assistance with resumé development.

Join the Alumni Association. Contact the Alumni Association at 615-327-6266 or go to the Alumni Association Web Page for more information.

Announce your accomplishment to family and friends with personalized graduation announcements from Herff Jones. Specifically designed for your college’s commencement ceremony, they arrive personalized with your name, degree, and major.


Since 1920, Herff Jones has been providing commencement regalia, announcements, rings, frames, and other recognition products to colleges across the nation. Herff Jones believes your accomplishments need to be recognized and rewarded with quality products and service.


Click here to be directed to the Herff Jones website.

The DEX Imaging Center at Meharry will also serve as another resource for announcements and invitations during this graduation season. For Information on announcement and invitation pricing, please contact:


Elizabeth Swope Noll


Dex Imaging Copy Center



Auxillary Services and the Copy Center are located in the basement of the School of Dentistry.


Below is the link for the graduating seniors for downloading the
Meharry seal and logo for their invitations.


Students will need to log in to access this page.

Seal and Logo

Huda Zoghbi, M.D., is Distinguished Service Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, founding Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, and Research-in Chief, Texas Children’s Hospital.


Dr. Zoghbi graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College. She joined Baylor College of Medicine for her residency and subsequently obtained postdoctoral research training in molecular genetics.


Dr. Zoghbi’s expertise ranges from neurodevelopment to neurodegeneration. She and Dr. Harry Orr discovered that Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 1 is caused by expansion of a polyglutamine tract. Her subsequent studies demonstrating that CAG expansion leads to accumulation of the mutant protein in neurons has had profound ramifications since many late-onset neurological disorders involve similar accumulations of disease-driving proteins and inspired her studies in Alzheimer disease. Her work in neurodevelopment led to the discovery of the gene Math1/Atoh1 and showed that it governs the development of several components of the proprioceptive, balance, hearing, vestibular, and breathing pathways. Dr. Zoghbi’s pursuit of the genetic basis of Rett syndrome led to her discovery that mutations in MECP2 cause this postnatal neurological disorder. Her mechanistic studies highlighted the importance of MeCP2 levels for normal brain function. She and her team provided the proof-of-concept data showing that antisense sense oligonucleotide therapy can normalize MeCP2 levels and reverse phnotypes of a MECP2 duplication mouse model.


Dr. Zoghbi has trained over 110 scientists and physician-scientists and is committeed to educating the next generation. She has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Zoghbi’s honors include the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from Rockefeller University; Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences; the Canada Gairdner International Prize; the Lundbeck Foundation’s 2020 Brain Prize; the Kavli Prize from the Kavli Foundation, and most recently the August M. Watanabe Prize in Translational Research by Indiana University.



An activity form must be completed for each event you plan to have appear in the Commencement Activity Booklet. Please fill out your form completely and click the submit button to transmit.


Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.


Please make all submissions by: TBA


If you are planning an event on campus, contact the following individuals to reserve our space:

  • Linda Williams – x6904 (TQM, LRC Lecture Halls)
  • Alicia Cross – x6784 (SOD, Cox Auditorium)
  • Vanessa Smith – X6318 (Library, Multipurpose Room)
  • Sandra A. Williams – x6683 (Cal Turner Center, Moses Alumni Hall, Lyttle Hall Parlor and Meeting Space)
  • Crissy Grooms – x2802 (Aramark Catering @ Meharry)

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