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When and where is the Dean's list published?

Answer ID 1006   |    Published 07/02/2003 02:23 PM   |    Updated 07/03/2013 11:00 AM
When and where is the Dean's list published?

In the weeks following the end of a semester, the Registrar's Office sends the Office of Communications Services the names of students who have made the Dean's List. Communications Services compiles lists of those students, grouping them by town, according to the permanent hometown addresses that the students have listed in the University's records.

News releases are then sent to each student's hometown newspaper, or to a newspaper that is closest to a student's hometown, if the hometown doesn't have its own newspaper. Locally, the releases go to the daily Commercial Appeal in Memphis and to all the weekly newspapers in Memphis and Shelby County. Other releases are sent to local hometown newspapers throughout Tennessee and other states where Dean's List recipients' families reside.

Considerable time, typically several weeks, is involved in compiling the lists and preparing the news releases. Once Communications Services emails the Dean's List news releases to the newspapers, the University has no control over when the lists are published.

Your college or department may also produce its own list and post it; contact the appropriate office to find out.

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