CEHHS Student Services

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Commencement Information

50211675_00701_00602017 Spring and Summer graduates

Steps to Graduation

  • Apply to graduate in myUTK after 90 completed hours
  • Students will receive an invitation in the mail from the college during the spring semester (typically February)
  • Caps and gowns can be purchased in the VolShop on campus
  • RSVP to participate in the commencement ceremony by April 30

When: Friday, May 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Where: Thompson-Boling Arena
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way
Knoxville, TN 37996

Arrival Time: This will be updated as commencement gets closer.

Speaker Information:  This information will be updated prior to May 2017.

Commencement Ceremony Photos: locate your graduation photos online by visiting http://www.gradimages.com/universityoftennessee. The following two pieces of information are required to access your account:

  • Last name of the graduate
  • Graduation year

You may reach the Grad Images Customer Service Department by calling 800-261-2576 if you have any questions or need assistance.

Guest Seating
The facilities will be open one hour before the ceremony begins. Guest seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language for hearing impaired guests will be available. General wheelchair-accessible seating will be available throughout the arena.

Live Streaming

If you are interested in watching commencement by following the university’s live stream, please click HERE. The Live Steam will coincide with the time of commencement.

Clear Bag Policy

Only one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon, clear, resealable plastic storage bag per person will be permitted. Fans will be allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

First Destination Survey

The university requests that graduating students complete a “first destination” survey to share plans about their next steps when leaving the university, e.g., graduate school, full-time job, internship, still seeking, etc.

Multicultural Graduation Celebration

This information will be updated as the information is provided to our office.

Additional Information

More information on Commencement at the University of Tennessee is available at http://registrar.utk.edu/graduation.shtml

Fall graduates will participate in the university wide commencement ceremony. Details available at http://registrar.utk.edu/graduation.shtml



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