Commencement Fall 2017
Commencement is a joyous occasion for graduates, parents, family members, and friends. We want to make sure you enjoy every minute of the ceremony without having to worry about details like parking and seating. We also want you to be well-informed about what a graduate needs to do before the big day. This web site contains lots of information about the commencement ceremony.
Please read all material and complete all the required steps for graduation. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact my office for more information.
Monique W. Anderson,
Associate Dean and University Registrar,
Date, Time and Location
The Fall 2017 Graduate Hooding will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
The University Commencement Ceremony will take place Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Thompson-Boling Arena.
- Caps and Gowns, Hoods, Invitations
- Financial Matters
Graduating students must settle all financial obligations
with the University of Tennessee. The University is authorized to withhold
diplomas and transcripts for any outstanding financial fees reported
by a department of the University.
- Student Loan Exit Interview
If the graduate has a University of Tennessee Loan
or a Federal Perkins Student Loan, he/she must complete an exit interview
in the Bursar's Office, Room 211 Student Services Building, no later than November 23, 2016. Please call the Student Loan Department at (865) 974-4497
to schedule an appointment. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Parking Information - Graduates and their guests may park free in university student parking areas throughout the campus. Please avoid parking in staff parking areas.
For a parking map online:
Office of the University Registrar
Telephone calls for the Office of the University Registrar
are answered by One Stop Student Services (865-974-1111) located at Hodges Library Ground Floor,
1015 Volunteer Boulevard.
To contact University Registrar staff please refer to "Staff Listing".
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm -