The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


STEP 5 to Graduation for UG Students

Purchase your cap & gown if you plan to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

Participation in the Commencement Ceremony is optional. However, if you plan to attend the Ceremony, you must purchase a cap and gown in order to participate.

Candidates for graduate degrees (Bachelor, Masters, Education Specialists and Doctoral) must purchase a commencement hood. These may be purchased at the UT Bookstore. Please read the sheet supplied by the University Bookstore Graduation Supply Counter and/or read the commencement information on Graduate Student Deadline Dates for Graduation for specific dates. Contact the Bookstore for additional information. Call 865-946-BOOK or email.

Undergraduates are not required to pay a graduation fee in order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

More Information:

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Office of the University Registrar

202 Student Services Building - Knoxville, TN 37996-0200

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