UTC Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are tickets required to attend a graduation ceremony at UTC?

Tickets are not required to attend a graduation ceremony at UTC. Graduation ceremonies are held in UTC's McKenzie Arena, where there is plenty of seating for the family and friends of graduation candidates.

  Q: When are graduation ceremonies held?

A: Graduation ceremonies are held at the end of the fall (in December) semester and the spring (in May) semesters.  Specific dates can be located on the online Academic Calendar.

Q: How long do the graduation ceremonies typically last?

Graduation ceremonies in December typically last about two to two and a half hours at most.

Graduation ceremonies in May typically last about an hour and a half.

 Q: Where do I get my cap and gown?

Cap and Gowns are purchased through the UTC Bookstore. The phone number for the book store is (423) 425-4107.

Q: What determines if I’m eligible to participate as an undergraduate “walker”?

Requests for undergraduate students will be considered based upon the following conditions:

  • Student has applied to graduate in the term to student intends to finish the degree requirements.
  • Student has 12 or fewer credit hours to complete in order to graduate.
  • Student is registered for the remaining hours needed in order to graduate.
  • Student has met all minimum GPA requirements (major, UTC, and institutional).
  • Student submits a Request to Walk form

Q: What determines if I’m eligible to participate as a graduate “walker”?

Requests for graduate students will be considered based upon the following conditions:

  • Has submitted an Application for Graduation form online.
  • Student is participating in a non-thesis or non-dissertation program.
  • Student has 6 or fewer credit hours to complete in order to graduate.
  • Student is registered for the remaining hours needed in order to graduate.
  • Student must meet the minimum required GPA.

***If you are a graduate student who had previously submitted a “Candidacy” form as well as a “Graduation Application,” then all you would need to do is to submit either another “Graduation Application” form or you can complete the “Graduate Application for Candidacy, Certificate Award and Graduation” form and submit either online. (Both of these forms are submitted online through MyMocsNet under the Academics tab.)