Graduation Participation Guidelines

 

  • When are degrees awarded at UTC? 
    • Degrees are awarded at the end of the fall (December), spring (May), and summer (August) semesters. 
    • Students must apply for Graduation to be considered a candidate for a degree.
    • Graduation ceremonies are only held in December and May. 
  • Can I walk in the upcoming Graduation ceremony, even though I'm not completing my degree requirements until the next term?
    • If you are wishing to participate in a ceremony other than the term in which you plan to graduate, please apply to graduate in the term you will finish your degree requirements, THEN submit a Request to Walk Form
  • If I graduate in August, will my name appear in a commencement program?
    • Names of all August Graduation candidates will be published in the December Commencement program. The will also be published in the May commencement program as long as the candidate has applied by April 1st. 

 

  • Participation Guidelines for Undergraduate Students
    • Undergraduate students applying for graduation beginning with May 2016 graduation must apply online. The Application for Graduation is located in MyMocsNet on the Academics Tab.
      • Applications must be submitted online by the following dates:
        • Spring Graduation     October 15th
        • Summer Awarding    March 15th
        • Fall Graduation          June 15th
      • After the deadline date, late applications may be submitted with a $50 late fee. No late applications will be accepted after the following dates:
        • Spring Graduation     April 1st
        • Summer Awarding     July 5th
        • Fall Graduation          November 1st
    • Undergraduate students requesting to walk early will be considered based upon the following conditions:
      • Student has submitted an Application for Graduation for the semester the student intends to graduate
      • Student has 12 or fewer credit hours to complete
      • Student is registered for the remaining hours
      • Student has met all minimum GPA requirements (Major, UTC, Institutional)
  • Participation Guidelines for Graduate Students
    • Graduate students (students in graduate level programs) applying for graduation beginning with May 2016 graduation must apply online. The Application for Graduation is located in MyMocsNet on the Academics Tab.
      • Applications must be submitted online by the following dates:
        • Spring Graduation     October 15th
        • Summer Awarding    March 15th
        • Fall Graduation          June 15th
      • After the deadline date, late applications may be submitted with a $50 late fee. No late applications will be accepted after the following dates:
        • Spring Graduation     April 1st
        • Summer Awarding     July 5th
        • Fall Graduation          November 1st
    • Graduate students requesting to walk early will be considered based upon the following conditions:
      • Has submitted an Application for Graduation online
      • Student is participating in a non-thesis or non-dissertation program OR
      • Students participating in a thesis or dissertation must have their thesis or dissertation defended and approved
      • Student must be within 6 hours of completion
      • Student is registered for the remaining hours
      • Student must meet the minimum required GPA

What you need to know BEFORE Graduation

What you need to know about Commencement Day