- Upcoming Graduation and Commencement Dates
- Graduation Participation Guidelines
- What you need to know BEFORE Graduation
- What you need to know about Commencement Day
|Term||Commencement Date||Graduation Activity||Graduation Application Deadline|
|Spring 2015||Saturday, May 2, 2015||Graduation & Ceremony||October 15, 2014|
|May Commencement Ceremony Times:||
9:00 AM Ceremony: College of Arts & Sciences and College of Engineering and Computer Science
1:00 PM Ceremony: College of Business and College of Health, Education & Professional Studies
|Summer 2015||No Ceremony||Degree Award Date: August 8, 2015||January 15, 2015|
|Fall 2015||Saturday, December 12, 2015||Graduation & Ceremony||June 15, 2015|
|Spring 2016||Saturday, May 7, 2016||Graduation & Ceremony||October 15, 2015|
|Summer 2016||No Ceremony||Degree Award Date: August 13, 2016||March 15, 2016|
|Fall 2016||Saturday, December 17, 2016||Graduation & Ceremony||June 15, 2016|
|Spring 2017||Saturday, May 6, 2017||Graduation & Ceremony||October 15, 2016|
|Summer 2017||No Ceremony||Degree Award Date: August 12, 2017||March 15, 2017|
- Application for Graduation
- Name Pronouncement Cards
- Caps and Gowns
- Current Address and Telephone Number
- Confidential Information Flag
- University Honors
- Diploma Mailing
- Other Questions
- Graduation Frequently Asked Questions
You will be notified by email when you can meet with commencement officials to verify the pronounciation of your name. If you have any concerns about the accurate pronunciation of your name, it is important that you stop by the Records Office during that time. No other time is scheduled for this purpose.
There is no rehearsal prior to the commencement exercise. You will receive instructions from your faculty marshal on the day of commencement. Please be sure to arrive at McKenzie Arena 45 minutes prior to start time.
UTC graduation candidates wear navy blue caps and gowns.
Caps and gowns can be purchased in the Bookstore in the University Center. In addition to your height, weight, and hat size, you will also need to know the academic degree you are to receive.
Please be sure that the Records Office has current and accurate information in the event that we must contact you prior to Commencement. Your graduation specialist will make every attempt to contact you if you have not met the requirements for graduation after grades have been posted.
If you previously submitted a request to the Records Office requesting that your directory information NOT be released, your name will NOT appear in the Commencement Program. To have the confidentiality flag removed, you must submit a request in writing to the Records Office. The request must be submitted prior to the printing of the Commencement program which is usually 5 weeks prior to the date of Commencement.
To be eligible for Latin honors at UTC, students must have a minimum of 60 earned hours at UTC.
- Cum Laude: granted when the student's cumulative UTC GPA at the end of the final semester is at least 3.5.
- Magna Cum Laude: granted when the student's cumulative UTC GPA at the end of the final semester is at least 3.7.
- Summa Cum Laude: granted when the student's cumulative UTC GPA at the end of the final semester is at least 3.9.
University Honors - Graduate Students
Graduate students do not graduate with honors since a minimum 3.0 grade point average is required to graduate.
Diplomas will be mailed 6-8 weeks after graduation to your permanent address as indicated on your MyMocsNet account. Please be sure that this address is accurate prior to your graduation. For previous UTC graduates requesting that your diploma be mailed, please submit the Diploma Mailing Request. The UTC diploma measures 14" x 17".
Financial Aid Exit Interview: Students who have had financial aid loans must complete an exit interview. If you
have not already done so, please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to Commencement.
Failure to do so means a hold place on your academic record preventing us from fulfilling
any transcript requests you submit after commencement.
Holds: In compliance with Tennessee law, all financial obligations to the University such as fees, tuition, parking fines, library fines, transcript fees, or return of any rented or borrowed equipment must be cleared before your diploma can be released or any transcript request can be fulfilled.
Senior Exit Exam: Graduation requirements for all undergraduate students include completion of the Senior Exit Exam. If you have not completed this requirement, please contact the UTC Testing Center at 425-4288. Diplomas will not be released to students who have not completed the Senior Exit Exam.
Please contact Sandy-Zitkus@utc.edu if you have any other questions or concerns that are not addressed here.