After Graduation Information

aerial view of students at graduation


Information on Diploma

The graduate's name and degree awarded will be included on the diploma. In addition, if you are an undergraduate student with honors, then that honors designation is included on the diploma. For more information about honors, please see After You've Applied

Majors, concentrations, and minors are not listed on diplomas. For more information on degree titles, please see Undergraduate Degree and Graduation Requirements in the Undergraduate catalog

The UTC diploma measures 17” wide x 14” tall.

Receiving Your Diploma

Diplomas will be delivered to the Records Office approximately 8 weeks after graduation. Graduates will be sent an email to their UTC account when they have arrived and students will have 2 weeks to come by the Records Office to pick up their diploma. Students must bring a photo ID with them and have no holds on their account (see below for more information on holds). 

After 2 weeks all remaining diplomas will be mailed out to the address listed on their graduation application. If this address changes after the application is submitted, please notify the Records Office at

For previous UTC graduates whose diplomas have not yet been picked up or mailed, please submit the Diploma Mailing Request


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 will be placed on your academic record preventing us from fulfilling any transcript requests you submit after commencement. 

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 423-425-5305. Diplomas will not be released to students who have not completed the Senior Exit Exam.