UTC Graduation Frequently Asked Questions
- Are tickets required to attend a graduation ceremony at UTC?
- When are graduation ceremonies held?
- When are degrees awarded at UTC?
- Can I participate in the upcoming graduation ceremony?
- How long to the graduation ceremonies last?
- Where do I get my cap and gown?
- Will my name appear in the program?
Tickets are not required to attend a graduation ceremony at UTC. Graduation ceremonies are held in UTC's McKenzie Arena. All guest seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
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.
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. Refer to Graduation Participation Guidelines for further information.
Undergraduate commencement ceremonies typically last approximately 2 hours.
Graduate commencement ceremonies typically last approximately 1 and 1/2 hours.
Cap and Gowns are purchased through the UTC Bookstore. The phone number for the book store is (423) 425-4107.
Names of all August graduates will be published in the December Commencement program. The May Commencement program will list all August candidates who have applied by April 1st.