Fall Commencement 2017

Join us for fall ceremonies!


Undergraduate Ceremony

The undergraduate ceremony for the Haslam College of Business is set for Friday, December 15, Thompson-Boling Arena. There will be no procession. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Reception in the Haslam Business Building Atrium immediately following each ceremony. For more information visit http://registrar.utk.edu/graduation.shtml

Haslam Graduate Ceremony

The Haslam College of Business will hold its graduate hooding ceremonies on Friday, December 15 in the Alumni Memorial Auditorium. The ceremony for Executive MBAs will begin at 12:30 p. m. The ceremony for all other business master’s degrees will begin at 3:30 p.m. No RSVP required. A reception in the Haslam Business Building Atrium will immediately follow each ceremony.

University Graduate Ceremony

The University graduate hooding ceremony will be held Thursday, December 14, in Thompson-Boling Assembly Center & Arena at 4:30 p. m.. Michelle Harding will be the commencement speaker. Students, families, and friends unable to attend the ceremony may watch it via webcast. No tickets are required to attend graduation. All graduates must arrive at least one hour before their ceremony begins.

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Graduates and their guests may park free in university student parking areas throughout the campus. Please avoid parking in staff parking areas. For an online parking map go to: http://www.utk.edu/maps/

Watch and Be Social

All ceremonies taking place at Thompson-Boling Arena will be live-streamed. Both captioned and non-captioned versions will be offered.

Haslam’s graduate hooding ceremony on December 15 will be live streamed from the Alumni Memorial Building.

Please tag or @ the Haslam College of Business in your commencement memories on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. This year’s hashtag is #utgrad2017.

Security - Clear Bag Policy

Guests will be allowed to enter the arena with one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. Learn More

General Information

Students should visit the Graduation Website and One Stop to make sure they have completed all steps to graduation and are aware of all deadlines.
No tickets are required for the event. The best seating for parents/family is in sections 103-105 and 121-123, as the stage will be located at the west end of the arena. Guests are not allowed on the arena floor during the ceremony.
No one will be allowed to participate if they are not wearing a gown and cap with tassel. Recommended attire for men is a dress shirt, tie, dress trousers and dress shoes. Professional attire is recommended for women as well, with dark dress shoes and gown collar.

Caps and gowns may be purchased through the UT Bookstore. Contact the bookstore for additional information at 865-946-BOOK or email.
A professional photographer will capture two photographs of each student as they receive their diploma.
Students can locate their graduation photos online by visiting http://www.gradimages.com/universityoftennessee.


Undergraduate Contact

Dwight Stooksbury

Graduate Contact

Catherine Cox

453 Haslam Business Building, Knoxville, TN 37996 - 4140
Phone: 865-974-5061, Fax: 865-974-1766, Email: haslam@utk.edu