The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Commencement Fall 2012

Commencement is a joyous occasion for graduates, parents, family members, and friends. We want to make sure you enjoy every minute of the ceremony without having to worry about details like parking and seating. We also want you to be well-informed about what a graduate needs to do before the big day. This Web site contains lots of information about the commencement ceremony.

Please read all material and complete all the required steps for graduation. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact my office for more information.

Monique W. Anderson, Associate Dean and University Registrar, Enrollment Services

Date, Time and Location Chad Holliday photo

The Fall 2012 University Commencement ceremony will be Saturday, December 15, 2012, 9:00 A.M. at Thompson Boling Assembly Center and Arena.

Commencement Guest Speaker

The guest speaker for the Fall Commencement will be Chad Holliday, Chairman of the Board, Bank of America Corporation. Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont, 1998-2008. Under his direction, DuPont established its mission to achieve sustainable growth, increasing shareholder and societal value while decreasing the company’s environmental footprint. Member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Serves on the Board of Directors of Deere & Co, Royal Dutch Shell, CH2MHill, the Climate Works Foundation, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, and the National Geographic Education Foundation. Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Co-chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. Past Chair of the Board of The Business Council, Catalyst, and the Council on Competitiveness.


Commencement Day



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