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Commencement Spring 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

The University college ceremonies will take place Wednesday - Saturday, May 9 - 12, 2012. Please refer to the listing of Spring 2012 college ceremonies for your college information including time and location.


  • RSVP - Commencement, Spring 2012
    Please contact your college for information on submitting your RSVP to attend. Contact personnel are listed for each college (see link above).
  • Caps and Gowns, Hoods, Invitations
  • Financial Matters
    Graduating students must settle all financial obligations with the University of Tennessee. The University is authorized to withhold diplomas and transcripts for any outstanding financial fees reported by a department of the University.
  • Student Loan Exit Interview
    If the graduate has a University of Tennessee Loan or a Federal Perkins Student Loan, he/she must complete an exit interview in the Bursar's Office, Room 211 Student Services Building, before April 27, 2012. Please call the Student Loan Department at (865) 974-4497 to schedule an appointment. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Commencement Day

  • Parking Information - Graduates and their guests may park free in university student parking areas throughout the campus. Please avoid parking in staff parking areas.
    For a parking map online:
    Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena


Graduate on stage













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Office of the
University Registrar

209 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0200
Phone 865-974-2101
Fax 865-974-2606

7:30 am to 5:30 pm
except holidays

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