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2021 In-Person Commencement Ceremonies

In-person commencement ceremonies are planned for May 7–9.

Ceremonies will take place in Neyland Stadium. Pandemic restrictions require some changes to the usual format:

  • Graduates from 2020 and from spring and summer 2021 will participate together. Graduates who walked in the November 2020 ceremonies are not eligible to participate.
  • Registration is required. Each ceremony will be limited to 1,000 graduates with a limited number of guests for each graduate. All ages must have a ticket to enter.
  • Platform parties will be minimal, with speakers attending remotely.
  • Masks and social distancing will be required upon entry, exit, and while moving throughout the stadium.

Visit for additional details. Graduates should watch their UT email closely and respond quickly to requests. All information will be sent to email addresses.

Event information is subject to change, and ceremonies are subject to cancellation.

Applying for Graduation

Undergraduate students planning to graduate at the end of spring semester were required to apply for graduation with the Office of the Registrar, regardless of whether they plan on attending commencement. Master’s and doctoral candidates should follow the steps to graduation and contact the Graduate School at with questions.


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