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Fall 2019 Commencement

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.

Janet G. Schmitt, Interim University Registrar, Enrollment Management


Date, Time and Location

The Fall 2019 University Undergraduate Commencement ceremony will be Friday, December 13, 2019, 9:00 A.M. at Thompson Boling Assembly Center and Arena.

Commencement Guest Speaker (to be announced at a later date)



Commencement, Fall 2019

In order to walk in the December 13th University Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, you will need to come to our office on December 11th, and have your ticket made. We are located in room 209, Student Services Building. You must have a ticket to participate in the University Commencement Ceremony.


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.


Exit Interview

If you have a University of Tennessee Loan or Federal Perkins Loan, you must complete an exit interview with the Office of the Bursar (211 Student Services Building – For more information please call (865) 974-4497


Commencement Day

Parking Information: Graduates and their guests may park free in university student parking areas throughout the campus. There is NO parking in staff parking areas (marked with S).

For a parking map online:

Thompson Boling Assembly Center and Arena


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