If you’re graduating in spring 2017, the Graduate School hopes you’ll join us for the Spring 2017 Hooding Ceremony on May 11th in Thompson-Boling. If you plan to do so, we just ask a couple of things from you. Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming, to help us plan, by May 1st. Also, please review our pages on the hooding ceremony, so that you’ll know when you need to arrive, what you need to bring (and what not to bring), and what to expect. We look forward to seeing you all in your newly-acquired finery!
If you’re planning to graduate in spring 2017, April 19th is a big deadline. Please check the Graduation Deadlines page to be sure you don’t miss anything. These deadlines are in place to make sure that our staff has time to process everything in time, so that there are no delays in your graduation. We ask that you help us help you achieve your goals.
For those intending in a thesis or dissertation program intending to graduate in spring 2017, be aware that an initial deadline will be coming up in February. As outlined in our graduation deadlines, candidates are to submit a draft of their thesis or dissertation through Trace for preliminary review. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for submission instructions.
The Fall 2016 Graduate Hooding Ceremony took place last night on December 8, 2016. If you were unable to attend and would like to view the ceremony, or if you were there and wanted to see it again, visit our webcasts page. Congratulations to all of our graduates!
Alana Joy Scudiere will be one of the first three graduates from the Comparative and Experimental Medicine program with the Forensic Odontology concentration. The Comparative and Experimental Medicine program, a joint program between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine, began offering this concentration in 2015. Scudiere, also an accomplished novelist, will take part in the graduate hooding ceremony on December 8. Read more about Scudiere and her accomplishments in Tennessee Today.
On December 8, Chisa Huffman will share her story as the commencement speaker at the Fall 2016 Graduate Hooding Ceremony at 7 p.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena. The first-generation student will share her six-year journey from certified nursing assistant to master’s degree in nursing, which she carried out while working full time and caring for her family. Read more about her and her experiences in Tennessee Today.
If you’re a doctoral candidate planning to graduate in fall 2016, you need to be sure to schedule your Dissertation Defense at least one week before the defense. In order to graduate in fall 2016, your Dissertation Defense must occur by November 4, so October 28 is the last day to submit your Schedule of Dissertation Defense form.
Our graduation team would to remind everyone that there are upcoming deadlines on Tuesday, August 9. Please refer to the graduation deadlines for full details.