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Graduation

After all of your hard work and dedication to honing your craft, it’s time to graduate and start the next stage of your life. The Graduate School wishes to help you navigate all of the stages of the graduation process, so that you are able to finish on time and with as little stress as possible. There are forms to complete that signify that each of the requirements of your degree have been met, and in order to help us process these documents, following the deadlines avoids unnecessary delays. And once everything is done, we hope you will join us for the hooding ceremony, where our graduates are celebrated before friends, family, and the university.

The Spring 2017 Hooding Ceremony is Coming Up Soon - 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!
Spring 2017 Graduation Deadline - 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.
Getting a Preliminary Review of your Thesis/Dissertation - 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 thesis@utk.edu for submission instructions.
RSVP for the Spring 2017 Graduate Hooding Ceremony - If you've applied to graduate in Spring 2017, it is never too early to RSVP for the Graduate Hooding Ceremony.
Fall 2016 Graduate Hooding Ceremony Webcasts - 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!

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