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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.

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!
Graduate in Forensic Odontology Also a Suspense Novelist - 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.
Nursing Grad to Address Graduates at the Hooding Ceremony - 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.

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