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Graduate Hooding Ceremony

For many, a major highlight of the completion of a graduate or professional program is the recognition of the hard work that goes into the achievement of a Master’s, Specialist in Education, or Doctoral Degree. The Graduate School, along with the entire UT community, looks forward to helping you celebrate your success with your friends and family.

The Fall 2023 Graduate Hooding Ceremony will be held on December 15 at 3 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena. Those who expect to graduate fall 2023 should have been sent an invitation to RSVP for the event. If you have not received your invitation, please contact commencement@utk.edu.

Featured Speakers

Each semester, an outstanding member of the graduate student body at UT is chosen to address the graduates, sharing their experiences as a graduate student and their anticipation of the future after graduation.

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Commencement at UT

The Commencement website is your source for graduation ceremonies like the Graduate Hooding Ceremony.

  • registration for the ceremony
  • ceremony guidelines
  • security at the ceremony
  • webcasts
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