Major Deadline for Summer 2019 Graduates
Tuesday, July 30, is a major deadline for all students intending to graduate in summer 2019. Final theses and dissertations are to be submitted to Trace, and be accepted by the Thesis/Dissertation Consultant by 5:00 p.m. All doctoral candidates must complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates by this date, as well. And the Pass/Fail form and Thesis/Dissertation Approval form (if you’re in a thesis or dissertation program) must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. to the Graduate School. For more details, and links to the relevant forms, please check out our graduation deadlines.
Congratulations, Spring 2019 Graduates
The Spring 2019 Graduate Hooding Ceremony was a wonderful event, as usual. Nearly 440 graduate students participated in the ceremony on Thursday evening, May 9, in Thompson-Boling Arena. The Graduate School would like to extend congratulations to all of our graduates. Well done! For those who were unable to attend, you can still watch the entire ceremony’s webcast.
Jamie Greig Set to be Featured Speaker at the Spring 2019 Graduate Hooding Ceremony
Jamie Greig, who will be graduating spring 2019 with a PhD in communication and information from the School of Journalism & Electronic Media, will be our featured speaker for the Spring 2019 Graduate Hooding Ceremony. A bio for Greig, who served as both senate chair and vice-president for the Graduate Student Senate, can be found on our featured speakers page, along with previous featured speakers. Join Greig and the Graduate School for the 2019 Graduate Hooding Ceremony on May 9 at 7:30 pm at the Thompson-Boling Arena.
April 16th is an Important Deadline for Graduating Students
The major graduation deadline for doctoral and master’s/specialist candidates intending to graduate spring 2019 is April 16. Many different things are due, depending upon your degree program. If you’re not sure what you need to do, you can visit the graduation deadlines, the Steps to Graduation, or contact the Graduate School (email@example.com).
Dissertation Institute for Underrepresented Graduate Students in Engineering
The 3rd Dissertation Institute (DI) will take place June 23rd–28th on the University of California, San Diego campus. This institute, an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, Native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering, is funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by Old Dominion University and Virginia Tech. The primary goal is to address issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages of the targeted population. The application deadline is March 1st. If you have questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get a Jump-Start on Your Thesis or Dissertation
The Writing Center is hosting a Semester Jump-Start for Thesis and Dissertation Writers on January 26, from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. This workshop will provide time for planning and drafting, plus short presentations about writing, researching, and de-stressing—and more! There will be lunch, coffee and snacks provided, but you need to apply by January 22! Contact the the writing center with any questions (email@example.com).
Can’t Make It to the Fall 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony? Watch It Online!
The Fall 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony will be viewable online live during the event. So, even if you can’t make it, you can still watch and cheer on our graduates on December 13, starting at 4:30 p.m. View the ceremony for this semester and previous semesters!
Safety is Important for the Graduate Hooding Ceremony
UT wants to ensure that all participants and their family and friends have a safe and enjoyable evening at the Fall 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony. There are security protocols that you should be aware of when planning to attend. Thompson Boling Arena has a Clear Bag Policy in effect for its events, and the hooding ceremony is no exception. In addition, there are metal detectors that will be used at the entrances. In order to help you be prepared, we have created a page with guidance on these policies. Be sure to read about what you can bring and what you shouldn’t bring, and leave yourself some extra time when arriving, so you don’t experience any delays.
Hannah Brown Brings Her Voice to the Fall 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony
The Graduate School is pleased to have Hannah Amelia Brown serve as soloist during the Fall 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony. Soloists perform the National Anthem and to lead the gathered graduates and their friends and family in the Alma Mater. There is a lot of talent here at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Brown is certainly no exception.