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!
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.
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.
On December 13, Suresh Poudel will be the featured speaker at the Fall 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony. His exceptional journey has taken him from Nepal to Norway to Tennessee, and we are looking forward to hearing him speak to our graduates. You are encouraged to read Poudel’s bio and get a sampling of his story.
While you’re there, be sure to look over the rest of the Graduate Hooding Ceremony pages, especially if you’re planning to participate in the ceremony.
If you’re in a dissertation or thesis program, and you intend to graduate fall 2018, be sure to defend your dissertation or thesis by November 1. If you are in a doctoral program, you must also schedule your dissertation defense before October 25. Get all of the graduation deadlines at tiny.utk.edu/grad-deadlines.
The Graduation Specialists at the Graduate School would like to help you graduate successfully. They’ve created a handout to take with you to help you stay aware of some of the ways you can avoid any snags in the process. These are based on some of the issues they’ve seen over the years. Download the handout and be all set to walk in the Graduate Hooding Ceremony!
The Spring 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony took place at Thompson-Boling Arena on May 10 and it was a wonderful ceremony. Congratulations to all of our graduates and everyone appreciates your sharing this moment with us. Read more about the ceremony.
The Graduate School is pleased to have the UT Faculty Brasswind Quintet play at the Spring 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony. Made up for four UT music faculty members and one graduate music student, this ensemble performs regularly on campus, throughout the greater Knoxville area, and throughout the state and region. They have premiered many brass quintet works by various composers, including pieces by UT composition faculty. Maintaining a busy and diverse chamber music performance schedule is central to the pedagogy these musicians share with their students, and is a critical link to engaging the arts and arts-education communities of the state of Tennessee.
Anyone planning to attend the Spring 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony should be aware that Thompson Boling maintains a Clear Bag Policy for the security of everyone. We have a page with a basic guide to the policy, but to be sure what you can and can’t bring to the ceremony, you may want to check the Thompson Boling site. If you are a participant in the ceremony, realize that there is no secure place to leave any of your items, so we recommend that you don’t bring anything that you can’t carry securely on your person.