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.
Every semester, we find outstanding vocalists to perform the national anthem and to lead the audience in the UT Alma Mater. For the Spring 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony, we are honored to have Emily Simmons as our soloist. She will be performing at the ceremony on May 10 at Thompson Boling Arena. Emily Simmons, soprano, graduates in the Spring of 2018 with a Master of Music in vocal performance. During her time with UT Opera Theatre she has been featured in roles such as Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Abigail Williams (The Crucible), and Fortuna/Giunone (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria). Emily is proud to be a Vol!
If you are a graduate student planning to graduate in spring 2018, Friday, April 20th at 5:00 p.m. is an important deadline to remain mindful of. For more details on what is required for your degree program on April 20th, visit the Graduation Deadlines page.
On December 14, the Fall 2017 Graduate Hooding Ceremony took place at Thompson-Boling Arena. We had almost 150 master’s graduates and over 100 doctoral graduates participate in the ceremony. For those who weren’t able to attend the ceremony, you can view the event online. Congratulations to all of our graduates!
Kerri Ann Considine has been selected to be the student speaker for the Fall 2017 Graduate Hooding Ceremony, to be held on December 14, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Considine received both her PhD and Master of Arts degrees in English from UT, and was honored to hold a Graduate Fellowship in the University of Tennessee Humanities Center for the 2016–2017 academic year. She is currently a postdoctoral lecturer in the Department of English here at UT.
We at the Graduate School encourage you to read more about Kerri Ann Considine’s impressive achievements and we hope that you will join us at Thompson-Boling Arena on December 14th to hear her speak and to honor the success of our graduating students.
If you are a graduate student planning to graduate in spring 2018, December 5 is the deadline for turning in your Admission to Candidacy form (Masters or PhD). If you’re a doctoral student, you also need to submit a Doctoral Committee Form. Be sure to keep up with all of the graduation deadlines to avoid delays in graduating.
All graduate students preparing to graduate in fall 2017 need to be certain that they have completed all requirements and forms necessary by November 17. Check the graduation deadlines and help us make sure your graduation goes smoothly. If you have any questions, contact the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org (865-974-2475).