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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 2022 Graduate Hooding Ceremony will take place on December 16, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. For information about the ceremony and how to register to participate, visit Commencement or 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

Visit UT Commencement