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Congratulations, Class of 2019! Everything you need to know for UT's spring commencement ceremonies

The University of Tennessee undergraduate commencement and graduate hooding ceremonies will be held May 8-11.

The University of Tennessee will soon be bidding farewell to thousands of students who will take the next step in their life journey. 

Graduation season is almost upon us. UT will award 4,228 undergraduate degrees, 783 graduate degrees, 110 law degrees, and 82 veterinary medicine degrees inside Thompson-Boling Arena this May. 

If you can't be there in person, the ceremonies will be streamed live! For links to the livestreams, visit the commencement website.

All ceremonies will be held in Thompson-Boling Arena unless otherwise noted. Here's the schedule: 

Wednesday, May 8

  • 4 p.m.—Audiology and Speech Pathology

Thursday, May 9

  • 9 a.m.—Tickle College of Engineering
  • 12:30 p.m.—Herbert College of Agriculture 
  • 4 p.m.—College of Communication and Information 
  • 7:30 p.m.—Graduate Hooding 

Friday, May 10

  • 8:30 a.m.—College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
  • 10:30 a.m.—Chancellor’s Honors Program, Student Union Auditorium 

Noon—College of Law 

  • 3:30 p.m.—Haslam College of Business 
  • 7:30 p.m.—College of Nursing 

Saturday, May 11

  • 9 a.m.—College of Arts and Sciences
  • 10 a.m.—College of Veterinary Medicine, Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building 
  • 1:30 p.m.—College of Social Work 
  • 4:30 p.m.—College of Architecture and Design and Hooding Ceremony 

Parking and Security 

Graduates and guests may park free in university student parking areas on campus, but should avoid staff parking areas.

The arena’s large-event security protocol will be enforced at all ceremonies. 

Guests may carry one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches.

Metal detectors will be placed at all arena entrances. 

Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited on all university property, including in private vehicles parked on university property.

For more information on what items are allowed in the arena as well as the security policy, visit the commencement website or contact the Thompson-Boling Arena management office at 865-974-0953.