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Spring 2024 Commencement

Graduation Application Deadlines:

The college requests that all spring 2024 graduation candidates submit their graduation application no later than Friday, March 15, 2024.

The graduation application can be located by logging into your MyUTK account. All graduating students are encouraged to fill out the college’s and the .

Details about the Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremonies

College of Architecture and Design’s Graduation Celebration: TBA.

College of Architecture and Design Commencement and Hooding Ceremony (Undergraduate/Bachelor Candidates and Graduate/Master Candidates): Thursday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena. on the university commencement page.

University Graduate and Professional Hooding Ceremony (Graduate/Master’s Candidates only): Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m.; will be held at Thompson-Boling Arena.

: Wednesday, May 15, at 8 p.m.; will be held at the Ayres Lawn. Students must register to attend Torch Night. This is a university-wide event.

Additional Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony Information

  • A mandatory meeting for all students participating in the spring 2024 commencement will be held TBA. 
  • Students who graduate in Summer 2024 may participate in the college’s spring commencement ceremony.
  • BArch, MArch, LArch, and IArch students who plan to participate in the spring ceremonies must purchase a cap/gown bundle in addition to a hood.

General Information:


  • Tickets:
    • Graduate entry: Not required for graduate entry.
    • Guest entry: There are no current plans to require tickets for guests. The Office of the Registrar will contact graduates if that changes.
  • Entry:
    • Doors will open 90 minutes before the ceremony start time for graduates and guests.
    • Graduates will enter the arena at the lower level Media entrance near G-10 garage
    • Guests will enter at the upper-level gates. 
  • Graduate and Guest Exiting:
    • Graduates will exit at the concourse level following the conclusion of the commencement ceremony.
  • No guests will be permitted on the arena floor.
  • All graduates will participate in a processional.
  • The university’s clear bag policy will be reinforced.

More information can be found .