Office of the Registrar


May 2018 Commencement Ceremony-Undergraduate Students

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: UT Glass Bowl
Arrival Time for Students: 8:45 a.m.
Commencement Guide: Spring 2018 Undergrad Commencement Guide

May 2018 Commencement Ceremony-Graduate Students
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: UT Glass Bowl
Arrival Time for Students: 2:00 p.m.
Commencement Guide: Spring 2018 Graduate Commencement Guide

Click here to view the University Commencement web page for more information.

Commencement RSVP (required)
All graduation candidates have been sent an email with a link to MarchingOrder where they can verify their graduation information and RSVP as to whether they plan to attend the spring commencement ceremony.  The deadline to RSVP for spring is April 6, 2018.  Candidates can access MarchingOrder website at  Questions about accessing MarchingOrder or the graduation information displayed there should be directed to

Commencement Details
Please leave personal items like coats and purses with guests.  There are no facilities available for storing these items.  Additional details regarding the ceremony can be found in the commencement guide for each ceremony listed above. 

Commencement Program
A program listing all graduation candidates, their college, program, and majors, will be distributed before and during the commencement ceremony. Please note, candidates who apply to graduate after, March 1, 2018 will not have their names appear in the commencement program. If you have questions or concerns, please email

Summer Candidates
All summer candidates are invited to participate in the spring commencement ceremony and will have their names published in the commencement program. Please note, summer candidates who apply to graduate after, March 1, 2018 will not have their names appear in the spring 2018 commencement program. 

Cap and Gown
Academic Regalia for all students is available for purchase from the Main Campus University Bookstore.

When are diplomas mailed? What happens after Commencement? 
Following commencement and after all, grades are posted, the colleges begin the task of clearing students for graduation.  This means the college reviews final grades to determine that all degree requirements have been met and notifies the Registrar's Office when the degree can be awarded. Once cleared by the college, the Registrar's Office posts the degree to the transcript and orders the diploma from Paradigm Inc.  The diploma is printed and then mailed to the student at the address listed on the graduation application. Students will receive an email to their UT student email address once the diploma has been mailed.  This clearing, posting, and ordering of diplomas are ongoing for about 45 days past commencement. 

To verify that your degree has been awarded, graduates should view their unofficial transcript through the myUT Portal. Follow instructions for viewing unofficial transcripts online.

The actual honors awarded at the time a degree is posted is based on the final cumulative GPA. The diploma will show the honors awarded with the degree.  If honors changed as a result of final grades received, the diploma is reordered. This may cause a delay in the receipt of the diploma.

Contact Information
For questions or comments, please contact the Graduation Processing department at





Last Updated: 3/14/18