Office of the Registrar


December 2017 Commencement Ceremony

Date:  Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m.
Location: John F. Savage Arena, Main Campus

Click here to view the University Commencement web page for more information on College-specific ceremonies.

Commencement Details
Graduates should plan to arrive by 9:00 am the morning of commencement.  Please leave personal items like coats and purses with guests.  There are no facilities available for storing these items.  Additional details about the commencement ceremony will be published early in the fall semester. 

Commencement RSVP (required)
Additional details regarding RSVP'ing for commencement will be published early in the fall semester.

Accessibility Information
Check back in early fall for a list of our accessibility Frequently Asked Questions.

Ceremony Information
The Commencement ceremony is Webcast live. Click the following link to view the ceremony over the Internet:  

Summer Candidates
All summer graduates are invited to participate in the fall commencement ceremony and will have their names published in the 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 is 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: 8/2/17