Office of the Registrar


Fall 2018 Commencement 

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Please check back - we will post more details about Fall 2018 Commencement as they become available. 

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

Summer Graduates
Although there is not a summer commencement program all summer graduates are invited to participate in the fall commencement ceremony and will have their names published in the commencement program. The Office of the Registrar will begin to post summer degrees on the last day of summer term, which is August 3, 2018.

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.

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





Last Updated: 6/20/18