Office of the Registrar


Fall 2019 Commencement 

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: John F. Savage ArenA

9 A.M. Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

    • Doctoral Candidates (all colleges)
    • College of Arts and Letters
    • Judith Herb College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


    • College of Business and Innovation
    • College of Health and Human Services
    • College of Medicine and Life Sciences
    • College of Nursing
    • University College

Inclement Weather Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019

We will post more details 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commencement ceremony and will have their names published in the commencement program unless otherwise indicated as do not publish.

Commencement Program 
All students wishing to have their names published in the Fall 2019 Commencement Program must apply for graduation by 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019. If you do not wish to have your name appear in the Commencement Program please email and request to not have your name published.

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 by Paradigm Inc. 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,  your unofficial transcript through the myUT Portal. Follow instructions for viewing unofficial transcripts online.

How to update diploma mailing addresses
Students can verify the diploma mailing address that is currently on file by viewing their application for graduation. To view your application go to the Student tab in the myUT portal and select the Student Profile link found in the upper right hand corner of the page.  Select the 'Active' link in the Graduation Information section (middle of the page) to access your application.  Here you will find all of the information you included when you submitted your application. 

If your diploma mailing address is different from what is displayed then complete the Diploma Address Change web form. Diploma address changes can be made up until the last day of the graduating term.

Cap and Gown
Academic Regalia for all students is available for purchase from the Main Campus University Bookstore. Cap and gowns will be available for purchase from the Main Campus University Bookstore. The UT Bookstore will hold a Graduation Fair on November 12th and 13th from 11 am to 6 pm.  Pre Order your cap and gown at **Cap and Gown Pre-order deadline for fall 2019 is October 6th.

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. View the University's Graduation with Honors Distinction Policy for complete details.

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

 Graduating Seniors First Destination Survey
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Last Updated: 9/20/19