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Commencement Spring 2022

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

No cost
graduates in robes

Congratulations, Graduates!

Our commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 4 p.m., at Thompson-Boling Arena. The ceremony will be preceded by our Graduation Celebration reception and exhibit of student work, from 1-3 p.m. in the A+A Building.

Watch for details about pinning up your work for Graduation Celebration and RSVPing for the reception.

Read all details about spring 2022 commencement.


Meet our 2022 commencement speaker, Nick Dryden

Nick Dryden (B.Arch, ’95) is a third-generation architect in Tennessee. His grandfather and then father have led Allen N. Dryden Architects in Kingsport since the 1920s. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design with honors, Dryden started his career in Nashville to carry forward his family’s tradition of passionate design. Since establishing Dryden Architecture and Design in 2001, Dryden has garnered many accolades for his work. Projects under his leadership have received local, state and national awards and have been featured in multiple publications including Architectural Record, Metropolis, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Currently, Dryden is focused on a diverse range of project types including corporate offices, adaptive reuse, residential, commercial, neighborhood master planning and mixed-use development in Nashville and throughout the Southeast.


Can’t attend in person? Enjoy watching the commencement ceremonies live:

The health of our Volunteer family and the surrounding communities remains our top priority. Due to COVID-19, events in our college are subject to change. Please familiarize yourself with the current COVID-19 protocols on campus. For last-minute changes to this event, check this page as well as the college’s Facebook page.



May 22
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
No cost


Jennifer Flatford


Thompson-Boling Arena
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202
Knoxville, TN
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