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Spring 2022 Commencement

Graduation Application Deadlines:

The college requests that all spring/summer 2022 graduation candidates submit their graduation application no later than Friday, January 22, 2022, for communications purposes.

The graduation application can be located by logging into your MyUTK account.  If you have questions, please contact Jenny Flatford at or 865-974-6714.

Details about the Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

College of Architecture and Design Commencement and Hooding Ceremony (Undergraduate/Bachelor Candidates and Graduate/Master’s Candidates): Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m.; will be held at Thompson-Boling Arena

University Graduate and Professional Hooding Ceremony (Graduate/Master’s Candidates only): Friday, May 20 at 8:30 a.m.; will be held at Thompson-Boling Arena

Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony Information

  • A mandatory meeting for all students participating in the spring 2021 commencement will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 
  • Students who graduate in Summer 2022 may participate in the college’s spring commencement ceremony.
  • Spring 2022 Torch Night: Thursday, May 19, at 8 p.m.; will be held at the Ayres Lawn

General Information:

Day-of Commencement Information:


  • Friday, May 20 – Graduate Hooding
  • Sunday, May 22 – College Ceremony + Hooding


  • Commencement regalia (cap/gown with the UT stole and separate hood) can be purchased at the VolShop.
  • Interior Architecture Hoods: Available to borrow from the ASID/IIDA President or to purchase
  • Spring 2022 Grad Finale (in-person event) – March 21 – 23, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom A. Attendees will receive 10 percent off caps and gowns and 20 percent off diploma frames during the event.

2022 Student Information Sheet

The Student Information Sheet for Spring 2022 Commencement and Hooding is due Friday, February 4, 2022. Please open and download the PDF.  Do not fill out the PDF prior to the download. If you have any issues or questions about the Student Information Sheet, contact Jennifer Flatford at or 865-974-6714.


  • Masks are required for all speakers, graduates and guests.
  • Tickets:
    • Graduate entry: Not required for graduate entry.
    • Guest entry: There are no current plans to require tickets for guests. The Office of the Registrar will contact graduates if that changes.
  • Entry:
    • Doors will open 90 minutes before the ceremony start time for graduates and guests.
    • Graduates will enter the arena at the lower level Media entrance. 
    • Guests will enter at the upper level gates. 
  • New for fall 2021: all graduates will participate in a processional.
  • The university’s clear bag policy will be in enforced.

More information can be found here.