In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Tennessee at Martin will hold a virtual commencement at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 2, in lieu of the traditional in-person ceremony. The event is closed to the public and all participants will engage in social distancing in order to comply with CDC COVID-19 control guidelines.
The commencement will feature remarks from UT President Randy Boyd, UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver, UT Martin Provost Philip Acree Cavalier, UT Martin SGA President Devin Majors, Campus Minister Amanda Crice and UT Martin Alumni Association President Amy West. Andy Lewter, vice chancellor for student affairs, will announce the recipients of the Paul and Martha Meek Award, and Doug Cook, chair of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts, will serve as the Mace Bearer during the procession.
The ceremony will be live-streamed via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/utmartin and YouTube at www.youtube.com/utmartin. The ceremony will be archived on YouTube with closed captioning included for later viewing.
In recognition of the more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students receiving degrees, the name and photo of each graduate will be aired during the ceremony.
An in-person graduation ceremony is currently being planned for August 2020 in the Elam Center. More information will be released about this event as further decisions are made.
For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at 731-881-7615.