Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Additional information will be announced at a future date. Communication will be sent out to graduating seniors via their @ut.utm.edu email accounts. Please be sure to check it regularly for updates and deadlines for graduation.

Steps to Graduation for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Step 1: Apply for Graduation via Banner Self-Service. See “How to Apply” below for those instructions and information
  • Step 2: Be sure to speak with your advisor and graduation specialist to ensure that you are on track to meet your graduation requirements
  • Step 3: Participation in the Commencement Ceremony is optional. However, if you plan to attend the Ceremony, you can purchase a cap and gown through the bookstore.
  • Step 4: Register for mandatory Senior Exit Exam through the UTM testing center.
  • Step 5: Clear account of any holds including the Bursar’s Office, Library, or Financial Aid Exit Counseling. Important! Holds will prevent the mailing of your diploma.
  • Step 6: Graduation Day. Arrive at the Elam Center as early as 45 minutes prior to ceremony time.
  • Finally: Review the After Graduation section for more information.
How to Apply for Graduation
  • Students (Undergraduate and Graduate) applying for graduation must apply online through Banner Self-Service
    • Please use the Intended Date of Graduation Application link in the Student Records tab.
  • Students are eligible to participate in graduation ceremonies upon completion of ALL requirements for the degree. Students participating in the graduation ceremonies will not receive the degree until they have fulfilled all degree requirements. Students receiving degrees in the previous August may walk in December.
  • RSVP Information will be sent out once details have been determined.
Fall 2022 RSVP Deadline

Students with a Fall 2022 graduation date will be contacted via email and text message (opt-in required) with the link to RSVP. The RSVP Deadline for Fall 2022 is November 11th at 5:00PM.

Walk Early
  • You may request from your college dean to walk in the commencement ceremony the semester prior to all your course work being completed, you must meet the following conditions.
    • Presentation of Documentation demonstrating inability (rather than choice) to attend the semester your course work is complete.
      • Examples of "inability" may include, but are not limited to: deployment to military duty, secured employment outside a 200-mile radius that requires you to work on Saturdays, graduate school acceptance outside a 200-mile radius that requires you to attend classes on Saturdays, etc.
    • Documentation of courses left to take after the semester you are requesting to participate in commencement.
    • Recommendation and signature of the dean.
  • Your request will be reviewed by the Registrar’s Office and additional communication will be sent if seating is available.
  • Fall 2022 RSVP Deadline is November 11th at 5:00PM
  • Click Here to Access Request to Walk Early
Senior Exit Exam

All students are required to complete the Senior Exit Exam (s). Students will not be eligible to graduate until the exam(s) have been completed. If you are not sure if you need to take the test or have questions, please contact the department of your major.

Graduation Tickets

Additional information will be announced at a future date.

Distribution of Tickets

Graduating students will be able to pick up their six (6) tickets from 330 Clement Hall starting April 25th at 8:00AM. Tickets will also be available at the Grand Finale in the Elam Center held on April 28th between 4PM and 5PM. Ticket pickup will conclude May 5th at 5:00PM. Tickets not picked up by May 5th at 5:00PM will be available to other graduates. Photo ID is required to pick up tickets.

If any extra tickets are available, these will be available at the Alumni tent that will be set up in front of the Tom and Kathleen Elam center one hour prior to the ceremony start time.

Commencement Day Etiquette

Additional information will be announced at a future date. Communication will be sent out to graduating seniors via their @ut.utm.edu email accounts. Please be sure to check it regularly for updates and deadlines for graduation.

Graduation Attire

Regalia is in stock at the bookstore through the day of graduation; you can come into the bookstore at anytime between now and May 6th to purchase your regalia. We will also be at the Elam Center on graduation day before your ceremony should you need any last-minute graduation items. You can also order online through November 5th at utm.shopoakhalli.com if you would like your regalia to be mailed to you.

Important Note: DO NOT IRON YOUR REGALIA! UTM uses Greenweaver gowns that are made from recycled water bottles. Using a hot iron will melt your gown; you can use a steamer to remove any wrinkles.

How to Wear Your Bachelor's Cap and Gown

How to Wear Your Master's Cap and Gown

Arrival Time

Additional information will be announced at a future date. Communication will be sent out to graduating seniors via their @ut.utm.edu email accounts. Please be sure to check it regularly for updates and deadlines for graduation.

Commencement Ceremony Process

Additional information will be announced at a future date.

Accessibility

We follow ADA guidelines for special seating for disabled guest and one companion; if special parking and/or seating is needed please call the Office of Disability Services at 731-881-7719.

Parking
Pictures

The University has arranged for a professional photographer for the ceremonies who will photograph each graduate as he/she crosses the stage to receive congratulations from the platform guests. All orders are handled strictly between the graduate and the photographer.

Graduation Flowers

Additional information will be announced at a future date.