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Additional Commencement-Related Events

Colleges, departments, and affinity groups may host their own graduation celebrations. Several annual spring campus-wide traditions, including I Heart UT Week and Torch Night: A Farewell to Thee, typically take place at the end of the school year to celebrate graduating seniors.

Additional celebrations include the following:

  • Grad Finale
    • March 21 – 23, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom A
    • Hosted by the VolShop
  • Torch Night: A Farewell to Thee
    • May 17, 8 p.m., Ayres Lawn
    • Hosted by the Office of the Chancellor and Student Government Association
  • Lavender Graduation
    • Spring 2023 TBD
    • Hosted by the Pride Center
  • Multicultural Graduation
    • Spring 2023 TBD
    • Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Life
  • I Heart UT Week
    • Spring 2023 TBD
    • Hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs
  • College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement and Hooding Ceremony
    • Spring 2023 TBD
    • Hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Honors & Scholars Commencement
    • May 19, 10:30 a.m., Student Union Auditorium
    • Hosted by the Honors & Scholars Programs
    • Webcast TBD

For questions regarding these events, please contact the responsible department. If your department hosts a large commencement-related event that you would like to request to have added to this list, please contact commencement@utk.edu.