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Graduation Information for Faculty and Staff

Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremony

University of Tennessee - Knoxville Thompson-Boling Arena
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37996
Friday, December 11, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.


The Macebearer

A male faculty member in graduation robes walking with the College's wooden mace held up.The macebearer will line up in the faculty and staff staging area and will lead the stage party and the faculty and staff processional.  The macebearer should arrive at the Thompson-Boling Arena one hour before the ceremony.  The mace will be provided at the Arena. The macebearer should wear academic regalia.

 

Banner Carriers

The banner carriers will line up in the faculty and staff staging area and should arrive at the Thompson-Boling Arena one hour before the ceremony. They will process into the ceremony before the stage party and the faculty and staff. The academic banners will be provided at the Arena when the banner carriers arrive. Banner carriers will wear academic regalia.

 

Stage Party

If you are a member of the stage party, please plan to arrive at the Thompson-Boling Arena one hour before the event. Please wear your academic regalia.

Volunteers will be there to assist you with lining up in the appropriate order.

 

Faculty and Staff Regalia Rental

Faculty and staff who wish to participate in the graduation processional and need to rental academic regalia may do so through the Pellissippi State Bookstore by completing the regalia rental form. The deadline to submit the rental form to the Bookstore is October 26.

 

Faculty and Staff Processional

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the commencement processional. Please arrive at the Thompson-Boling Arena one hour before the event. if you plan to walk in the processional. Please wear your academic regalia.

The faculty and staff processional staging area will be on the arena floor level.  

A row of male and female faculty members dress in graduation robes at a graduation ceremony.

Volunteers

If you are volunteering to assist at the Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremony, please sign up through the Doodle Poll that will be sent prior to the event by the Student Affairs Office. Please arrive at the Thompson-Boling Arena by 4:30 p.m. so that you are in your assigned place at 5:00 p.m. on December 11.   

Please plan to attend a volunteer training session.  The volunteer training schedule is:

  • Tuesday, December 1st at 2:00 p.m., College Center, Hardin Valley Campus
  • Wednesday, December 2nd at 10:00 a.m., College Center, Hardin Valley Campus

 

University of Tennessee - Knoxville Thompson Boling Arena

For directions to the Thompson-Boling Arena, please visit their website http://tbarena.com/directions.aspx.