Graduation Information for Faculty and Staff
May 2015 Commencement Ceremony
University of Tennessee - Knoxville Thompson-Boling Arena
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37996
Saturday, May 9 @ 4:00 p.m.
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 by 3:00 p.m. The mace will be provided at the Arena. The macebearer should wear academic regalia.
The banner carriers will line up in the faculty and staff staging area and should arrive at the Thompson-Boling Arena by 3:00 p.m. 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.
If you are a member of the stage party, please plan to arrive at the Thompson-Boling Arena by 3:00 p.m. 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 March 6.
Faculty and Staff Processional
Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the commencement processional. Please arrive at the Thompson-Boling Arena no later than 3:00 p.m. if you plan to walk in the processional. Please wear your academic regalia.
The faculty and staff processional staging area will be on the bottom floor, at the arena floor level. To access this area, take the elevator or the stairs down one level from the lobby.
If you are volunteering to assist at the May 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 12:30 p.m. so that you are in your assigned place at 1:00 p.m. on May 9. Please wear professional attire and your Pellissippi State nametag.
Please plan to attend a volunteer training session. The volunteer training schedule is:
- Tuesday, April 28th at 2:00 p.m., College Center, Hardin Valley Campus
- Wednesday, April 29th 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.