Commencement News

Gastronomical Graduation: 16 Complete UT Culinary Institute Program

Sixteen food enthusiasts — college students, retirees and working professionals in a variety of fields, including some already in the food service industry — graduated Wednesday, Dec. 2, from the Culinary Institute at UT Knoxville. This is the fifth class to graduate from the institute since it started in October 2007.

UT Knoxville Video Featured on Front Page of YouTube

Dolly Parton’s speech to the 2009 graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences was one of four commencement videos featured on the front page of recently, resulting in great exposure for UT Knoxville.

Soldier-daughter Surprise Reunion at Arts and Sciences Commencement Brings Audience to Feet, Tears

For Jennifer Willis, a graduate in the College of Arts and Sciences, Commencement was particularly bittersweet. Though she was surrounded by family and friends, one important person was missing from the audience: her father, Staff Sgt. Timothy Willis. What Jennifer didn’t know was that her father’s chain of command approved his request to start his leave early so he could see her graduate in person.

Capacity Crowd Expected Friday for Arts and Sciences Commencement

UT Knoxville will give East Tennessee native and acclaimed musician Dolly Parton an honorary doctorate degree during the College of Arts and Sciences Commencement ceremony, 9 a.m. Friday, May 8, at Thompson-Boling Arena. Graduates and their guests are expected to fill the arena to capacity.