Ceremonies are planned for the dates and times listed below (all times are Eastern Standard TIme). Ceremonies are open to May and August 2021 graduation candidates and May 2020, August 2020 and December 2020 graduates who did not participate in a Fall 2020 commencement ceremony. Ceremony capacity is limited. Participants must RSVP to reserve their place at one ceremony.
- Wednesday, April 21
- Thursday, April 22
- Friday, April 23
- Saturday, April 24
- Sunday, April 25
Mandatory Campus COVID-19 Protocols
Graduates and their guests are expected to observe campus COVID-19 protocols while on campus, including during commencement ceremonies. Those include:
1. Wearing a mask that covers one's mouth and nose at all times.
2. Observing social distancing protocols of six feet while seated.
3. Not altering or tampering with seating, strapping, or decals on furniture.
4. Observing directions for entering and exiting campus facilities.
5. Following directives issued by UTC law enforcement, security, or other authorized personnel.
There will be a zero tolerance policy for non-compliance with safety protocols and non-compliant guests will be escorted from the arena.
Guest parking is available for each of the ceremonies in the following lots on campus: Lot 32, 33, 34 and the 5th Street Garage (Lot 31). Accessible disability parking is available in Lot 20. These lots can be viewed on the Parking Map.
The University has arranged for a professional photographer, through GradImages, to be present at the ceremony and capture the moment for each family. The GradImages staff will be wearing red vests, so they'll be highly visible and easy to locate.
Complimentary proofs will be mailed to your home within one week. Be sure to update your addresses in your MyMocsNet account. Images will also be posted online at the photographer's website and should be available to view within 48 hours. Inexpensive, quality enlargements may be requested online or by mail, phone, or FAX. See contact information below. If you do not receive the proof in the mail within two weeks, you may wish to inquire directly. Graduates are under no obligation to order any enlargements.
Learn more at gradimages.com or call (800) 261-2576.
Prohibited items in McKenzie Arena
Creating a safe and secure environment for all of our guests and employees is a high priority at McKenzie Arena. We take the necessary measures to provide an environment where our guests can enjoy the ceremony without concern. Arena security personnel reserve the right to determine the method of security checks as deemed necessary including the use of metal detectors and handheld wand scanners, the search of jackets, clothing and other items. Details are published on the McKenzie Arena website.
For other questions please review our Frequently Asked Questions page.