Awarding Degrees and Convocation

Approval date:                       
Next Scheduled review:          December 2014

Policy Statement

Degrees are conferred by the President of the University of Tennessee or designee.

Policy Explanation and Procedures

The college follows the UTHSC policy related to Awarding of Degrees.

Attendance at Commencement and Graduation in Absentia

Attendance at commencement is required for graduates in the CHP. The dean must approve requests for graduating in absentia.

College Convocation

The college has one convocation ceremony each year following the spring term. College and program academic awards are presented at the convocation.   The college does not have a convocation ceremony for the fall graduation in December. The Office of the Dean is responsible for activities related to the convocation ceremony. Information can be found on the website at Attendance at the convocation ceremony is required for graduates in the college. The dean must approve requests to be absent from convocation.


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