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More than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees this week. Commencement ceremonies will be held Friday and Saturday on the UT campus.

The university-wide fall commencement ceremony is set for 9:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15, at Thompson-Boling Arena. The university will honor alumnus Charles O. “Chad” Holliday, chairman of the board of Bank of America and former CEO of DuPont, with an honorary doctorate in engineering. He will be the featured speaker.

Several graduate hooding ceremonies will take place Friday across the campus. All ceremonies are being webcast.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, December 14

College of Business full-time MBA Hooding Ceremony, 10:00 a.m., Alumni Memorial Building Cox Auditorium. Watch online.

College of Business Executive MBA Hooding Ceremony, 1:00 p.m., Alumni Memorial Building Cox Auditorium. Watch online.

Graduate Hooding Ceremony, 4:30 p.m., Thompson-Boling Arena. Watch online.

Saturday, December 15

Fall Commencement, 9:00 a.m., Thompson-Boling Arena. Watch online.

Friday’s graduate hooding ceremony and Saturday’s commencement ceremony will be shown on UTTV, the campus television channel. UTTV is channel 65 on campus and channel 194 on Comcast digital cable.

For more information, including details on parking, visit the commencement website.

C O N T A C T :

Karen Simsen (865-974-5186,