UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver addressing the Class of 2019.

UT Martin to host multiple in-person commencements Nov. 21

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host three in-person commencement ceremonies Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center, to celebrate the spring, summer and fall 2020 graduates. Social distancing and CDC guidelines will be implemented during the ceremonies to promote safety for graduates and their families.

“While we are certainly disappointed we cannot all gather together to celebrate our graduates achievements, we are thankful we will be able to honor the class of 2020 in a safe manner,” UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver said. “Hosting three commencements in one day is unlike anything we’ve ever done before, but I am confident each ceremony will be meaningful to our graduates and their families in the midst of these uncertain times.”

The 2020 fall commencement ceremonies are scheduled by academic colleges:

  • 10 a.m.: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Global Affairs
  • 2 p.m.: College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Graduate Programs
  • 6 p.m.: College of Education, Health and Behavioral Sciences

Each ceremony will be livestreamed via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/utmartin and YouTube at www.youtube.com/utmartin for those who are unable to attend. Graduates who are not attending the in-person ceremonies will be recognized virtually after the in-person attendees are announced.

The commencements will feature remarks from UT President Randy Boyd, UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver, UT Martin Provost Philip Acree Cavalier, UT Martin SGA President Hunter McCloud, Campus Minister Amanda Crice and UT Martin Alumni Association President Victor Andrews. Andy Lewter, vice chancellor for student affairs, will also announce the recipients of the Paul and Martha Meek Award during the respective ceremonies.

All graduates and guests are required to wear face masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines during the ceremony.

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at 731-881-7615.


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