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Office of the Registrar

East Tennessee State University


Congratulations Spring 2019 graduates!

We look forward to celebrating with you on
Saturday, May 4, 2019!

 *Free guest WiFi will be available at the Graduation Ceremony under the network ETSUGuest5


Security Information

Safety is a top priority at these events.

Students and guests are encouraged to arrive early to accommodate the additional security measures, which include metal detectors and bag searches.  Any unsearchable bag, container or package will not be allowed into the facility.

Graduates will be allowed to carry personal items such as cell phone, car keys and wallets on the floor level of the ETSU Mini-Dome as long as they are secured under regalia.  Name cards are the only items that should be held in hand by graduates while on the floor. Students are encouraged to leave personal items in their vehicles or in designated coat rooms.  Exceptions will be made for medical reasons.

Prohibited items in the Dome include but are not limited to alcohol products, illegal drugs, firearms or any weapons.  Animals are not allowed with the exception of trained service animals.

Graduates and visitors are encouraged to only bring essential items to the ceremony in order to expedite the security process.

For more information, call Andrew Worley at 423-439-6114.


Ceremony Schedule

Ceremony Schedule

Ceremony times are assigned by college.  Find your college and analyst by clicking here or checking your Degree Works audit.  

The graduation ceremony for Spring 2019 graduates will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 in the ETSU Mini-dome at the following times:

10:00 am

Arts & Sciences
Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences
Public Health
Pharmacy (Undergraduate only)
Global Sport Leadership (Graduate only)


3:00 pm

Business & Technology
Clemmer College
Biomedical Sciences (Graduate only)
Continuing Studies & Academic Outreach


Graduation Ceremony Tips
Commencement Program
The Spring 2019 commencement program will be posted here in early May 2019
Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation Rehearsal for Spring 2019 graduates will take place Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Students will attend the rehearsal that corresponds with the time of their ceremony.  A time schedule can be found in the table above.  Rehearsal will be held in the ETSU Mini-Dome.  Final instructions will be given at this time.

You may also view the Rehearsal Information PowerPoint for more information.

Attendance at the Graduation Ceremony
Each graduation ceremony will last approximately 2 hours. While participation is not mandatory, we encourage students to attend, so we can celebrate graduation together.

Please note graduates will not be allowed any carried personal items other than a name card on the floor level of the ETSU Mini-Dome.  Graduates are encouraged to leave personal items in their vehicles or utilize the coat rooms.  Security and other staff will be available to assist students in finding appropriate storage for personal items.  Exceptions may be granted for medical reasons.  Cell phones should be secured in pockets.

View the Graduation Ceremony Live
Graduation Parking


Click here to download a printable graduation parking map.

Click here to view an interactive ETSU campus map.

The following is some information and tips to help you and your guests find convenient parking on campus.

  • Please note that there are two graduation ceremonies occurring at 10 AM and at 3 PM.  Please keep this in mind and plan accordingly for possible traffic delays.

  • Parking will be permitted on both the East and West sides of ETSU Mini-Dome.  The parking garage will be open.  Access to the west end of campus and the parking garage will be from the west side only.   Enter from State of Franklin Road via Jack Vest Drive only. (See the Parking Map above)

  • All ETSU parking lots will be open and available for parking.  No permits required.  Fire lane, handicap, service vehicle and no parking areas will be enforced.

  • Parking for disabled guests is available at any appropriately marked space.  Entrance for disability seating is located on the west side of the ETSU Mini-Dome near the parking garage.  (View numbers 2 and 3 on the Parking Map above)  Details will be available at graduation rehearsal.

  • We request that all guests attending Graduation Ceremonies park on ETSU's campus.

  • Police, parking attendants, and security personnel will be available to direct traffic and help find parking.

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