PULASKI, Tenn. – Martin Methodist College (now the University of Tennessee Southern) is pleased to announce the graduation schedule for both the 2020 and 2021 academic years.
UTS (formerly MMC) will hold graduation on Saturday, May 1, 2021, on the Campus Green, with the Curry Christian Life Center (CLC) serving as the rain location. To comply with guidelines put in place due to the nation-wide COVID-19 pandemic, UTS (formerly MMC) plans to break graduation into three ceremonies. For each ceremony, a graduate may invite a maximum of four guests each.
The two ceremonies for the class of 2021 will be broken down by degrees:
9:00 a.m. Class of 2021 M.B.A., B.B.A., B.S.N.
11:00 a.m. Class of 2021 A.A., B.A., B.S.
The ceremony for the class of 2020 will include all graduates:
1:00 p.m. Class of 2020 All Graduates
And for graduates who may feel more comfortable, UTS (formerly MMC) will also hold a virtual ceremony, with details to follow.
“We so look forward to bringing graduates to campus, in person, to walk across their beloved Campus Green and receive the recognition they deserve,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Judy Cheatham. “We tend to take simple things—like graduation—for granted, but no more. We are grateful for the opportunity to bring our campus family together to celebrate this important milestone in the lives of students.”
“This will be a memorable day for our students and their loved ones as we gather—safely—to celebrate the achievements of our graduates,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Daniel McMasters.
“We are excited to announce plans for those who have experienced a delay due to the pandemic and for those who have completed their studies this fall and spring,” said UTS (formerly MMC) President Dr. Mark La Branche. “Necessary precautions will be in place to ensure a safe and joyous occasion for our graduates.”
For questions regarding graduation, please contact Mrs. Casey Capps, Associate Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Tennessee Southern, formerly Martin Methodist College, is the newest member of the University of Tennessee System. Founded in 1870 , UTS offers (number of degrees) associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees. UTS is located on an historic campus in Pulaski, among the beautiful rolling hills of southern Middle Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Southern is convenient to both Nashville (70 miles north) and Huntsville, Alabama (40 miles south).