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Dates and Deadlines

Tuesday, February 28
Deadline for ordering caps and gowns.
$25 late fee for orders after this date.

Friday, March 6
Deadline to turn in ‘Intent to Graduate’ form.
To complete the online form click here.

Monday, April 6
Deadline to request to march or change name for commencement program.

Friday, April 17: Drop-in from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Passport to Graduation (Graduation Rehearsal)
All candidates should attend the rehearsal to ensure that you understand how the line-up and commencement ceremony will be conducted. The instructions candidates receive at these meetings are crucial to ensure that each ceremony runs smoothly.

Online students who live more than 175 miles from the main campus (Bristol, TN) are waived from attending rehearsal.

Tuesday, April 28: 6 p.m.
Nursing Pinning Ceremony – Knoxville Campus
West Park Baptist Church
Knoxville, Tennessee

Thursday, April 30: 6 p.m.
Nursing Pinning Ceremony – Bristol Campus
First Presbyterian Church
Bristol, Tennessee

Friday, May 1: 6 p.m.
Baccalaureate Service
First Presbyterian Church
Bristol, TN 37620

Saturday, May 2: 8:30 a.m.
Graduates line up for Commencement on the Oval.
King University (Bristol Campus)
1350 King College Road
Bristol, TN 37620

Saturday, May 2: 10 a.m.
Commencement service begins.

*Schedule is subject to change.