There will not be a commencement ceremony for those graduating in August. Students who wish to participate will be allowed to return to the University for the December commencement ceremony. Exceptions may be made to this policy for extenuating circumstances. Students requesting to walk in a commencement other than the semester that the degree is conferred, are required to request prior-approval. An "Exception to Walk in Commencement" should be filed by the student (the form may be found on the ONLINE Forms page of the Graduate College website) at least four weeks before the end of the semester. The completed form is to be electronically signed by the student's advisor, department chair, and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. Students may participate in only one (1) commencement ceremony for each degree earned at Tennessee Tech University.