Information regarding 2018 Commencement

KNOXVILLE— The Johnson University 2018 Commencement is approaching. All JUTN graduates are advised to review the following information for Commencement on May 5.
For those that have not yet picked up regalia,there will be a second Regalia pick up set from 12-5 p.m. April 16-20. Regalia can be picked up at the back door of the Registrar’s Office.


Rehearsal will take place at 2 p.m. May 4 in the PW Gymnasium. Only graduating seniors and faculty are to attend the rehearsal. Graduates will need to bring their regalia to rehearsal for photos.

Following the rehearsal, there will be a faculty reception held at 3:30 p.m. at the White House for graduates and their immediate family.

Commencement Attire

Graduates are not permitted to decorate or alter their caps or gowns. Graduates that arrive to the ceremony with an altered cap or gown, will be provided and charged for new regalia. This charge will be added to the graduate’s student account.

Men should wear a button down shirt, tie, dark pants, and dark dress shoes. Women should dress modestly and suitably for the occasion.


The Commencement will take place at 4 p.m. May 5 at the Sevierville Convention Center, located at 202 Gists Creek Rd in Sevierville, TN 37876.

Graduates are to arrive at the convention center at 2 p.m. There will be a separate entrance for graduates, marked by signs. Guests are advised to arrive early to avoid traffic delays.

The event will be livestreamed for those who will not be able to attend. To watch via livestream, visit the Johnson University livestream  the day of Commencement.

For additional information or questions contact Registrar at

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