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Chancellor’s Update for Students: April 16, 2020


Hi Vols! We miss you here on Rocky Top.

I know this is hard for each of you trying to complete the semester. You’ve all been great about this.

I know it’s especially hard for our graduating seniors. This is not how any of you expected to leave Rocky Top. I want you to know that we are planning face-to-face commencement exercises for later in the year as soon as health officials tell us it will be safe.

But in the meantime, in May, we want to recognize the accomplishments of our graduates.

So we’re planning some virtual exercises.

To seniors, yesterday we sent you an email and I hope you’ll look at it and be sure and respond because we’re asking you for information that we can use to lift up your accomplishments and recognize you in some virtual exercises.

And be on the lookout. There’s some special surprises that should be coming in the mail to each of you.

You know, this is a hard time at Rocky Top and I want you to know that we’re thinking about you.

I know the whole community, to all the other students who are listening to this, Help us celebrate our seniors’ successes and the successes of our graduate students.

Thanks for all your hard work and go Vols!