This academic year marks the launch of two new Honors and Scholars programs enrolling about 365 additional honors students—dramatically increasing the number of UT students who benefit from honors programming.
The Volunteer Bridge Program, UT’s dual enrollment program with Pellissippi State Community College, is welcoming 210 students this year—the largest group since the program launched in 2011.
More than 5,000 people gathered on the Ayres Hall lawn on Monday to view the solar eclipse. Attendees snacked on Moon Pies, Sun Chips, cookies, and popcorn, and watched the live stream from NASA of the total eclipse.
US Army veteran and incoming sophomore Rachel Danneker decided to become a Volunteer even though she’d never set foot on our campus before. Danneker joins a growing population of veterans and active-duty service members who enjoy a range of services and a supportive network that helps them transition to college life.
Over the weekend, more than 4,000 new students moved into residence halls and attended a picnic, Torch Night, and Rocky Top Rally as a welcome to campus.
New banners along Pedestrian Walkway are on display until September to celebrate the university’s cultural-based fraternal organizations (CBFO). The 11 chapters highlighted on the banners are a part of the university’s Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). UT has four Greek councils: the Interfraternity Council;
Parking and Transit Services has made some changes to help accommodate parking needs as we begin a new school year. All students need a 2017-18 UT parking permit to use campus lots. Students must purchase their permit online. The permit will arrive in the mail; a temporary permit PDF will be provided at the time
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches opens its doors on Wednesday, August 23, in the newly renovated Thompson-Boling Arena dining area. The location features the full Which Wich menu and will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The new dining option replaces McAlister’s Deli, which closed at the end of April. The remodel also
Classes begin next week and more than 6,000 new students are expected on Rocky Top. As of today, UT is expecting 4,828 freshmen and 1,232 transfer students. Numbers change daily and aren’t final until the 14th day of class. “We’re trending to have a larger freshman class than last year,” said Kari Alldredge, vice provost for enrollment management.
Are you ready for life on Rocky Top? Campus will be bustling next week with students arriving for the fall semester. Many students will be moving into their residence halls throughout the week for activities such as Ignite and sorority recruitment. Move-in day for most first-year students is Saturday, August 19. For detailed information about