Current Students News

Two New UT Honors Programs Welcome First Students

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. 

Photos: Campus Community Gathers for Eclipse

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. 

Sight Unseen: Army Vet Chooses UT Because of Commander’s Rave Reviews

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.

Pedestrian Walkway Banners Highlight UT’s Culturally-Based Greek Organizations

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;

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Student Parking Updates for the Fall 2017 Semester

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

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Rocky Top Ready: UT Prepares to Welcome Students Back to Campus

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Move-In 2017

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

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