Current Students News

Steam Plant Conversion Continues

Big changes are already taking place at the UT Steam Plant as part of its ongoing conversion project. The project, which began in March, includes the elimination of coal use at the plant through the replacement of the plant’s coal-fired boilers with high-efficiency, natural gas/fuel oil boilers.

Humanities Center Lecture Series Begins September 3 with Art Scholar

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American art scholar Alexander Nemerov will kick off the UT Humanities Center’s third annual Distinguished Lecture Series on September 3. Nemerov’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is entitled “Lewis Hine in the Southeast: Child Labor Photographs, 1908–1912.”

Parking Tips and Reminders

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The start of the semester is a high-traffic time for campus and the surrounding area. The Office of Parking and Transit Services has put together some tips and reminders for parking on campus.

Experience Football Game Day Traditions This Sunday

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Are you ready for UT’s first game of the season against Utah State on Sunday? Before you make your way to the stadium for the 7:00 p.m. kick-off, make sure to get in the Vol spirit by joining in on some of UT’s most beloved gameday traditions.

Newest VolShop to Hold Grand Opening on August 29 and 30

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The university will celebrate the grand opening of its new VolShop at the University Commons development on Friday and Saturday, August 29 and 30. The new store, next to Wal-Mart, is the latest satellite location of the main VolShop. Door prizes and giveaways are planned throughout the day from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Heading to University Commons? Take the Trolley

With the new University Commons retail complex now open, our campus community has more local shopping options. We also now have the option of getting there by taking the Vol Line free trolley. The Walmart opened earlier this month and the development’s other anchor tenant—Publix—opens Thursday.

New Faces in Student Life: Rachel Wedding McClelland

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Rachel Wedding McClelland, director of student media, joined the UT Knoxville staff this summer from Indiana State University where she advised the Indiana Statesman newspaper and yearbook publications.