Current Students News

Five Things for You to do in August 2016

Explore Knoxville Head around town and sightsee, shop at a locally owned business, or grab a bite to eat at the unique restaurants scattered throughout the city. See a full list of things to do around our city. Enjoy the Warm Weather Take a walk around one of the city’s many parks or grab your bike (or

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Lifelong Vol Starts Freshman Year

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When Kristina Brown moved into her UT residence hall earlier this week, it wasn’t the first time she had stepped foot on campus. The freshman has been cheering on the Volunteers at football games for the majority of her life. Kristina and her younger brother started attending Family Weekend tailgates at a young age, but this year’s tailgate will be Kristina’s first Family Weekend as a student.

Updates Made to Campus Sexual Assault Policy

UT is committed to creating and sustaining a living, learning, and working environment that is free from sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and retaliation.

Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares His Story with Freshmen


The course of US astronaut Scott Kelly’s life was changed by reading a book. So it was especially fitting that Kelly, a UT alumnus who spent an unprecedented year in space about the International Space Station, spoke to freshmen during the annual celebration of Life of the Mind, a shared reading experience that is part of First-Year Studies 100.