Current Students News

Ninety-Eight Students Travel to Seven Cities for Alternative Fall Break

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Ninety-eight students will spend their fall break helping the impoverished, feeding the hungry, and assisting people with disabilities. Alternative Fall Break trips, coordinated through the Center for Leadership and Service, help fulfill the center’s mission to educate and engage all students to lead and serve in the global community.

Nominate Outstanding Students for Courtside Experience

The Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with UT Athletics, will give students an opportunity to watch UT basketball games from the comfort of Smokey’s Sofa, a courtside experience at Thompson-Boling Arena.

UT Engineers Reaching Out to Little Systers in Area High Schools

Systers: Women in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is turning its attention to high school students in Knox County with its Little Systers event, carried out with the help of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ East Tennessee group.

What’s Open on Campus During Fall Break?


If you plan to be on campus during fall break, you might be wondering what will stay open and what operating times will be different Thursday through Sunday.

Students from UT and India Partner to Promote Clean Drinking Water

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Students from UT’s Haslam College of Business are partnering with college students in India to promote clean drinking water through Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program. This international program provides water-cleansing packets to developing countries.

Students Benefit from Regal Scholars Program

The Knoxville-based Regal Entertainment Group’s foundation invests $100,000 each year in the program. For Volunteers from lower-income families, the need-based scholarships help make the dream of earning a degree from UT a reality.

Five Things for You to Do in October

Fall break is just around the corner, and Halloween is just a few weeks away. We’re almost halfway through the semester, but there’s still plenty for you to do around campus and in Knoxville. Here’s our top picks for five things for you to do this month.

Experience Learning Student Spotlight: Sahba Seddighi

“We all respond to stress in different ways. Some get headaches. Some get heart disease. But the underlying mechanisms for the basis of this variation is not fully understood,” Sahba Seddighi told Quest magazine last October. A senior in the College Scholars Program, she studies neuroplasticity—how the brain changes as a result of life experiences. >> Video