Current Students News

Your Survival Guide to Homesickness

The beginning of college is a major change, an exciting yet challenging time for you. Some of you might experience difficulties during the adjustment to college life, including homesickness. UT’s Student Counseling Center offers these tips for helping you cope with feelings of homesickness.

Campus Welcomes Fans to Arkansas State Game Saturday

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UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the football game against Arkansas State University. Kickoff is set for noon EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Red Wolves. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. The new SEC Network will televise the game. Tickets are still available for the game.

New Faces in Student Life: Jennifer Pierce


Jennifer Pierce joins UT as a new assistant director in the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life. Jennifer oversees thirteen sororities within the Panhellenic Council.

National Geographic Hosts Young Explorer Grants Events at UT


The National Geographic Society has chosen UT to host a set of events on September 20 promoting its Young Explorers Grants program. From documenting threatened animals to exploring canyons, the program supports students ages eighteen through twenty-five pursuing field projects in research, exploration, and conservation.

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.