Current Students News

Fall Semester 2015 Flex Plan Refunds

The time frame to request a refund of any unused Flex Dollars is December 11-31, 2015. During this time, you will be able to log on to your MyUTK account, click the link in the “Important Messages” section, and submit your refund or rollover selection for any unused Flex Dollars.

Dog’s Best Friend: Being Smokey’s Handler


Jared Bruhin and John Edwards might have two of the most coveted jobs on campus. They’re Smokey’s handlers and his best pals. Bruhin and Edwards are responsible for everyone’s favorite bluetick coonhound while he’s on campus for game days and other appearances.

Lesson Inspires Students to Organize Human Trafficking Awareness Event


A class discussion about an enslaved African prince in the 1600s has inspired a group of UT undergraduate students to help stop modern-day human trafficking. The inaugural Human Trafficking on Rocky Top event will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. It is free and open to the public. Local experts will speak and an involvement fair will follow the presentation.

Culinary Program Team Takes Home Wins in Chefs Event

Greg Eisele, UT Culinary Program director, and a team of students from the program competed against fifteen other chef teams in the March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction event and placed first in the buffet presentation category and third in the plated sampling category.

New Off-Campus Housing Website Launches Today

The Off-Campus and Commuter Services Office launched a new housing website, Off-Campus Housing Service. The site is designed to simplify the housing search for students, parents, faculty and staff, and area property owners and managers.

Fall 2015 End-of-the-Semester Academic Procedures

It is hard to believe it is mid-November and the end of the semester is upon us. Before we begin to think about Thanksgiving and winter break, I write to remind you of the following policies, drawn from the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the Undergraduate Catalog.