It won’t be long before University of Tennessee students are enjoying the new and long-awaited RecSports fields on Sutherland Avenue. The 40-acre complex will open early in the spring semester.
A veterans reunion, the annual campus parade, and a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act are among the events highlighting this year’s Homecoming celebrations. Homecoming events begin Sunday and culminate on Saturday, November 3, when the football Vols take on Troy in Neyland Stadium. Kickoff is at noon.
Renovations to the Commons in Hodges Library are almost complete and a large portion will open in mid-October. The Commons have been undergoing renovations since early summer.
WBIR Channel 10 takes a look at UT’s FUTURE program, an initiative that gives students with intellectual disabilities the chance to attend college. The program began last year at UT through a grant from the US Department of Education. Students attend specialized classes and audit one academic and one physical education class per semester. “They don’t necessarily
UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Florida. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., with gates opening at 4:00 p.m. ESPN will televise the game, and also will broadcast its live ESPN College GameDay program in Circle Park, outside Neyland Stadium, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday.
This past Saturday was Move-in Day on UT’s campus. More than 4,200 freshmen packed up their most prized possessions, recruited family and friends—preferably with strong arms—and made the trek to their new residence halls rooms. One of their move-in helpers was Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, who wasn’t afraid to break a sweat lifting large boxes and bins.
The University of Tennessee’s new Sorority Village on Morgan Hill now has three houses occupied by sorority chapters. Chapters Delta Zeta and Alpha Chi Omega moved in earlier this week. The women of Kappa Delta are moving in this weekend.
Crews are working diligently to complete sidewalks around the structure and expect to re-open the Rock in time for the start of the semester on Wednesday.
Eric Liu, author of The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker, will visit campus Tuesday to address the Class of 2016. Liu will speak at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in Thompson-Boling Arena. The event is open to the public and free parking is available in G-10 parking garage.
Several changes and additions have been made to UT’s parking inventory for fall semester in order to accommodate students, faculty, and staff during campus construction.