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.
A section of Melrose Avenue in front of Hess Hall and Hodges Library will close from Thursday, July 26, to Friday, August 3, for repaving and site enhancements.
The University of Tennessee’s Morgan Hill will soon welcome its first sorority women as Sorority Village opens its first set of houses for the fall semester. UT expects seven houses to be completed this fall, with as many as 270 women living in the development by the end of the semester. UT anticipates at least three houses opening in time for fall classes, which begin August 22.
Starting this Wednesday and continuing for the next two weeks, traffic will be slow along a section of Volunteer Boulevard in front of Hodges Library, the pedestrian walkway, and Claxton Education Building.
UTPD has partnered with BAIR Analytics Inc. to provide RAIDS Online, an online, public crime mapping system. The partnership will help keep members of the university community informed about crime that occurs on campus and in the area. RAIDS Online provides a map and crime analysis data. UT community members can use the map, data grid, and analytics to learn more about specific incidents and reports.
Seniors Jayanni Webster, Abbey Schaplowsky, and Corie Fine were working together on a class project when they realized how diverse their own lives were—and how the campus as a whole is full of thousands of individuals, each with their own differences. From this idea came “Dialogue: A Conversation on Race and Religion at UT,” a film screening and panel discussion devised as a way to create a safe, inclusive way for students to talk about different social issues.