The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes fans to campus this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Akron Zips. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. CSS will televise the game.
Parents and families of UT Knoxville students will descend on the campus this weekend for Fall Family Weekend, hosted by the Parents Association. Highlights of the weekend include the fourth annual Family Weekend Silent Auction, the Big Orange Tailgate, and a Sunday brunch. Programming on Friday night provided by Student Activities and the Parents Association include the Fall Fest Street Fair and Ben Rector Concert.
Five Knox County students won cash prizes for business plans they developed while attending the week-long Empowered Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Camp at UT.
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.
Many changes and ongoing projects will greet new and returning students and their families arriving on campus this weekend for move-in day. Some roads have been narrowed or closed since the spring, while others have been widened and reopened. Work continues on the new Student Union, a new residence hall, the new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, the John Tickle Engineering Building, and development of Sorority Village at Morgan Hill.
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.
More than 4,200 freshmen begin classes Wednesday, August 22, at UT. They are Top 25-caliber students culled from one of the largest group of applicants the university has seen in recent years. Move-in begins Saturday, August 18, for more than 7,300 new and returning students who will converge on UT’s twelve residence halls.
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.
Youngsters looking for some entertainment and excitement as the summer winds down might want to explore … the library. “No matter the time of year or age, kids should be reading,” said Miranda Clark, director for the Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature. “Get them as excited about reading as they are about other activities.”
Living Light, the university’s energy-efficient, solar-powered house, is traveling to Chattanooga as part of a multi-city tour of the state from July 20-29. This is the home’s last stop before it comes back to Knoxville where it will reside at the UT Gardens.