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Volunteer Value Offers Admissions Information for Employees’ Families

The campus community is invited to attend Volunteer Value, a unique undergraduate admissions program designed for UT employees with high school- and college-aged children. The program will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, in the Wolf-Kaplan Room at Neyland Stadium.

Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour Spreads Vol Cheer at Nine High Schools


The first Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour concluded Thursday with a stop at Farragut High School. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek brought great news to thirty Knox County students this week by dropping into their classrooms to hand deliver an offer of admission. The Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour began on Sunday, September 20, and traveled more than 1,300 miles to visit nine high schools in eight cities across the state. Seniors who applied to UT in early August were among the first to be admitted to the Class of 2020.

Head to the Park During October for Smoky Mountain Field School Courses

A landscape shot of the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Smoky Mountain Field School has a slate of workshops planned for October, a beautiful time of year to explore the Smokies. Take a day hike to Mount LeConte, learn about bears, get comfortable with orienteering by map and compass, and learn about Cherokee plant lore.

Fall Plant Sale Preview for Employees Friday at UT Gardens

UT Gardens is holding its fall plant sale from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m Saturday, September 26. A preview sale will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, September 25, for all UT Gardens volunteers and members and UT employees. Members will receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. If you are not a member yet, you will also be able to sign up for a membership at the preview sale and receive the member discount on plants.