Student Life News

Class of 2021 Orientation Sessions Kick Off Next Week

The Office of New Student and Family Programs has been hard at work preparing to welcome nearly 5,000 members of the class of 2021 and all new transfer students for the The New Vols Experience: Summer Orientation. The first session begins on May 30.

Student Disability Services: New Name, Same Mission

UT’s Office of Disability Services has been renamed Student Disability Services (SDS). The office partners with the campus community to enhance campus diversity by creating equitable access for students.

73-year-old Graduate, ‘Bored with Retirement,’ Embarks on Law Career

Tom Winston is not your typical UT grad. The 73-year-old has been the associate dean of the medical school and the director of the hospital and clinics at the University of California–Davis, and he’s served as CEO of several health care organizations. “I decided to go to law school because I was bored with retirement,” he said.

Five Ways New Graduates Can Succeed in Their First Post-College Job

More than 3,000 UT seniors will embark on a new journey after they graduate next week. Many will begin their first post-college jobs, while others will take internships or fellowships or attend graduate school in the fall. UT’s Center for Career Development aims to reach all undergraduates early in their college careers to help them achieve their goals after graduation.

What’s Open on Campus This Summer?

As the spring semester comes to an end, some offices and buildings will change operating hours for the mini-term and summer sessions.

UT’s First Declaration Day Event Reaches Thousands Online

UT Admissions has declared Monday’s Declaration Day live broadcast—a first-of-its-kind event celebrating the May 1 college confirmation deadline—a huge success. The hour-long program celebrated the campus and students who are choosing to come to UT in the fall. “It’s our national signing day,” said Kari Alldredge, vice provost for enrollment management. “We wanted to take

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