Student Life News

Eclipse 2017: Everything You Need to Know

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path that is 2,500 miles long and 70 miles wide, from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.

Peyton Manning Awards Scholarships to Four Incoming Freshmen

UT alumnus and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was at his alma mater today to award scholarships to four incoming freshmen. This year’s scholarship recipients are Emma Kate Hall of Lebanon, Tennessee; Grace Neiman of West Point, Nebraska; Sydney Peay of Spring Hill, Tennessee; and Blake Turpin of Knoxville.

‘Volunteering with the Vols’ Project Kicks Off Thursday

From working at food banks in multiple states to sprucing up neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Atlanta to working at a summer program for kids in rural Tennessee, students and alumni around the country are joining forces this summer to underscore UT’s volunteer tradition.

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.