Division of Student Life News

Five Things for You to Do in October

Fall break is just around the corner, and Halloween is just a few weeks away. We’re almost halfway through the semester, but there’s still plenty for you to do around campus and in Knoxville. Here’s our top picks for five things for you to do this month.

University Cuts Big Orange Ribbon on New Student Union


On Friday, the university celebrated the midpoint of the largest building project in its history. More than thirty people lined up to cut the ceremonial orange ribbon, which spanned the width of UT’s new pedestrian bridge, at the dedication of the new Student Union.

Campus Community Invited to Friday’s Student Union Dedication


The campus community is invited to the dedication of the new Student Union at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 11. The event will celebrate the midpoint in the multiyear project and will include a ribbon cutting across the Pedestrian Bridge.

WUOT Talks to Jenny Richter, Ashley Blamey About Sexual Assault


WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Jennifer Richter, associate vice chancellor and director of UT’s Office of Equity and Diversity, and Ashley Blamey, director of the Center for Health Education and Wellness, about UT’s policy regarding sexual assault on campus.

In the Red Zone: How to Prevent Sexual Assault


The Center for Health Education and Wellness wants the university community to help change the statistics of sexual assault on college campuses. Red Zone is a term used to describe the period in the fall semester when students are statistically more at risk for sexual assault.

Call for Nominations: Courage to Climb Awards

As a commitment to celebrating and supporting UT’s outstanding students, the Courage to Climb award seeks to recognize those who show promise in the areas of research, community service, promotion of civility and inclusion, leadership development, and/or campus involvement.

A Reminder About Location Changes of Certain Student Life Offices


Have you had the chance to visit the first phase of the new Student Union? Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff, as well as incoming new students and their families at orientation, have explored the new 142,000-square-foot building since it opened on June 1.

University Housing to Host 5K and Fun Run

University Housing will host its first Fainting Goat 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, March 7. Check-in is at 8:00 a.m. in Circle Park, 1327 Circle Park Drive, and the race begins at 9:00 a.m. The event is open to the public.