Are you ready for life on Rocky Top? Campus will be bustling all weekend with students arriving for the fall semester. Move-in day for most first-year students is Saturday, August 15.
Division of Student Life News
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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 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.
UT supporters will have the chance to play golf with some well-known names while raising money for scholarships benefiting African-American students. The eleventh annual Alex Haley Scholarship Benefit Auction and Celebrity Golf Tournament takes place Sunday and Monday, May 4 and 5. A reception and auction will take place on Sunday at the Marriott Hotel ballroom in downtown Knoxville. Former UT lettermen will team up with golfers at Monday’s golf tournament at Gettysvue Polo, Golf, and Country Club, and the winning team will represent UT at the Acura College Alumni Team Championship at Pinehurst.
UT today took steps to revoke Pi Kappa Phi’s registration following a decision by the fraternity’s national office to close the chapter. The chapter cannot recolonize at UT until August 2017. The national office of Pi Kappa Phi notified the UT chapter on Friday, November 29, of its decision to close the chapter because “members were unable to abide by the fraternity’s standards of conduct.”
Vincent Carilli, current vice president for student affairs at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, will be UT’s new vice chancellor for Student Life. He will begin on January 1, 2014. Carilli previously worked at UT as dean of students from 2000 to 2001 and as associate dean of students from 1998 to 2000. He has also held academic leadership positions at Southern Illinois University and East Stroudsburg University.
All four candidates for vice chancellor for student life have completed campus visits as part of the interview process. The archived webcasts for each candidate’s public session are now available on the search website. The search committee will be receiving feedback through the online anonymous web link until noon on Tuesday, October 8.
Vincent Carilli, the final candidate for vice chancellor for student life, will host a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Carilli is vice president for student affairs at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Each of the candidates’ public sessions will be recorded and made available on the search website on October 3.
C. Renee Romano, the third of four candidates for vice chancellor for student life, will hold a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Romano is vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each of the candidates’ public sessions will be recorded and made available on the search website on October 3.