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UT Knoxville Named StormReady University by National Weather Service

UT Knoxville has been recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady® university. StormReady encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and public awareness in partnership with their local National Weather Service office. UT Knoxville is the largest university in the state to achieve StormReady status.

UT to Close Estabrook Drive April 10-11, Andy Holt Avenue April 17-18

UT Knoxville will close Estabrook Drive between Neyland Stadium and Cumberland Avenue on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, as part of the construction of the Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building. Estabrook Drive is expected to reopen on Monday, April 12. Construction work on a section of Andy Holt Avenue has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18. The section of Andy Holt Avenue is expected to reopen on Monday, April 19.

Section of Andy Holt Avenue to Close April 10-11

UT Knoxville will close the eastbound lane of Andy Holt Avenue between Volunteer Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, as part of the current phase of renovations to Neyland Stadium. The westbound lane of Andy Holt Avenue next to the University Center and the Haslam Business Building will remain open to one-way traffic from Phillip Fulmer Way.

UTPD ‘Ties One On for Safety’ This Holiday Season

Officials from the UTPD recently joined fellow law officers from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol and representatives from the Governor’s Highway Safety Council in support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)’s “Tie On One for Safety” campaign.

UT Welcomes Fans to Final Home Football Game Saturday

UT Knoxville welcomes football fans to campus this Saturday for the year’s last home football game. Kickoff for the Volunteers’ game against the Vanderbilt University Commodores is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Neyland Stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

Construction Closures on Campus

A portion of Chamique Holdsclaw Drive will close on Sunday, Nov. 8, for approximately 18 months due to the construction of a new football training center. The street will be closed for vehicular and pedestrian traffic from Lake Loudoun Boulevard to Pat Head Summitt Street.

UT Welcomes Fans, Alumni to Homecoming Game Saturday

UT Knoxville welcomes football fans and alumni to campus Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff for the Volunteers’ game against the Tigers of the University of Memphis is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Neyland Stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU, marking UT’s first-ever football appearance on the ESPN-owned network specializing in college sports. The traditional Vol Walk will begin at 5:20 p.m. at the Torchbearer statue on Volunteer Boulevard.

Check Out UTPD on Facebook and Twitter

The University of Tennessee Police Department feels it is very important to be involved with the campus community. With this in mind, UTPD has set up a Facebook and a Twitter account to help further reach the community. The pages will be updated regularly with different events and programs hosted by UTPD and important safety announcements. Become a fan of UTPD at facebook.com/utkpd and follow the deparment on at twitter.com/utpolice.