Student Life News

Local Media Outlets Spotlight Big Orange Meal Share


The Big Orange Meal Share program, which launched in January, allows students to donate their unused guest meals and allows others to contribute funds to benefit students in need. Anagha Uppal, a junior in the College Scholars Program, and Melissa Shivers, associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students, worked together to bring the program to life. Media outlets showcased the Big Orange Meal Share.

UT Collecting Donations for Relief Efforts in South Carolina

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In response to the recent events that have devastated friends and loved ones in South Carolina, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is collecting money and needed goods to support the relief efforts in Columbia, South Carolina.

Ninety-Eight Students Travel to Seven Cities for Alternative Fall Break

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Ninety-eight students will spend their fall break helping the impoverished, feeding the hungry, and assisting people with disabilities. Alternative Fall Break trips, coordinated through the Center for Leadership and Service, help fulfill the center’s mission to educate and engage all students to lead and serve in the global community.

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.

Student Union Open; Changes to Locations of 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.

Welcome to Campus, New Vols!


UT is rolling out the orange carpet to welcome new Vols to campus during its annual Welcome Week. The week is designed to help first-year and transfer students get settled. Events kick off Saturday, August 15, as students move in to residence halls beginning at 8:00 a.m.