Welcome Week 2010 News

Volunteer Staff say ASK ME!

More than 200 UT staff members are volunteering across campus today and tomorrow as part of the ASK ME! welcome program. From Circle Park to the Hill to Joe Johnson Drive on the agriculture campus, representatives from the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and will be helping students find their way around and handing out useful information to those acclimating — and reacclimating — themselves to campus.

Matisyahu Performs on UT Campus for Welcome Week

Matisyahu alongside opener Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, in the Humanities Amphitheater on UT campus. Admission is free for this Welcome Week event, which is open to UT students, faculty and staff.

Cheek, Summitt and Pearl Paint the Rock, Welcome Students

Welcome Class of 2014! Painted in neon orange spray paint on one of the campus’ most recognizable landmarks, the message was hard to miss. Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt and men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl painted The Rock on Sunday to welcome the freshmen class.

Welcome Week Brings UT Students to Campus with Tradition and Fun

Students will make their way back to UT Knoxville this weekend for the 2010-2011 school year. Welcome Week, a long-standing tradition at UT that gives students a glimpse of campus life, kicks off Saturday, Aug. 14, as both new and returning students move into residence halls.

Torch Night: A Don’t-Miss Tradition

Welcome to UT Knoxville for the 2010-11 academic year! There’s a lot to keep in mind at the start of the school year: where you’ll live, finding your classes, buying books. But one of the most exciting parts of arriving on campus – whether it’s your first time, or you’re a seasoned veteran – is taking part in the many UT Knoxville traditions that make you a Volunteer.

Move-in Day Made Easy

Move-in weekend is almost here. TN Today offers some helpful tips for getting moved in and getting around campus. Residence hall check-in begins Saturday at 8 a.m. for women and 1 p.m. for men. University staff will be on hand to assist students and families. Students moving in to the residence halls can utilize temporary parking areas around each hall, in the University Center Parking Garage and in staff lots.

Help Welcome Students to UT Knoxville

University Housing is once again recruiting faculty and staff to help welcome students to campus. You won’t have to move furniture, lift boxes or otherwise work up a sweat as students arrive. Instead, University Housing is looking for volunteers to simply be in the lobbies or behind the front desks welcoming students and their parents, and to identify yourself and your position in the university.

UTPD Suggests Safer, Quicker Routes for Campus Pedestrians

Andy Holt Avenue at Phillip Fulmer Way is one of the busiest intersections on campus, and UTPD is encouraging members of the campus community to use the pedestrian bridges at the University Center as an alternative to using the crosswalks to ease its congestion.