Students moving into Massey Hall last week might have thought they were seeing double…make that triple. That’s because Matthew, Luke, and John McCarty—three of a set of quadruplets from Crossville, Tennessee—are among this year’s freshmen, and they are living in Massey Hall.
Welcome Week 2012 News
As thousands of students began a new semester this week on the UT campus, one family is adding a significant boost to the freshman enrollment. The McCarty brothers are quadruplets, and three of them started classes at UT on Wednesday.
This past Saturday was Move-in Day on UT’s campus. More than 4,200 freshmen packed up their most prized possessions, recruited family and friends—preferably with strong arms—and made the trek to their new residence halls rooms. One of their move-in helpers was Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, who wasn’t afraid to break a sweat lifting large boxes and bins.
You’ve arrived on campus and you’re excited, nervous, busy, and, maybe, a little bit homesick. Don’t worry, it’s normal.
The University of Tennessee’s new Sorority Village on Morgan Hill now has three houses occupied by sorority chapters. Chapters Delta Zeta and Alpha Chi Omega moved in earlier this week. The women of Kappa Delta are moving in this weekend.
Crews are working diligently to complete sidewalks around the structure and expect to re-open the Rock in time for the start of the semester on Wednesday.
Eric Liu, author of The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker, will visit campus Tuesday to address the Class of 2016. Liu will speak at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in Thompson-Boling Arena. The event is open to the public and free parking is available in G-10 parking garage.
Move-in day is Saturday, August 18, and it’s a busy—and exciting—day for students and parents, as well as our faculty and staff. Residence halls open at 8:00 a.m. for women and 2:00 p.m. for men. Volunteers from the community will be on hand to help unload cars, and university staff will be available to answer questions for students and their families.
Many changes and ongoing projects will greet new and returning students and their families arriving on campus this weekend for move-in day. Some roads have been narrowed or closed since the spring, while others have been widened and reopened. Work continues on the new Student Union, a new residence hall, the new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, the John Tickle Engineering Building, and development of Sorority Village at Morgan Hill.
A campus road is getting a spirited facelift, just in time for the new academic year. Peyton Manning Pass is being painted to look like UT’s Shields–Watkins football field. The project was made possible from UT’s Senior Gift Campaign fund. The work involves the painting of a Power T in the center and two checkerboard end zones.