Welcome Week 2012 News

Changes and Additions to Campus Parking

Traffic Cones

Several changes and additions have been made to UT’s parking inventory for fall semester in order to accommodate students, faculty, and staff during campus construction.

UT Welcomes 4,200-Plus ‘Top 25 Caliber’ Freshmen as the Class of 2016

More than 4,200 freshmen begin classes Wednesday, August 22, at UT. They are Top 25-caliber students culled from one of the largest group of applicants the university has seen in recent years. Move-in begins Saturday, August 18, for more than 7,300 new and returning students who will converge on UT’s twelve residence halls.

Upgraded Humanities and Social Sciences Building Prepares to Open

HSS hallway

Students starting class next week will find a newly remodeled Humanities and Social Sciences Building, complete with more modern furnishings and high-tech facilities. The building features newly configured classrooms with brightly colored chairs that are set on wheels and spin in all directions, smart boards, new carpet and fresh paint with bold accent walls.

Student Advising Policy

Prior to advance registration, all degree-seeking students who have earned fewer than thirty hours at UT, are on academic probation, or have not declared a major within a specific college, are required to meet with an advisor during each main term of the academic year

Construction Under Way on First New Residence Hall in Forty Years

new residence hall

By the fall of 2014, UT will have its first new residence hall in forty years. The new residence hall, on Andy Holt Avenue at the corner of Melrose Avenue, will house 700 undergraduate men and women in two-person suites and four-person super suites. The suites are double occupancy rooms with a shared bathroom. The super suites are arranged similarly, but connect to a common living room and shared bathroom.

Academic Standing Policy for Students

UT Knoxville expects all students who enroll to make progress toward graduation. To graduate, a student must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. The university reviews students’ academic records at the end of each term to determine academic standing. The undergraduate catalog contains additional requirements for specific programs.

Beginning of the Semester Reminders for Students

Students returning for the call 2012 semester should check their schedules on MyUTK frequently. It is possible that changes have been made, so students should be sure to know what time and where their classes are meeting.

Electronic Mail Policy for Students

It is important that the University of Tennessee be able to communicate quickly and efficiently with its students via e-mail. The official University of Tennessee policy requires that all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students must have an activated university-supplied e-mail address.