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Student Success Center Offers Tips to Finish Semester Strong

It’s almost over! Just a few more days of class and exams then it’s time for some rest during winter break. Even though the semester is winding down, read through these tips from the Student Success Center’s Executive Director Anton Reece to help you finish off your semester strong.



Everything You Need to Know About Graduation

Are you a senior graduating in a few weeks or next semester? The Office of the Registrar has some information to help you prepare for your biggest day at UT. Find helpful tips, timelines, and information related to upcoming commencement ceremonies.


What’s Open During Thanksgiving Break?

There are no classes on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27. If you plan to stay in Knoxville during the break, remember that university offices will be closed but residence halls will remain open. Hodges Library will close at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25. The library will reopen and return to its regular schedule at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 28.


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There’s Still Time for Us to Win the Orange-Blue Blood Drive

As of last night, Kentucky has collected 392 more pints than the Vols. There’s still time for us to pull out a win! Stop by HPER today and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to donate, and you will receive a free T-shirt and treats from area restaurants. See a list of additional campus donation locations.



Help Us Beat SEC Rivals During Game-Winning Food Drive

The annual food drive is still under way, and we want to win for the third year in a row! Drop off canned food donations at TRECS and the Student Aquatic Center until November 30. Items will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank and surrounding area food pantries. As of Monday, UT had collected 19,000 cans, including the Homecoming Tower of Cans competition donations, providing approximately 12,375 meals to those in need so far.


Take a Moment to Complete Your Fall Course Evaluations

Did you know that your course evaluations are used in a variety of ways that help us improve the overall student experience? Instructors use them to review and improve teaching and course materials, department heads and deans use them for faculty performance reviews, and students can use them to select instructors for future classes. Please take a few minutes to complete your fall semester evaluations.


Present Your Research at National Conference

Students in all fields and disciplines are invited to present their research at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research April 7–9. Meet peers and faculty working in similar research fields, learn how research and scholarship is conducted in a wide range of fields, and hear about graduate school and employment opportunities. The deadline to submit research abstracts is December 2. The Office of Undergraduate Research will provide partial travel scholarships for up to sixty students to attend.

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Hear About Digital Humanities During Lecture Series

Wayne Graham, head of research and development at the University of Virginia Scholars’ Lab, will speak at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow in the Hodges Library Auditorium as part of the Illuminations Digital Humanities Series, which invites thinkers, scholars, and technologists in the digital humanities to share their work.

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