Student Life @ Summer School
When you come to UT, you’ll automatically be part of our campus community. As you become more involved in the academic and extracurricular life of campus, you will become a part of smaller communities of your peers and other students whose interests match your own. Important communities and lifelong friendships develop by living in any of UT’s residence halls.
UT would like to help you expand your horizons beyond our campus—not only to help prepare you for a future as a member of the global community, but also to help bring the global community to UT. We have many great programs and facilities on campus that promote a culture of diversity and will help you broaden your horizons.
Ready for the World
Are you ready to watch? Ready to listen? Ready to go? Ready for the World is part of a long-range plan to transform the campus into a culture of diversity that best prepares students for working and competing in the 21st century. Many campus-wide opportunities are associated with this initiative, including films, concerts, conversations, seminars, and more. Get ready for your future—get ready for the world!
Black Cultural Center
The Black Cultural Center (BCC) is a gathering place for all students to enjoy programs and activities that promote awareness of African American culture and foster an atmosphere of interaction, participation, and understanding among students of all cultural backgrounds.
Office of Multicultural Student Life
Multicultural Student Life contributes to an inclusive learning environment by enhancing institutional efforts in retaining and graduating students prepared for a diverse global society. We promote the academic success, equality, and leadership development of students through programs and services that holistically address cultural, educational, and civic growth. The office is located in the Black Cultural Center, where all students welcome!
Center for International Education
The Center for International Education (CIE) is the office that provides students with information about overseas study, research, work, volunteer projects, and travel.
The I-House is a place to meet and learn about people of diverse cultures through participation in dance lessons, cooking and culture nights, language tables, an international film series, and "global hour" discussions.
RecSports is the Recreational Sports organization at UT Knoxville. Part of the Dean of Students Office, RecSports serves students, faculty, and staff by providing excellently maintained facilities for almost anyone interested in sports or fitness. RecSports has a number of divisions, including aerobics, aquatics, intramurals, outdoor recreation, sports clubs, and much more.
If you're interested in outdoor recreation, the RecSports folks offer trips (like kayaking and hiking), a climbing wall, and equipment rental—and they'll even tune up your bike so you can cruise around our campus on your own steam!
TRECS is the primary facility of RecSports, but we think it's so grand that it deserves separate mention. Pronounced "TEE-REX" (like the dinosaur), the Tennessee Recreational Center for Students has something for everyone: an enormous recreational space including a four-court gymnasium for basketball and volleyball, an indoor track, racquetball courts, fitness areas for cardiovascular and strength training, multipurpose studios for aerobics and martial arts—plus a game area, a pro shop, a casual dining area, and an outdoor deck by the pool.
The UT Intramural Sports Program is a division of RecSports dedicated to providing all members of the university community opportunities to participate in recreational events in a fun and safe environment. The program offers a wide range of team, dual, and individual activities including flag football, sand volleyball, dodgeball, ultimate Frisbee, and much more.
Dates & Deadlines for Continuing Students
- February 27, 2013–Priority registration begins
- March 5–Registration begins for Seniors
- March 7–Registration begins for Juniors
- March 12–Registration begins for Sophomores
- March 14–Registration begins for Freshmen
- May 8–Mini session begins
- May 29–Mini session ends
- May 30–First and full summer sessions begin
- July 3–First summer session ends
- July 8–Second summer session begins
- Aug 9–Second and full summer sessions end
- Note: These dates are tentative and subject to change