Here’s what you need to know:
- Campus events such as speakers, performers, and cultural activities will be offered with protective measures.
- TRECS will be open with social distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols.
- Academic support services and health and wellness services will include in-person and virtual options.
Students will have plenty of ways to experience campus life while following the necessary health and safety guidelines for the protection of the campus community.
Student support offices will offer services both in person and online.
- The Academic Success Center provides resources such as academic coaching, advising, tutoring, study groups, and educational workshops.
- The Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration offers career resources and workshops.
- University Libraries offers a wealth of services along with areas for study, meetings, and hanging out.
Physical layouts of common spaces in the Student Union, residence halls, sorority and fraternity houses, and other areas will will be adjusted to promote social distancing.
Students will still be able to set up a hammock at Humanities Plaza or find a quiet spot in Hodges Library. New spaces for comfortably engaging in online classes will be available to both on- and off-campus students.
Students will have opportunities to attend and engage with events and activities to create unforgettable memories. Events may be smaller, include protective measures, and offer in-person and virtual options.
Health and wellness
- The Student Health Center provides in-person and telehealth appointments.
- The Student Counseling Center provides access to counseling services and resources.
- 865-974-HELP is available 24/7 for students in distress to receive additional support from the Office of the Dean of Students.
Leadership opportunities and student organizations
From residence hall life to student government, there will be no shortage of ways for students to become involved. More than 450 student organizations are recruiting members.
Students will be able to build connections and find community with fellow Volunteers through special interest groups, honor societies, clubs, and other outlets.
- Student leadership opportunities are available that fit a range of interests.
- Employment opportunities help develop professional skills.
- The Jones Center for Leadership and Service provides opportunities to grow and serve.
- The Center for Student Engagement creates innovative and inclusive ways to build connections and create community.
- Multicultural Student Life offers programs, leadership development, and opportunities for involvement.
- Student Media provides ways to get involved in print, digital, and video production.
RecSports will provide in-person and virtual fitness classes and programs. TRECS will be open with social distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols.
Sororities and fraternities
Panhellenic Council sorority recruitment and Meet the Greeks for National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) will be virtual. Interfraternity Council (IFC) recruitment will be hybrid with both in-person and virtual events.
Students can enjoy plenty of favorite rituals on campus, with a few modifications to keep everyone healthy and safe.
- The Torchbearer still has a burning flame and is still a great spot for selfies (with a mask).
- The Rock is ready to be painted. Show off your creativity (with a mask).
- Big Orange Fridays will be as spirited as ever (with a mask).