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All Updates


Continuing Our Social Distancing Measures

April 03, 2020 at 2:57 pm - Please do not come to campus unless necessary.

Campus Update for April 2

April 02, 2020 at 4:06 pm - A roundup of campus news and information.

Update on Summer Term Plans

April 01, 2020 at 11:18 am - We will continue online-only instruction through the summer.

Daily Campus Update for March 31

March 31, 2020 at 5:13 pm - An end-of-day roundup of updates about COVID-19.

Update on Student and Instructor Resources

March 31, 2020 at 4:41 pm - Strategies, guidance, and resources as we continue the transition.

Daily Campus Update for March 30

March 30, 2020 at 4:26 pm - An end-of-day roundup of updates about COVID-19.

Daily Campus Update for March 27

March 27, 2020 at 5:16 pm - An end-of-day roundup of updates about COVID-19.

Update on tenure extension, evaluations

March 27, 2020 at 4:53 pm - As you focus on your students’ success, we are focused on your success.

Daily Campus Update for March 26

March 26, 2020 at 5:10 pm - An end-of-day roundup of updates about COVID-19.

Orientation Update: Virtual Advising, Online Pre-orientation, Live the Experience

March 26, 2020 at 2:19 pm - Orientation this year will be held in three phases incorporating both online and in-person experiences.

Daily Campus Update for March 25

March 25, 2020 at 5:56 pm - An end-of-day roundup of updates about COVID-19.

Temporary Academic Policy Changes

March 25, 2020 at 4:55 pm - Drop deadline, S/NC grading option, and academic dismissals.

Daily Campus Update for March 24

March 24, 2020 at 5:11 pm - Just as our classrooms and workplaces have moved online, so has our campus community.

Student Fee Refunds

March 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm - We plan to provide prorated refunds of several student fees.

We Are All in This Together

March 24, 2020 at 2:20 pm - Creating an inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Daily Campus Update for March 23

March 23, 2020 at 6:05 pm - For many of us, today felt like the first day of school as we began hosting all courses online.

We Are Here to Support You

March 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm - Resources to help you succeed while learning online.

Updates on Online Teaching and Learning

March 23, 2020 at 3:54 pm - The first day of online learning was a success thanks to your hard work.

First confirmed case of COVID-19 in our campus community

March 22, 2020 at 6:03 pm - Staff member is recovering at home in self-isolation.

UT Family Update: Reminder for Students to Return Home to Their Primary Residence

March 20, 2020 at 5:03 pm - Talk to your student now about going home.

Daily Campus Update for March 20

March 20, 2020 at 4:46 pm - An end-of-day roundup of updates about COVID-19.

Tools and Tips for Teaching Online

March 20, 2020 at 3:57 pm - A weekly email on sharing best practices and resources.

Reminder to Return Home to Your Primary Residence

March 20, 2020 at 3:18 pm - Students who live off campus should also return home.

Telecommuting and Student Worker Guidance for Employees

March 20, 2020 at 2:37 pm - Our goal is to minimize the number of people physically on campus.

Daily Campus Update for March 19

March 19, 2020 at 6:23 pm - An end-of-day roundup of updates about COVID-19.

Resources and Guidance for Teaching Online

March 19, 2020 at 5:53 pm - Thank you for all that you are doing to support our students.

Guidance on Working Remotely

March 19, 2020 at 5:41 pm - Stay connected to one another and reach out if you need help.

Daily Campus Update for March 18

March 18, 2020 at 5:21 pm - Staying connected to our colleagues and our classmates is critical right now—for both our productivity and our well-being.

Schedule a Time To Check Out of Your Residence Hall

March 18, 2020 at 4:24 pm - The health and safety of our Volunteer community continues to be our priority, and we are doing everything possible to keep members of our community safe.

Daily Campus Update for March 17

March 17, 2020 at 6:57 pm - Celebrating graduates and their accomplishments is a top priority. We are working on planning a commencement ceremony for a later date.

Updates on Student Employment, Technology Assistance, and Other Topics

March 17, 2020 at 4:34 pm - We are getting a number of important questions and want to provide the following updates.

Daily Campus Update for March 16

March 16, 2020 at 7:38 pm - Earlier this evening, we announced the difficult decision to continue with online-only coursework through the end of the semester and cancel all events, including commencement.

Important COVID-19 Updates for Students

March 16, 2020 at 6:06 pm - Online courses will continue for the rest of the semester.

Important COVID-19 Updates for Faculty and Staff

March 16, 2020 at 5:59 pm - Online courses will continue for the rest of the semester.

Update for Research Community

March 16, 2020 at 5:11 pm - I am writing to update the research community on the evolving situation, and the actions we are taking to ensure we maintain safety for our students, staff and faculty during this period. I would like to thank those of you who have offered constructive and creative feedback to help us manage the situation.

From the Chancellor: Daily Campus Update for March 13

March 13, 2020 at 6:11 pm - Thank you for your flexibility as we adjust to these new circumstances and work through the implications of moving our courses online while continuing to deliver the services that our students rely on.

From the Chancellor: Important Updates for Employees

March 13, 2020 at 12:11 pm - Now more than ever our students need us, and we must be creative and innovative in our work and in delivering the support and services that they and others rely on.

Message from Mary Lucal to HR Workgroup

March 13, 2020 at 11:25 am - I want you to know that as our campus leaders have worked through various decision points related to students, events, faculty, and residence issues, we have been working to develop critical guidance for our staff.

Important Updates for Students

March 12, 2020 at 7:10 pm - Information about online classes, housing, and support.

From the Provost: Support and Resources for Online Instruction

March 12, 2020 at 6:35 pm - Continuing our important mission of supporting student learning.

Development of Research Lab Contingency Plans

March 12, 2020 at 4:01 pm - Research leaders should begin creating a plan for what needs to be considered if campus functions, people—including those in research groups—and/or buildings become unavailable due to COVID-19.

Update for Graduate Students

March 12, 2020 at 3:43 pm - An update from Graduate School Dean Dixie Thompson.

Employee Travel Restrictions

March 12, 2020 at 3:09 pm - Last night and today the Centers for Disease Control changed their travel guidance.

Update for Parents

March 11, 2020 at 8:17 pm - An update for parents on significant decisions announced today by Chancellor Donde Plowman.

Housing Update for Volunteer Bridge Students

March 11, 2020 at 7:37 pm - We understand Pellissippi State has not transitioned to online classes and you may need to continue to live on campus.

Housing Update for Campus Residents

March 11, 2020 at 7:34 pm - To ensure the health and safety of our Volunteer community, you are expected not to return to campus after spring break and should plan to complete your coursework from home.

From the Chancellor: Transitioning to online classes following spring break

March 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm - All coursework will move online following spring break.

For faculty and staff: Additional guidance on domestic travel

March 11, 2020 at 10:38 am - Updates include definitions of essential travel, process for exceptions

Spring break and coronavirus: What students need to know

March 10, 2020 at 6:25 pm - As spring break approaches during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Student Health Center urges you to carefully monitor the situation at your travel destination and be prepared for the possibility that you may not be able to come back to campus as planned.

From the Provost: Online coursework planning and resources

March 10, 2020 at 5:56 pm - Now is the time to plan how your courses could be shifted online in a manner that maintains the high quality and rigor that you provide in the classroom.

From the Chancellor: Coronavirus updates

March 10, 2020 at 5:38 pm - As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to emerge, I want to keep you updated on the latest decisions impacting our campus

Letter to Laurel Hall residents about visiting ELI students

March 10, 2020 at 2:39 pm - We understand many of you have questions about a group of visiting students staying in Laurel Hall. We understand you may be concerned, and we want to provide you with additional information. On March 3, a group of 12 students from Japan arrived on campus as part of the English Language Institute (ELI) for a five-month immersion program. None of the students had or have any symptoms associated with coronavirus (COVID-19).

For faculty, staff: More guidance on travel reimbursement

March 06, 2020 at 7:16 pm - More detailed guidance on travel reimbursement has been added to the FAQs for faculty and staff.

Prevention steps being taken in residence halls

March 06, 2020 at 5:13 pm - University Housing staff is working daily to reduce the possibility of exposure.

From the Chancellor: Coronavirus updates and travel restrictions

March 05, 2020 at 5:50 pm - There has not been a confirmed case of COVID-19 on our campus. However, a case has been confirmed in Tennessee, and it is unlikely that UT Knoxville or any other college campus will be able to avoid the impacts of the virus.

Website launched to serve as comprehensive resource for coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 05, 2020 at 1:07 pm - ​As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has launched a comprehensive resource for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

UT suspends Spring Study Abroad Programs in Italy

February 29, 2020 at 11:47 am - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, suspended its spring study abroad programs in Italy on Friday and is working with the 33 affected students to return them to the US and complete their academic coursework.

University monitoring coronavirus outbreak

January 29, 2020 at 10:33 am - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Tennessee Department of Health, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD), and international health safety and security agencies to closely monitor the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China.