Along with academics, it's about making lasting friends, learning Big Orange traditions you’ll treasure, discovering your potential for big ideas, and gaining the knowledge and experience to transform those thoughts into actions.
Our campus offers more than 400 active clubs including sororities and fraternities, professional societies, sports, international interests, academics, service, and government.
You can combine your creativity and your classes by writing for the Daily Beacon, showing off your skills on the UT Dance team, running a camera or writing scripts for our student TV station, UTTV, or getting cast in a show with acclaimed alumni at the Clarence Brown Theatre, just to name a few ways.
UT's wide range of residence halls gives you convenient, well outfitted, safe options for living on campus and becoming part of a community.
When you're hungry, choose from healthy, made-to-order dishes at our food courts, or dine at one of our national brand restaurants, including Subway, Starbucks, Einstein Bagels, and Smoothie King. Our Mug Project and reusable to-go boxes aim to eliminate single-use cups and containers from our dining facilities. All food waste is composted and reused for campus landscaping.
Sustainability-minded student residents can lead as Eco Vols, a Make Orange Green initiative dedicated to reducing residence hall energy consumption. Switch Your Thinking, an aggressive campaign to reduce energy consumption on campus, is inspiring our entire community to think differently about energy use. For instance, our electric bicycle–sharing program and other student bike rental programs make forsaking your car a great option for commuting between classes.
UT students are known for their Volunteer spirit. The Center for Leadership and Service offers a true Vol experience through alternative break trips and other ongoing service opportunities. Along with a host of outreach programs, there are volunteer opportunities with UT Recycling, the Student Success Center, and VolsTeach.
Our state-of-the-art student rec center will get your endorphins going with Olympic-sized indoor and outdoor pools, aerobic, spin, and yoga classes, game courts, personal training, and a wide selection of free weights and exercise machines. The student health center tends to your body and mind.
UT regularly brings renowned guests to campus. Our visitors have included Spike Lee, Dolly Parton, Al Gore, Ralph Nader, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Adam Johnson, and First Amendment champion John Seigenthaler.
We also play a little Tennessee football…and basketball, softball, and baseball, along with thirteen other sports.
When you step off campus into Knoxville, you’re entering an urban, but cozy, city with diverse music, eclectic foods, boutique shopping, and entertainment. Farmers’ markets sell the freshest local food. Downtown galleries exhibit art by world-famous artists including UT’s talented visionaries. And the Ice Bears draw crowds of hockey fans.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host a free stroller tour on Monday, March 10. The 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. event will focus on ancient Egyptian art.
A two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author and science journalist will receive an honorary doctorate during UT's spring commencement ceremonies. John Noble Wilford, a 1955 journalism graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate of letters and science at the College of Communication and Information ceremony in May. The UT Board of Trustees approved the degree today at its winter board meeting held in Martin.
Former US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter will be on campus Wednesday, March 5, to deliver the semiannual Ashe Lecture sponsored by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Munter's talk, "Beyond 2014: American Relations with Pakistan," begins at 5:30 p.m. in the center's Toyota Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Don Goldstein, paleontology researcher, will present "How Can Florida's Geological Past Help Us Prepare for the Future?" on Friday during this week's Science Forum. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation. The presentation begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host a lecture on ancient glassmaking at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 9. The lecture is in connection with the museum's Glass of the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit.
The university community will have the chance to ride along with the university police on Thursday, February 27—virtually, that is. The UT Police Department is hosting a Tweet-Along on its official Twitter account to show the campus community a day in the life of its officers. Officers from the Community Relations Unit will ride along with shift officers from 8:00 a.m. Thursday until 8:00 a.m. Friday and will share on Twitter calls for service and officer-initiated activity that occur.
The Baker Center Energy and Environment Forums are an opportunity for academics to share their research findings to a broad set of academics, researchers, and students from outside their own discpline but who have a common interest in environmental and energy issues.
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