Members of the Class of 2017 will arrive on campus this weekend and take part in UT traditions and get to know the campus through Welcome Week activities that run through next Sunday. Classes begin Wednesday. Throughout the week, the 2013 Welcome Leaders – a team of 175 upperclass student leaders – will welcome, guide,
More than 4,300 freshmen—the biggest class in nearly a decade, with the most honors students ever—will begin classes on Wednesday, August 21. The incoming freshmen are an academically accomplished group, with average ACT scores and high school GPAs putting them among the top 10 percent of high school graduates statewide.
Noted environmentalist Bill McKibben, whose latest book, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, is this year’s Life of the Mind selection for freshmen, will speak on campus on Monday. His lecture, part of Welcome Week, begins at 5:30 p.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena. While freshmen are required to attend McKibben’s lecture, the event