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Explore Knoxville

Head around town and sightsee, shop at a locally owned business, or grab a bite to eat at the unique restaurants scattered throughout the city. See a full list of things to do around our city.

Enjoy the Warm Weather

Take a walk around one of the city’s many parks or grab your bike (or rent one) and ride one of the greenways around town. Find the perfect outdoor activity on the Outdoor Knoxville website or take a look at all of the trips offered throughout the semester by the UT Outdoor Program.

Stock Up on Local Foods

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Get Involved

Want to find a new hobby or meet new people on campus? Browse through more than 400+ student organizations on VOLink. Want to learn more about getting involved on campus? Stop by the Student Engagement Fair from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 19, on the Pedestrian Walkway. Students will be sharing details about their groups and how you can get involved this year.

Stick around for Vol Night Long, featuring the Aloha Islanders, starting at 9 p.m. at the Humanities Ampitheatre. There will be free food, music, and performances.

Find Arts and Culture Around Campus

Take a right at the Torchbearer and a few steps through Circle Park will lead you to Monty, an Edmontosaurus annectens and UT’s oldest Vol outside of McClung Museum. Step inside and browse a number of exhibits from world-renowned museums. Hours and additional information can be found here.

Housed in the Art and Architecture building, the Ewing Gallery’s current exhibition, Encore, features the work of eleven graduates of the School of Art. Visit the gallery’s website for hours.

Looking for more? Hop in your car or on the trolley system and head downtown to the UT Downtown Gallery, a contemporary gallery featuring contemporary art, and Gallery 1010, a student-run art gallery.