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Spring break is right around the corner! Whether you are taking a trip, heading home for the break, or spending some relaxing time here in Knoxville, you deserve a break! If you plan to stay on or around campus during spring break, below are a few options for things to do during the week.

Explore Knoxville

knoxvilleHead 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 Outdoors

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.

Check Out Local Events

Knoxville plays host to a number of events throughout the year including concerts, art shows, and live performances. Why not check one out while you have some down time? View the Knoxville event calendar for a list of events happening during spring break.

Take a Day Trip

Want to explore a new city or town but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Take a day trip with friends. There are many areas near Knoxville for you to travel to for a day. Go on a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, sightsee in Chattanooga, or explore Knoxville’s next-door neighbor Maryville.

Relax All Week

We understand if you want to take it easy and relax during your week off. Grab a new book at Hodges Library or catch up on your favorite show. If you live on campus, you can watch free movies from your laptop on

If you do plan to travel, take a look at some important tips to help you be safe and return to campus recharged and ready for the rest of the semester here.