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225 balloons at the Circle Park Block Party during the university's 225th birthday celebration on September 10, 2019. Photo by Steven Bridges/University of Tennessee.

UT will host several events throughout the day on Tuesday, February 25, to round out the 225 on 2/25 anniversary celebration. The theme of the celebration is food insecurity awareness, incorporating service projects along with campus engagement events to provide food to those in need. Keeping with the theme of the day, all food left over from the special events will be donated to local nonprofits by the Food Recovery Network instead of being thrown away.

Check out the full line up:

225 Ways to Top a Pancake—7:30 to 10 a.m. at HSS Plaza

Missed breakfast? Stop by the tent at HSS Plaza on 2/25 for free pancakes and coffee to get your day started right. There will be five different types of pancakes and 45 different toppings.

Rockin’ the 225—11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Student Union

Student Government Association and representatives from UT’s chapter of Swipe Out Hunger will answer questions, provide resources, and educate students on food insecurity on college campuses. Participants can also bring a canned good or can opener for Smokey’s Pantry and get some 225 swag.

Pride Center 10th Anniversary Birthday Party—11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at HSS Plaza

The Pride Center was founded on this day in 2010, working to ensure Vol means all. Stop by the tent at HSS Plaza to wish them a happy birthday and enjoy some sweet treats.

Chancellor’s Cabinet Open House—4 to 5 p.m. on the first floor of the Student Union

Ever wonder what Coach Fulmer’s favorite snack might be? Chancellor Plowman and members of her cabinet will be handing out some of their favorite foods and answering any questions you may have during her open office hours.

Faculty Pub—4 to 7 p.m. at Neyland Stadium Lauricella Center

All faculty—(tenured, tenure track, nontenure track, and retired)—are invited to share their work and research with colleagues from across campus at the Faculty Pub hosted by the Office of the Provost. RSVP for the event.

225 Ways to Dip a Chip—5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Student Union Pilot Flying J Ballroom

Do you prefer sweet or savory dips? Great news! You don’t have to choose! Visit the Student Union Ballroom to see how many pairings you can make out of nine types of chips and 25 dips.


Maddie Stephens (865-974-3993,