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New Vol Leaders paint the Rock during the Division of Student Success’ Vol Success Week
Orange handprints decorate the Rock at a Vol Success Week event.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is connecting students to academic resources during Vol Success Week, Sept. 25-29. The week will provide students with opportunities to learn more about academic assistance, strategies for being successful, and tips for maintaining good physical and mental health as they prepare for midterms. Through programs like Vol Success Week, UT is changing the way universities think about student success, enriching the student experience and improving outcomes along the way.

Graphic for Vol Success Week

“Vol Success Week embodies our unwavering commitment to student success,” said Amber Williams, vice provost for student success. “By providing a wealth of resources and empowering programming, we are not only preparing our students for midterms but also nurturing their holistic growth. Through initiatives like this, UT is redefining the narrative around student success, enhancing the academic journey and fostering a thriving campus community.”

Resources and programming throughout the week will be available from the Academic Success Center, the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration, Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, University Honors and the Vol Study Center. First-year students will also receive a CliftonStrengths packet, which includes information on how students can utilize their unique strengths and a personalized sticker and keychain with each student’s top-five strengths listed, in their First-Year Experience classes.

The week will include a variety of events:

  • Coffee and Coaching
  • Torchbearer Tuesday
  • Professional Headshot Photo Booth
  • Getting Started in Research and Fellowships
  • Build Your Own Study Kit
  • Vol Study Center Drop-In and Swag
  • Office Hours on the PED

Vol Success Week is the final event of Big Orange Welcome, a six-week program featuring hundreds of events to welcome and support first-year and transfer students during their first semester at UT. Students can use the Vol Life app to see a full calendar of Vol Success Week events.


Maggie Palmer (865-974-3993,