With the end of the semester fast approaching, UT is committed to making a difficult transition back home for winter break easier for students.
UT eclipsed its goal of receiving $2.5 million in just 24 hours during Big Orange Give, the university’s annual day of giving. Volunteers from every state and around the globe contributed more than 4,500 gifts on November 18.
UT’s Campus Advisory Board met remotely to discuss the university’s COVID-19 response, the budget and COVID-related financial considerations, enrollment growth, and new efforts to improve student success.
Chancellor Donde Plowman found out at 9:30 a.m. this morning that she is a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The chancellor has no symptoms, went immediately for a COVID test, and has gone home to quarantine for 14 days.
Growing up in a family of UT fans, Keely Williams always felt the Volunteer spirit of service, with a personal goal of helping children and families in East Tennessee. She graduates this week with a BA in psychology.
As John Metz looked at remote learning programs, he was drawn to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Information Sciences program, especially the digital and curation curriculum of Assistant Professor Carolyn Hank.
UT will host 10 in-person commencement ceremonies November 19–22 at Thompson-Boling Arena for spring, summer, and fall 2020 graduates. The socially-distanced ceremonies will have additional health and safety protocols in place so graduates and their families can safely gather to celebrate their momentous accomplishments.
UT celebrated first-generation students, faculty, and staff last week, November 9-13 as part of First-Generation Celebration Week. Take a look back at a photo gallery from the week.
The UT Knoxville Advisory Board will meet at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, November 20. The meeting will be initiated from Knoxville with all advisory board members participating electronically or by telephone.
On November 18, the Volunteer community will join together for Big Orange Give, UT’s annual day of giving. This year’s goal is to raise $2.5 million in 24 hours to benefit students, faculty, and the campus community.
UT is launching a new leadership development and service program: the Volunteer Impact Academy, created through a partnership between UT’s Clay and Debbie Jones Center for Leadership and Service and Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on toward 2021, the IEP designation both recognizes and advances UT’s ability to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our state and our nation.