It is no secret that the fall semester will be an experience like never before. In the months since UT initially closed its doors to students, faculty and staff members have been rapidly working to create a new and safe campus life.
The University of Tennessee recently unveiled a collaborative initiative aimed at supporting new and transfer students starting their first year at UT.
COVID-19 continues to affect our lives and limit the ways we interact with the wider world. UT students in less stable financial situations continue to struggle with these circumstances.
The first line of a public health notice from 1918 eerily resonates in today’s world, as parallels have been drawn between the Spanish influenza and the modern coronavirus. Almost exactly 100 years apart, both outbreaks reached pandemic status and created international crises.
Applications to receive monetary support through the Student Emergency Fund are now open online. The fund was created through UT’s fundraising resource, VOLStarter, to support students who are facing financial hardships as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus.
The Office of Sustainability hosted the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Awareness Day on Tuesday, in an effort to encourage students in need to access the program. The day-long event was also sponsored by the Knoxville Community Action Committee and the Student Basic Needs Coalition.
The parking system here at UT can be confusing to some, with several different types of passes and many different areas where students, staff, faculty and the general public can park.
As of Wednesday, the Office of Information Technology has implemented a new feature in the UT email system to distinguish external emails from those that originate from within the UT email system.
As the primary and presidential elections are quickly approaching, citizens across the nation are preparing to vote. However, for politically involved young adults who may have recently moved for college, figuring out how and where to vote can be a challenge.
Recently, Knoxville and UT’s campus have been the center of torrential downpours. Amidst thunderstorms and classes cancelled for fear of flooding, UT students, faculty and staff have been walking around campus in quite rainy conditions in recent weeks, and the rain shows no signs of stopping.
The Department of Facilities Services works to keep campus functional and beautiful for all that walk its grounds. However, the department is aware that there are locations on campus that students would specifically like to see improved.
The second semester has started in full. A new batch of classes may bring a new batch of stressors, but they don’t need to overwhelm you. You can make this semester a breeze if you take the right steps.
Over the past week, students have stopped in their tracks on the way to class to watch Morrill Hall fall to the ground. The demolition of the dormitory, built in 1967, is just one part of UT’s plans to renovate the west side of campus.
For first-generation college students, the adjustment from home life to collegiate life can be more challenging than it is for most. In addition to being the first in their families to attend college, many of these students come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds or underrepresented communities.
Peeking out from behind a shelf in freshman Alex Anastasi’s Reese Hall dorm was what she initially believed to be an envelope, due to its manila coloring. Anastasi said she and her roommates left it alone, until one night when their curiosity was piqued.
Whether you have a meal plan or not, there are definitely going to be times this fall where you’ll want a cozy desert without leaving your dorm room or apartment. These easy recipes use warm spices and rich flavors to create the perfect desserts for Knoxville’s new cold weather. And best of …
According to a new UT study, the way couples approach an argument may be a deciding factor in the success of their marriage or relationship. Associate professor of child and family studies at UT Amy Rauer discovered in her study that happy couples often work through issues that can lead to a…
Classes are in full swing as we go into the fourth week of school. There’s homework to do, essays to write, projects to complete and exams to study for. The opening days were fun, but now it’s time to get serious about our studies.
In the wake of student concerns of mold growth in dorm rooms across campus, it’s important to take the appropriate steps to keep yourself healthy.
Chandler Lampe and Nick Corbin are the Director and Co-Director of SGA's Technology Affairs student services committee. Last Fall, they approached OIT about potentially having VolCard access on their phones. This fall, their idea will become a reality.
Spots like the Student Union, the Starbucks inside of Hodges and the HSS amphitheater are common hangout locations for students, both for chatting with peers and studying.
As the new semester starts, many UT students are settling in to their first-ever off-campus apartments. This living situation comes with a lot more independence than the dorms – and a whole new set of expenses.
Rocky Top prides itself on being “home sweet home,” but not every student may be able to relate. UT faculty is looking to change that with the Mattering and Belonging Campaign, also known as “Vol is a Verb.”
Whether you’re facing ‘gymtimidation’ at the start of your fitness journey, feeling a little unmotivated to keep up your own routine or just looking for a little stress relief after class, the TRECS group fitness sessions have you covered.
As gray clouds rolled in above the University of Tennessee’s campus and heavy raindrops fell, students gathered on Pedestrian Walkway on Friday, March 1.
Rachel Isham is a student here at the University of Tennessee. She is from Cookeville, Tennessee, which is about an hour to an hour and a half away. She went to Cookeville High School, studying microbiology and minoring in animal science. Rachel plans to be a veterinarian after college and a…
Sarah Kennedy is from Kingsport, Tennessee. She works at the Jones Center of Leadership and Service but, when she graduates, she wants to go into education to either teach kindergarten kids or college students. Her favorite spot on campus is Ayers, which is on top of the Hill. Sarah likes to…
Viet Quatch is from Oak Ridge, Tennessee and is a student at UT. He also works at the Hodges Library. His favorite spots on campus are on top of the Hodges Library and Neyland Stadium. His hobby is playing intramural sports and his favorite sport is soccer, both indoor and outdoor. Viet root…
Summer Johnston is from Los Angeles, California, and works at the Beacon as an accountant. Her favorite spot is at the Beacon. Why? Because it is fun to be around the news crew at the Beacon. Summer likes to read in her spare time, she was a waitress before coming to the Beacon. Summer has l…
Hailie Hensley is from Union County and she works at the Beacon as a business manager. Her major is in business management and her hobby is kayaking. Hailie’s favorite sport is basketball. She supports her fellow Vols as well. Her favorite spot on campus is the Hodges Library, why? Because i…
Although the fire that engulfed the spire and roof of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris erupted a continent away, UT students are still feeling the emotional effects of the damage.
With only two weeks left in the school year, many students are counting down the days until they move out of their dorm rooms and apartments. These last two weeks of class are sure to be extra busy, and any time you can save is essential. By getting a head start on packing up your dorm room …
Students at UT are surrounded by culture emanating the history of the South, particularly through country music, since the campus is located just a few hours away from Nashville, also known as Music City.
A tryout was held outside of Neyland Stadium on Tuesday, but it had nothing to do with Tennessee football or athletic competition.
The flu and cold season has hit Knoxville hard this year, with Knox County Schools closing schools until Thursday due to illness. However, UT remains open as students, faculty and staff continue their daily routines in the midst of the closing.
February has arrived, which means the Season of Love has begun. However, don’t wait until the week of to the get your plans straight. Here are some things you can do to prepare for Saint Valentine’s Day.