Founded in 1794, UT is big on tradition, and we are proud of our humble beginnings as the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide.
In 2014, more than 11,000 students graduated from campuses across the state and earned bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees. The UT System enrolled a little more than 49,000 undergraduate and graduate students statewide in fall 2014. The University has an active role in helping the state of Tennessee achieve Gov. Bill Haslam’s “Drive to 55” initiative that seeks to increase the number of Tennesseans with at least a two-year degree to 55 percent by 2025. UT faculty and staff on each campus are working on improvements to graduation and retention rates, which are rewarded by state appropriations approved and funded through the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA).
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Visitors to the UT campus are eligible for special rates and packages with several nearby hotels. After you register for a campus tour you will receive a confirmation e-mail with details on how to reserve a room at one of the nearby hotels and receive the special visitors rate. Please be advised that rates are based on hotel availability and are unavailable during high-occupancy, sold-out, or blackout dates.
The University Libraries system is a network of libraries on campus that provide state-of-the-art facilities and services, including: print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities.
On the second floor you will find a collaboration between the OIT and University Libraries providing services, technology, and study spaces for students.
The OIT Help Desk provides information and support for computer and network services managed by OIT (for instance device support, e-mail, password resets). You can also check out a laptop, learn how to use a media lab called The Studio, check out cameras, use media workstations, watch a video for class, get help using one of the library’s many databases, and ask reference questions.
Services for Students
Come on in and make yourself at home! University Housing is convenient, safe, outfitted, and affordable. UT’s residence halls are home to nearly 7,500 students. Freshmen are required to live on campus and choose from three types of rooms: suite, community, or pod style.
All of our residence halls have cable TV, wireless high-speed Internet access, post offices, and washers and dryers. Plus, you can check out athletic equipment, games, cleaning supplies, and kitchen utensils to use.
Your rooms are within walking distance of classrooms, facilities and labs, dining halls, convenience stores and groceries, offices, sports and entertainment venues, and transportation.
University of Tennessee Knoxville offers various sport facilites including:
At UT, our list of student organizations goes from A–Z, so there’s a pretty big chance you’ll find something you want to do.
For instance, do you like sports? We have several sports groups that aren’t represented by the UT athletic teams.
Are you interested in politics? You can join our organizations for Democrats, Republicans, the Student Government Association, or others.
If you’re an international student, you’ll find groups that help you connect with a community on campus.
You’ll also find: Fraternities and sororities, honor societies, military associations, religious groups, residence hall associations, service organizations, and campus branches of national and international organizations.
Since 1897, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. For questions, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia.