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Programs & Events

Center for Student Engagement

The Center for Student Engagement enriches the student experience through opportunities for personal growth, learning, belonging, and connection. The office supports over 450 Registered Student Organizations (RSO) and hosts over 100 events annually.

Clarence Brown Theatre

Presents a wide array of productions in an unusual blend of professional and educational theater, with two performance spaces.

Jones Center for Leadership & Service

Educates and engages all students to lead and serve the global community through a variety of programs, classes, and service opportunities open to all students. We believe everyone has the ability and responsibility to engage in leadership as a process, advocate for social justice, and better the world.

McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

Features a range free exhibitions. Houses archaeology, art, material culture, and malacology collections for active research. Presents public programs and events that compliment the exhibits. Can serve as a gathering and activity space for student groups, or for professional development opportunities. Learn more about McClung Museum.

Office of New Student Orientation

The Office of New Student Orientation, in partnership with the university community, will foster student success by engaging students and families in the Volunteer Experience. Located in the Division of Student Success, our office provides students and families with meaningful experiences and communications in order to inform students and families about university resources and connect students and families to the larger university community. Programs include Orientation and Welcome Week.

College of Music

School of Music

The School of Music hosts over 200 events each year, with most held in the beautiful Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall or the James R. Cox Auditorium. The events feature extremely talented students in recitals and various large and chamber ensembles, as well as our world-class faculty and guest artists and lecturers. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. View more event information and details by visiting

Student Union 

The Student Union serves as a living room for campus bringing students, staff, faculty, and guests together to build community. Hosting 6,000+ meetings and events a year, it is the primary location for student organization gatherings. The second and third floors offer relaxing and non-traditional study spaces and a commuter and off-campus student lounge on the G3 level near VolBooks, caters to students looking for a spot between classes to warm up their lunches. Many Student Life offices are in the Union, Jones Center for Leadership and Service, the Center for Student Engagement, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, and the Student Government Association.  There are also a number of tenants offering a variety of services including the VolShop, VolBooks, VolSnacks, and VolTech stores; eight campus dining retail outlets, UCopy, a game room, and a contract U.S. Post Office.

Office of Advancement

The Office of Advancement exists to advance the university and enrich the lives of students by engaging alumni and friends. The division includes Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, Gift Planning, Communications and Donor Experience, and Development operations centrally and in each of the academic units. The Office of Advancement works to enhance UT’s reputation, amplify engagement of alumni and friends, increase philanthropic support, enrich the donor experience, strengthen student engagement, and ensure the data quality of alumni and donors. Learn more about programs, services, and initiatives at and