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Programs & Events

Center for Student Engagement

Provides programs and leadership opportunities that advance student learning through the Central Program Council, which coordinates cultural, social, educational and recreational programs through committees that include All Campus Events, Campus Entertainment Board, Cultural Attractions, Film, Issues, Visual Arts, and the Women’s Coordinating Council.


Clarence Brown Theatre

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


School 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 music.utk.edu/events.


Student Union 

The Student Union serves as a living room for campus and a central location for many of the offices that students use regularly including the Center for Career Development, 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.  The Student Union facility offers a variety of services including the VolShop, VolBooks, VolSnacks, and VolTech stores; eight campus dining retail outlets, UCopy, a game room  and a U.S. Post Office.


Office of Advancement

Works to advance the university and enrich the lives of students by engaging alumni and friends. The UT Office of Advancement includes the Office of Alumni Affairs, Office of Annual Giving, Office of Stewardship and Donor Relations, Office of Advancement Communications, and the Office of Corporate & Foundation Engagement. 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 data quality. Programs and services include alumni chapters, young alumni programming, career services, special interest and diversity councils, alumni awards, Student Alumni Associates, scholarships, Big Orange Give, I Heart UT Week, VOLstarter, and more. Sponsors Student Alumni Associates and Senior Impact.