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Programs & Events

University Advancement

Works to advance the university and enrich the lives of students by engaging alumni and friends. University 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. University 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, Student Alumni Associates, scholarships, Big Orange Give, I Heart UT Week, VOLstarter, and more. Sponsors Student Alumni Associates and Senior Impact.

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.

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.

McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

Features collections and exhibits about anthropology, geology, archaeology, decorative arts, history, ancient Egypt, and natural history. Admission is free.

School of Music

Hosts performances by UT’s choral ensembles, symphony and chamber orchestras, opera theatre, and bands, as well as special concerts and recitals. Most performances and events are free and open to the public. Visit for complete event details.

Student Union 

The Student Union Department offers spaces for the meeting and programming needs of the campus community.  From small groups to large events, we can accommodate your needs in one of our four locations: Alumni Memorial Building (AMB) including Cox Auditorium; Dunford Hall; the Panhellenic Building; or the Visitors Center. Reserve space via the Event Services webpage:  If you have a question during the reservation process, please contact our Event Services office at 865-974-3451.

Phase I of the Student Union facility offers a variety of services including the VolShop, VolBooks, VolSnacks, and VolTech stores; campus dining; and the Center for Career Development. Phase II, scheduled to open in 2019, will include additional campus dining, event and meeting spaces, and lounges, among other features.