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Welcome to
Big Orange Country


As the state’s land-grant institution and flagship campus, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, thrives on excellence, innovation, and tradition.

We are a community with a rich tradition of leadership and service, driven to achieve by the Volunteer Spirit, as summed up by our Volunteer Creed: One that beareth a torch shadoweth oneself to give light to others.

Our campus is situated in the heart of Knoxville, a thriving modern city with the welcoming personality of a small Southern town.

We are proud to include more than 235,000 alumni as members of the Volunteer family and we look forward to welcoming new Vols to Rocky Top!

Top Reasons to be a Vol.

Our Back Yard, The Smokies

Our Back Yard, The Smokies

Our Backyard, The Smokies

Our Front Yard, The Tennessee River

Our Front Yard, The Tennessee River

Our Front Yard, The Tennessee River

Volunteer Spirit & Traditions

Volunteer Spirit & Traditions

Volunteer Spirit & Traditions

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarships

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities

9. Career Connections

9. Career Connections

Career Connections

9. Experiential Learning

9. Experiential Learning

Experience Learning

Vibrant Campus Life

Vibrant Campus Life

Vibrant Campus Life

faculty

faculty

Outstanding Academics & Faculty




Find out more about how you can become a Volunteer. Click the button below corresponding to the category that best describes you and begin your journey to Rocky Top today.



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