Academic Support & Resources
At UT, we want our students to be successful in every aspect of their college experience. UT offers many academic support services and resources to assist you. Just remember—it is your responsibility to seek out and take advantage of these services. The fUTure is yours to build!
Here are a few of the best places to start:
All UT students are required to be academically advised prior to registering for classes. Advisors guide students in selecting courses and even choosing a major. Incoming freshmen and transfer students will meet their advisors and register for classes during Orientation.
Student Success Center
UT’s Student Success Center (SSC) provides comprehensive assistance and referrals to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed at UT. The SSC can help you implement your own academic success program and support progress toward graduation and enrich your undergraduate student experience.
Libraries & Technology
The UT library system is a network of libraries on campus that provide state-of-the-art facilities. You can search our on-line catalog of library holdings from the convenience of your residence hall, anywhere on campus, or off campus via the internet. With over 3 million volumes and 17,000+ serials, our collection is one of the most comprehensive in the Southeast.
The Commons is a collaboration between the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and University Libraries located on the second floor of Hodges Library. Here, you'll find OIT's Help Desk, which serves as a centralized source of information and service for computer and network services managed by OIT (email, wireless, personal webpages, password resets). You can also check out a laptop, learn how to use The Studio, check out cameras, use media workstations, watch a video for class, get help using one of the library's many databases, ask reference questions, and much more.
Online@UT is UT’s Course Management System (CMS), where your professors can deliver online course materials (documents, quizzes, and images) each semester. This is one academic resource with which you’ll become quite familiar during your time at UT!
The Writing Center, managed by the Department of English, offers free, individualized help to all students as they develop written assignments. Writing instructors help students become comfortable with writing, providing feedback on written work in all disciplines. Everything from brainstorming for ideas to polishing final drafts is covered, with emphasis on improving writing skills.
The LRC is operated by the Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures and provides students extra help with foreign languages.
The Thornton Center provides academic support, educational programs, and a learning environment in which all student-athletes have the opportunity to achieve their academic and personal goals.”
The UT Office of Multicultural Student Life includes an academic support unit that offers a Tutorial Program and a Book Loan Program. These services are free of charge to all UT students.
Other Tutoring Services
Consult the online database to find the available tutoring options that UT offers.
The Office of Disability Services assists students with documented disabilities by working with them to arrange accommodations and services which will enhance the student’s access to the universities facilities and programs.
Please remember that it is your responsibility to register with ODS to request services. Call (865) 974-6087 (v/tty), or email ODS at email@example.com.
Career Services offers guidance and assistance in choosing a major, career exploration and planning, internships, summer and part-time employment, and full-time job placement. Workshops include resume writing, interviewing skills, business etiquette, and salary negotiation.
» Who is my advisor?
If you’ve decided on a major, you’ll be advised through your college’s advising center, or by a professor in your academic department. If you’re undecided about your major, you’ll be advised through the College of Arts & Sciences Advising Center.
Visit the Academic Advising website for details about the advising process.
» Wow, that's a big library.
UT Libraries are famous for their convenience and experienced staff who assist students both in person and online. Numerous services exist as well as quick and easy ways to get answers to your questions.
» I don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
If you find yourself really stuck and unable to determine which major(s) might lead to an interesting career, try exploring majors and careers through the UT Career Services office.