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Housing and Dining

Our Southern hospitality definitely shows when it comes to our housing and dining options.


Come on in and make yourself at home! University Housing is convenient, safe, outfitted, and affordable. UT’s residence halls are home to nearly 7,500 students. First-year students are required to live on campus and choose from three types of rooms: suite, community, or apartment.

All of our residence halls have cable TV, wireless high-speed Internet access, post offices, and washers and dryers. Plus, you can check out athletic equipment, games, cleaning supplies, and kitchen utensils to use.

Your rooms are within walking distance of classrooms, facilities and labs, dining halls, convenience stores and groceries, offices, sports and entertainment venues, and transportation.

Buildings also have alarm systems, video monitors, and smoke detectors. Residential staff and the UT Police Department assist with building security and answer calls.

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After you have been admitted and confirmed your enrollment, you can decide where you would like to live and sign up for your residence hall choices through the University Housing website.


With over thirty dining locations and a wide variety of options, Volunteer Dining is sure to meet your needs! Meal plans are available for any type of lifestyle. Moreover, there are thirty-five restaurants within walking distance of campus, as well as a Publix and a WalMart.

When you have a meal plan, your VolCard works like a debit card. Just swipe it, and the meal charge or Dining Dollars are automatically deducted from your account.


Dining is available at several locations on campus as well as off-campus along Cumberland Avenue.

Vol Dining:

On campus


Meal Plans

Vol Dining has many meal plans available for different locations, schedules, and rates. After you’ve been admitted and confirmed your enrollment, you can sign up online.

VolCard Accounts

Use your VolCard account to purchase food at: all campus dining facilities, selected soft drink and vending machines in university housing, and various locations on and off campus.

Find out more about your account.