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How to Thrive and Engage on Rocky Top

Let’s face it: this semester looks really different from what you probably expected. The good news is that there are still plenty of ways to get the most out of your on-campus experience! Check out the resources below to learn how!

The number one way to find out what’s happening on campus is visiting! This list is full of events, both in-person and virtual, that you can participate in this fall. Want to know what fitness classes are going on today? Want to catch a movie on the Union Plaza? Or maybe you want to see if there’s Painting with a Twist event on campus. The campus calendar is the place to look!

Departments and organizations from across campus are adding events every day to make sure you find friends, groups, and activities to help you get engaged on campus.

Vol Life App

Oh, you’re looking for another great place to find events? The Vol Life app is another great resource! On the free Vol Life app, in the Student Engagement 2020 guide, you get a look into what events are being hosted today, learn how to register for those events, and are able to add those events to your Vol Life schedule! That way, you don’t miss a thing.

Now available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Social Media

Most of the departments, offices, and divisions of UT have some kind of social media channel to share engagement opportunities, including comedians, cooking classes, and networking events! Events are being hosted both in-person and virtually to keep everyone safe.

Need somewhere to start? Follow @utkstudentlife on Instagram and @UTKStudentLife on Twitter!


To keep up with your fitness routine (or if you want to start a new one), RecSports is offering virtual fitness classes! Pick from Killer Core, yoga, Barre, or find a new favorite! Whether you’re a fitness newbie or seasoned pro, RecSports is here to help.

Vol Link

If you’re looking to get involved in student organizations, we’ve got you covered! UT has over 400 student organizations that are ready to welcome new members. You can find these organizations by Vol Link, which is the main way to connect with and find a student organization that interests you!