Living a full, balanced life is critical to your success and wellness at UT.
Being a healthy Vol means prioritizing your wellness and taking proactive steps to avoid the common cold and flu, eating a balanced diet, being physically active, and getting enough sleep. It also means building a social network, relieving stress, and knowing when to seek treatment for health concerns. From physical wellness to mental health, you’ll find the support you need to be successful at UT.
Whether you’re looking for a new fitness routine, an appointment with a mental health or a primary care specialist, or to learn about interpersonal wellness, these offices are here to support you and your wellbeing.
We use the eight dimensions of wellness as our guide to student wellbeing: emotional, physical, occupational, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and financial. A balance of these dimensions provides holistic wellness. Explore regular health and wellness-related programs and events during Wellness Wednesdays.
Wellness also means that you have all of your basic needs met. Here at UT, we are always creating new ways to help meet those needs.
Big Orange Pantry
The Big Orange Pantry is UT’s convenience store available to all students, faculty, and staff. The pantry allows those seeking food assistance to choose for themselves what products they receive. At the pantry, you can find:
- Pre-made meals
- Kitchen utensils
- Hygiene products
Big Orange Meal Share
Students with extra guest meals or dining dollars leftover at the end of the semester have the option to donate them to share fellow Vols. The Big Orange Meal Share allocates those meals to students in need. If you ever find yourself in need of a meal and low on dining dollars, you can apply for short-term assistance through the Big Orange Meal Share.
Student Emergency Fund
The Student Emergency Fund provides limited, time-sensitive emergency funding for students experiencing hardship. Funds may cover expenses such as:
- Essential academic supplies
- Replacement of personal items
- Emergency housing assistance
- One-time medical expenses
- Emergency expenses related to dependents (e.g. childcare)