We Broke a World Record!

With more than 3,100 students; about 700 faculty, staff, and retirees; about 400 alumni; and one bluetick coonhound, UT set the Guinness World Record for the largest human letter on March 29.

Volunteers stood together to create a Power T that spanned 190 feet by 190 feet, encompassing the majority of Shields-Watkins Field at Neyland Stadium. NBC’s Today show viewers witnessed the feat, which was part of Rokerthon 3, weatherman Al Roker’s weeklong trek to five universities to break world records.

“This has been a wonderful opportunity for the nation to see our beautiful campus and share in our Volunteer spirit,” said Chancellor Beverly Davenport. “I am so proud of our students, faculty, staff, retirees, and alumni and extend a big thank you to every Vol who turned out and made this happen.”

Take a look back at this record-breaking day!

Read “Inside the Power T” to find out what it was like for a staff member and alumnus to take part in the record-setting day.

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