• From the beginning of the university’s planning process for returning students, faculty, and staff to campus this fall, creativity, compassion, and flexibility have been guiding principles.

  • For 23 years Jane Moser has driven the same red Thunderbird to her job at UT. She’ll give the car a bit of a rest when she retires at the end of February.

  • Campus

    Historic Walking Tour


    The university’s first self-guided audio tour enables people to read and listen to descriptions of 20 historically significant locations that date as far back as the late 1800s.

  • CampusStudents

    Documenting Life


    Land Grant Films helps students in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media tell stories about real life.

  • In 1859, US Representative Justin Morrill helped shape the future of Tennessee and the rest of the nation with the idea that higher education should be available to everyone. President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Morrill Act of 1862, which established land-grant colleges to teach agriculture and the mechanical arts to anyone who desired to learn, not just the privileged. The spirit of the “people’s colleges” continues at UT today through teaching, research, and extension work.