Enjoy our stories of exceptional researchers, innovative servant–leaders, and phenomenal artists. Many Volunteers have influenced history. Others are enhancing our present experience and setting their sights on future transformation.
If you went to elementary school in a certain era, you might have seen a map of a fictitious place drawn to illustrate all the basic geographic features. UT’s campus is almost like that.
Robert Neyland became fascinated with the strategy of football. But when Nathan Dougherty, the former football star, now a UT engineering professor and athletic chairman, first contacted Neyland, it was to interview him for the job of ROTC director with some side duties as an assistant coach.
Trace our history from the first public college chartered west of the Appalachian Divide to the flagship institution for the state of Tennessee, recognized for our remarkable research and community engagement.
Join our celebrations and community-service as UT marks 225 extraordinary years and counting.