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Campus Life

Engineering students spend lots of time in lectures and labs requiring focus, time commitment, and hard work. If you want to succeed as an engineering student, good time management skills will help you achieve your academic goals.

Life as a Vol

What is life like at University of Tennessee, Knoxville? Hear from students including mechanical engineering major Ifedayo, computer science major Oumar, and aerospace engineering major Arianna about why they chose to become part of the Volunteer family, what they like about campus and Knoxville, and how easy it is to feel like you belong.

Housing and Dining

Interior of Fred Brown Hall

You’ve been admitted, and now you’re an official UT engineering student. Once you get on campus, where are you going to live? And how do you find pizza?

First-year students who are not living with a parent or guardian are required to live in university housing during their first year of college. The college offers an optional housing program for first-year students known as the Engage Learning Community. This community gives you the opportunity to live in the same residence hall with other first-year engineering students. Since you will be taking common classes with your neighbors, it is easier to share notes, form study groups, and develop a sense of camaraderie. Find more information on residence halls at the University Housing website.

Visit Vol Dining to check out information on meal plans and campus dining services.


Students Enjoying a Football Game

UT offers students numerous opportunities to get involved on campus. With more than 300 social, sports, academic, religious, and special interest clubs, you’re bound to find one that fits you. UT is also a national leader in collegiate sports.

Our campus is located in East Tennessee where outdoor recreation is plentiful. Easy access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, numerous lakes and rivers, and national scenic recreation areas make Knoxville an exciting place to live, study and play! Find out what our city has to offer!

Student Organizations

The college is fortunate to have many student chapters of professional engineering organizations on campus. Involvement in these groups enhances your educational experience and provides cooperation and fellowship with others who share your interests. View a list of student groups and organizations available to students in the college.

Check out the videos about what it is like to be a member of NSBE, SHPE, and SWE.

Engineering Honor Societies

Tau Beta Pi Members at Engineers Day

As an engineering student, you have the opportunity to take part in long-established student chapters of engineering honor societies to help prepare you for future careers. View a list of engineering honor societies at the Tickle College of Engineering. 

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