Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue

Resources for Families


Glossary of terms used at the university.

Academic Advising – serves to develop and enrich students’ educational plans in ways that are consistent with their aspirations, interests, strengths, and values—preparing them for a life of learning in a diverse and global society.

Academic Success & Transitions departments:

Counseling Center is the university’s primary facility for personal counseling, psychotherapy, and mental health outreach and consultation services.

Financial Aid

Grades and GPA (grade point average)

Housing is much more than a bed, a desk, and a roof over your head. We provide safe, comfortable spaces you’ll be happy to call home during your time at UT—spaces where you’ll sleep, eat, study, play, discover friends, and make great memories—but that’s just the beginning.

New Student and Family Programs provides students and families with meaningful experiences and communications in order to inform them about university resources and connect them to the larger university community. Initiatives include the Parents Association and programming for Orientation, Welcome Week, and Family Weekends.

Off Campus Housing offers a user-friendly, searchable database for commuter students, parents, faculty and staff to find housing in the Knoxville area.

Public Safety at UT we embrace a collaborative approach to safety that involves our units working closely with academics, students, staff, and other members of our community.


Student Disability Services partners with the campus community in creating equitable access to eligible students while promoting disability-inclusive diversity.

Student Health Center provides non-emergent, outpatient medical care for all currently enrolled, eligible students who have paid the Health Fee portion of the Student Programs and Services Fee.

Student Privacy and FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) provides for confidentiality of student records.

Student Records and Personal Information


Tuition and fees

Tutoring Resources

Undergraduate Catalog is the official source of the university’s undergraduate academic programs, courses, policies, and procedures. The catalog should be used as a guide in planning a course of study and in meeting requirements for graduation.

The mission of UT LEAD is to promote undergraduate success, academic excellence, and persistence to graduation through a support program for selected UT students.

Vol Dining represents all of the dining services available to you at the University of Tennessee.