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Chancellor Cheek with several new students Students slapping the rock with orange hands Rion Longfellow and his parents. Chancellor Cheek and the newly admitted Volunteers from Dobyns-Bennett High School in front of the Big Orange Bus.
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Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek

It’s a great time to be on Rocky Top.

Our quest to become a top public university has sparked great momentum for improving all aspects of the Volunteer experience, and the progress we’re making has a measurable impact on Tennessee’s workforce and economic development opportunities. We challenge our students to be curious, engaged, creative thinkers and leaders both in and out of the classroom so that as alumni, they will be well equipped to make a positive impact on our world.


The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.