Skip to Main Content

The University of Tennessee

Office of the Chancellor

Frequently Used Tools:



Notes from the Chancellor » Orange You Glad You’re a Vol?


Orange You Glad You’re a Vol?

Big Orange Friday

I hope this fall has you feeling very orange.

With the start of the school year, we launched “Big Orange Friday” to turn a longtime Friday football tradition into a year-round celebration. We are encouraging all members of the Volunteer family, wherever you are, to wear orange every Friday to celebrate and support the university.

Fridays are the biggest days for prospective students and their families to tour our campus. When they see our students, faculty, and staff wearing orange—or at least bringing the color into their workday attire—it sends them an enthusiastic welcome.

On campus and beyond, orange unites alumni and fans. Wearing our signature color provides an opportunity to connect with one another and tell our Volunteer stories to the world.

We’d love for you to show us your Big Orange look by posting your photos and using the hashtag #BigOrangeFriday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.