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Celebrating Volunteers

Volunteers have been lighting the way for others, across Tennessee and throughout the world, for 225 years. During the 2019–20 academic year, the we will celebrate our storied past and chart our future.

What began as Blount College in 1794 is now Tennessee’s flagship university and premier public research institution. Today, we educate more students, conduct more groundbreaking research, and receive more support from our stakeholders than at any time in our history.

As we look to the future, the university remains wholly committed to fulfilling its land-grant mission to advance knowledge, enrich communities, and create opportunities for all Tennesseans.

Read more about the celebration and themes throughout the year.