FAQ

Where is the UT Knoxville Office of Alumni Affairs?

In Tyson Alumni House at 1609 Melrose Ave., Knoxville, TN, 37996 (Phone: 865.974.3011). Located across the street from Hodges Library and the Haslam Business Building, and near Greve and Massy Halls, Career Services (Dunford Hall) and the International House. Keep in mind there is another Tyson House close by, which serves as the Episcopalian and Lutheran Campus Ministry for UT Knoxville.

What is the difference between the UTK Office of Alumni Affairs and the UT Alumni Association?

The UT Knoxville Office of Alumni Affairs staff provides programming and services specifically for UT Knoxville alumni. The UT Alumni Association represents and serves alumni from all the UT campuses (Chattanooga, Knoxville, Martin, the Health Science Center in Memphis, and the Space Institute in Tullahoma).

What are the requirements to be considered an alumnus of UTK?

You must have completed 30 hours of academic work to be considered a UTK alumnus. There are no dues required.

What are the office hours of the Tyson House?

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. We are closed when the university is closed (see the UT website for administrative closings).

What are some of the programs offered by the UTK Office of Alumni Affairs?

Homecoming, Student Alumni Associates (SAA), Senior Gift, Alumni Summer College, Young Alumni, Golden Grad Reunion, Tennessee Apprentice Program, Accomplished Alumni Series, Black Alumni Associates, the list goes on and continues to grow.

How do I get in touch with a staff member at the UTK Office of Alumni Affairs?

Our main phone number is 865.974.3011. More detailed contact information is available on our Staff page.

What’s the history of the Tyson Alumni House?

Our beautiful home once belonged to Lawrence D. Tyson, a prominent Knoxville resident and philanthropist. You can learn more about Lawrence D. Tyson and Tyson House on Milton M. Klein's personal website.

I’d like to make a donation to the University of Tennessee. How do I do that?

Making a secure donation to UT is easy from our Online Giving Site!

If you have any questions or would like help getting in touch with a staff member who can help you with this process, please feel free to call us at 865.974.3011.

How do I get information in your publications or submit class notes?

We send out a monthly email with UTK alumni information (the e-Torch). There is a UTK alumni publication that circulates periodically (Torchbearer). And there is a UT system publication that circulates periodically (Alumnus).

You may submit your online class note by joining VolsConnect.

How do I get UT men’s or women’s athletic tickets?

UTK men’s athletics program

UTK women’s athletics program

Where can I get information on some of UT Knoxville’s traditions?

Visit our Tennessee Traditions page for a rundown of some of UT Knoxville's traditions.

Who do I contact for campus tours?

The UTK Office of Undergraduate Admissions. You can sign up for a Campus Visit using their online form.

I am a UT alum and want to try and find my longlost roommate. How can I do that?

Since you are a UT alum, you can go to the UT Online Community and look up any other UT alum. You must first register with our online community, VolsConnect.

I am interested in being involved with UT activities. How can I get involved?

We have a large number of opportunities for you. We need volunteers for leadership on boards and councils, student recruiting, chapter planning, etc. The best solution would be to call our office at 800-598-2586 and speak with one of our Alumni Directors. They can gauge your interests and direct you to an area of your desire.

How do I change my address or other contact information with UT?

You may make changes to your alumni profile after signing up at VolsConnect, or call us at 800-598-2586.