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Vol Success Week

October 5-9, 2020

UT will celebrate the academic achievements of its students through the first-ever Vol Success Week from October 5 – 9. Vol Success Week features student engagement opportunities, a lunch hosted by the provost, and internationally recognized speakers. 
Download the Vol Success Week Schedule

Vol Resource Fair

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Virtual – Zoom Link
This program provides scholars with a fair to explore and discover various resources available to them at UT.

Participating offices include:

  • Academic Success Center
  • Center for Health Education and Wellness
  • Fraternity and Sorority
  • International Student Resources
  • Multicultural Student Life
  • TRECS
  • Office of Undergraduate Research & Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships
  • One Stop Student Services
  • Center for Career Development & Academic Engagement
  • Student Counseling Center
  • Student Engagement
  • Study Abroad
  • Jones Center for Leadership & Service

Vol Success Week T-Shirt Giveaway

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Mobile
To kick off Vol Success Week, be on the look-out for deliveries of t-shirts around campus. Wear them throughout the week to celebrate your success!

Vol Success Bingo

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Humanities & Social Sciences Plaza
Let’s celebrate success & play some Bingo! Volunteers can win prizes from different offices in the Division of Student Success.

Career Caricature

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Student Union Plaza

With a professional caricature artist, scholars can have their portrait completed in caricature of their future career.

Lunch with the Provost Zomchick’s Executive Leadership Team 

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Humanities & Social Sciences Plaza

The provost’s executive leadership team will hand out lunches and giveaways to scholars in celebration of student success.

Vol Vision Board

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Virtual – Zoom Link
Hodges Library 213
A fun activity for scholars to create a vision board for their time at UT.

Vol Success Conversations

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Virtual – Zoom Link
Lindsay Young Auditorium
Student success from a scholar perspective! A scholar-led panel on student success at the University of Tennessee.

Paint the Rock

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Rock

In Volunteer tradition, Volunteers will Paint The Rock highlighting student success as a part of Vol Success Week.

Vols Abroad Global Game Show

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Virtual – Zoom Link
Student Union Room 362 A-C

This event will provide an introduction to the Programs Abroad Office by offering interactive games of Jeopardy and/or world trivia.

Vol Student Success in Research

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Virtual – Zoom Link
Student Union Room 362 A-C

A scholar-led panel on the opportunities for participating in undergraduate research.

An Evening with Ilyasah Shabazz

This event is co-sponsored by the Division of Diversity & Engagement and the Division of Student Success.

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Watch via live stream in the Student Union Auditorium or log in at UT Link

Join Ilyasah Shabazz, professor of criminal justice and daughter of Malcolm X, as she speaks about her father’s legacy and the power of perspectives and answers questions from first-year students.

In-person welcome and introduction by Provost Zomchick
Student Moderator: SGA President – Karmen Jones

In-person attendees should arrive by 6:15 p.m. for check-in 

Read Ilyasah Shabazz’s Biography

Vol Relaxation Space

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Virtual – Zoom Link
Circle Park

This program provides scholars with a space to relax and promote mental wellness. We will have an outside yoga session, as well as a virtual option.

Midterm Success

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Virtual – Zoom Link

A program centered on providing scholars with tips on success during midterms. Discussion includes anxiety, scholar skills, tutoring, and strategies to be successful during midterms.

Vol Strength Talk

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Virtual – Zoom Link
Humanities & Social Sciences Plaza

Scholars will have an opportunity to chat with coaches and other facilitators about their Top Five Strengths and what it means to them.

An Evening with Jim Clifton, Gallup Chairman & CEO

This event is co-sponsored by the Division of Student Life and the Division of Student Success. 

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Watch via live stream in the Student Union Auditorium or log in at UT Link

Join Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, as he shares how individual strengths can help to achieve personal, professional, and academic goals. Following his presentation, Mr. Clifton will answer questions from first-year students.

In-person welcome and introduction by Chancellor Plowman
Student Moderator: First-Year Student – Jack Zerangue

In-person attendees should arrive by 6:15 p.m. for check-in 

Read Jim Clifton’s Biography

Families for Student Success

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Virtual – Zoom link

A program hosted for families to ask questions and gain information on the academic resources available to their scholar in support of their success.

Success Celebration

4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Humanities & Social Sciences Plaza

Enjoy a vintage UT football game and a special VSW gift that you won’t want to pass up!

Signature Events

TUESDAY

Lunch with Provost Zomchick’s Executive Leadership Team

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Humanities & Social Sciences Plaza

The provost’s executive leadership team will hand out lunches and giveaways to scholars in celebration of student success.

 

 

 


WEDNESDAY

An Evening with Ilyasah Shabazz

This event is co-sponsored by the Division of Diversity & Engagement and the Division of Student Success.

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Watch via live stream in the Student Union Auditorium or log in at UT Link

Join Ilyasah Shabazz, professor of criminal justice and daughter of Malcolm X, as she speaks about her father’s legacy and the power of perspectives and answers questions from first-year students.

Welcome and introduction by Provost Zomchick
Student Moderator: SGA President – Karmen Jones

In-person attendees should arrive by 6:15 p.m. for check-in 

Read Ilyasah Shabazz’s Biography

 


THURSDAY

An Evening with Jim Clifton, Gallup Chairman & CEO

This event is co-sponsored by the Division of Student Life and the Division of Student Success. 

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Watch via live stream in the Student Union Auditorium or log in at UT Link

Join Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, as he shares how individual strengths can help to achieve personal, professional, and academic goals. Following his presentation, Mr. Clifton will answer questions from first-year students.

Welcome and introduction by Chancellor Plowman
Student Moderator: First-Year Student – Jack Zerangue

In-person attendees should arrive by 6:15 p.m. for check-in 

Read Jim Clifton’s Biography

FRIDAY – Success Celebration

4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Humanities & Social Sciences Plaza

Enjoy a vintage UT football game and a special VSW gift that you won’t want to pass up!