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Virtual Fall Family Weekend 2020 Recap

DIY Tailgate Kit

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Tailgate from your couch all season long by downloading our Do-It-Yourself Tailgate Kit, filled with decorations, coloring sheets, and recipes to fill your tailgate needs!

Student Voices Panel

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The Family Engagement Team was able to chat with student leaders on campus in a virtual Q&A session to get answers to questions members of our Volunteer Family had about campus life on Rocky Top. Check out the Recording!

Parents Council Informational Session

Welcome Video from Parents Council Chair

Powerpoint Presentation

Still thinking about joining our Parents Council? Council members serve as liaisons, reflecting the views of parents and families to the administration and communicating with fellow parents and families about the university’s goals and plans. Hear from Sue Ann Glower, Chair of the Parents Council in this webinar style informational session to hear all about it. General information about our Parents Council can be found at

Parents and Families for Student Success

Recording Coming Soon

Wondering how to support your student as they continue to navigate the fall semester? In this recording, the Family Engagement team was able to partner with Student Success representatives who shared more about academic success programs that are available for your student.

Giveaway Winners!

Thank you for participating in our events and chance giveaways! Check out our winners: 

Kahoot Trivia: Janelle G., Paul S., Kyle S.

Virtual Family Fun Run 5K Event: Kevin M. and Dawn S.

Family Night Cooking Class: Steven F. 

Looking Ahead

Fall Family Weekend may be over, but that does not mean you cannot continue to support your student this semester while they are on Rocky Top! Schedule a Zoom or phone call with your student to check-in on them and see how they’re really doing. Midterms have come and gone and we’re a little more than a month away from the Thanksgiving Holiday and our Fully Online Exam Period. Ask them how they’re feeling about closing out the semester and see if they need any extra support.

If you plan on visiting your student on Rocky Top this semester or at any time in the near future, be sure to check out Visit Knoxville for weekend activities and safe events happening in the city. Looking for a place to stay? Check out our Local Hotel Information and the discounts offered to members of our Parents & Families Association.

If you’re not ready to make the trip just yet, Visit Knoxville also provides a variety of ways you can experience Knoxville from wherever you call home.