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Student Success Guide

This guide is designed to help students navigate the UT Libraries and other helpful resources.

Campus Resources

Here at UT Libraries, we want to help you succeed as a student. We know that doesn't just mean connecting you with help for research; you've got to take care of yourself, too. Here are some campus resources that might be helpful while you're a student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Student Health Center: Taking care of your physical health is important, and the Student Health Center is here to help. Visit their website to learn about eligibility and cost, services, and to book appointments. A full service retail pharmacy, that accepts prescriptions and offers Over-The-Counter (OTC) products, is conveniently located on the first floor of the Student Health Services building. 

Counseling CenterJust as important as your physical health, taking care of your mental health is essential. Visit their website to learn more about the counseling services and other resources available to students. 

Center for Care & Resilience: Are you or another Vol experiencing distress? CCR provides support, guidance and connection to resources that help students in need  be successful while reaching academic goals and maintaining a safe learning environment. 

Pride CenterThe lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) resource center at UTK, the Pride Center provides events, programming, community space, and initiatives to engage and explore issues relating to gender and sexuality.

Frieson Black Cultural Center: This gathering place offers a library/reading room, computer lab, student lounge, gallery, multipurpose rooms, a student organization suite, conference rooms, and more. It serves as a place for the campus community to learn, share ideas, and discuss experiences. 

Veterans' Resource CenterLocated on the ground floor of Hodges Library, this resource provides assistance for active duty service members, veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and family members using their VA educational benefits.

Student Disability Services: This service works to establish an inclusive environment where every aspect of the university experience is readily accessible for all students without barriers or bias.

Big Orange Pantry: This service provides emergency food assistance to UT students, faculty, and staff. Offering two satellite locations, there are no applications  or requirements beyond UT affiliation necessary.

Smokey's Pantry: Smokey's Pantry serves the UT community to combat food insecurity. No qualifying information is required.

Big Orange Meal Share :  After application approval, Big Orange Meal Share provides short term meal assistance by adding meals directly to your MyUTK account to be used at any of the VOL Dining all-you-can-eat dining halls during regular business hours. 

Smokey's Closet: Smokey’s Closet provides free, gently used professional clothing and accessories to students at UT. Students check-in and can receive one free outfit.

The Free Store: The Free Store is a community share space that allows UT students to shop for free, high-quality, lightly-used clothing, kitchenware, accessories, and small appliances at regularly scheduled Free Store Pop-Up events held throughout each academic year. 

Student OrganizationsFinding a group of people who share your interests is a great way to enhance your university experience. This list details 600+ student organizations at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.