The University is the state’s oldest and largest public higher education institution, tracing its beginnings to the founding of Blount College in Knoxville in 1794, two years before Tennessee became a state. The UT System was formed in 1968.
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.
Research is a critical part of the University’s mission as a land-grant institution. UT faculty and students system-wide are involved in research, adding to the body of knowledge in academic disciplines and providing solutions to everyday problems. In fiscal 2017, the UT System had a record $481 million in research and sponsored program expenditures.
The System is committed to providing undergraduate, graduate and professional education programs in a diverse learning environment that prepares students to be leaders in a global society.
The Office of Student Life is located in Room 300 of the Student Alumni Center (commonly known as the SAC) at 800 Madison Avenue. The SGAEC also maintains an office there.
Effective August 1, 2017 UTHSC Health Sciences Library will institute a revised schedule of staffed hours for the 2018-19 academic year. As always, UTHSC Library is accessible 24/7/365 for student use and these changes will not impact access to the Library space.
ITS provides computing and printing services for students in the General Education Building rmB110 and in the Student Alumni Center rm314. The ITS department wants this to be an effective and efficient study environment for all of our student body.
West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, non-for-profit hospital that is self-supporting and operates without any tax support. Modern Healthcare magazine listed West Tennessee Healthcare as one of the top ten largest public, not-for-profit healthcare systems in the U.S.
Located in the heart of the Memphis Medical District, the Office of Admissions welcomes visitors for the opportunity to get a firsthand view of our university. The Office of Student Affairs and Enrollments Services invites you to schedule a tour to learn more about the numerous programs offered at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
The fitness center gymnasium, racquetball courts, ping pong tables and climbing wall will be closed July 22 – 24 (Tues – Thurs) for renovations. The main doors of the fitness center will also be closed. Entry to the fitness center will be through the SAC doors and check in is at Desk 2. We are working to improve our facilities.
The Office of Student Life works with student organization advisors and the SGAEC to serve as a liaison for UTHSC student organizations. All official UTHSC student organizations must be approved by the SGAEC, and provide an updated list of student organization officers and advisor(s) to the Office of Student Life annually.
Since 1897, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.