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Family Engagement Mission

To educate and engage families through cultivating partnerships to enhance student learning and success and developing long-lasting connections to the university.

When your student attends the University of Tennessee, the Office of Family Engagement supports your whole family.

Life at UT is exciting, diverse, and filled with community experiences and service opportunities. Our research partnerships, dedicated faculty, and nationally ranked programs all help your student turn big ideas into reality.

Throughout your student’s UT career, there will be countless opportunities for you to provide love and support and help navigate what is, for many students, their first time away from home.

The Office of Family Engagement and the UT Parents Association provide the resources you need to stay connected and support your student’s success from orientation through graduation. When you join the Parents Association, you will receive timely news tailored to your interests, keep up to date with our annual Parent Calendar, and participate in special events on campus.

Stay connected. Support your student.

All UT families can receive no-charge bi-weekly emails from the Office of Family Engagement to help you stay informed with campus news, information, and ways to support your student. Click here to sign up for the weekly emails.

Families can join the UT Parents Association to receive these bi-weekly emails, but also additional benefits and services including publications, invitations to campus events, local information, and extras at orientation.

Join the Parents Association


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