Communications and Publications
Weekly E-mails: The Parents Association e-mails all members updates on campus events, reminders for deadlines and dates, campus safety information, and information on university activities that affect parents and students. Our office never sends spam or junk mail. We only send official UT communication by e-mail.
Annual Parent Calendar: All Parents Association members receive the annual Parent Calendar, outlining the important dates and deadlines affecting students throughout the academic year.
TENNESSEE Family Magazine: All Parents Association members receive the TENNESSEE Family magazine in the mail prior to each semester. TENNESSEE Family features articles on campus safety, upcoming events, student scholarships, academic support resources, and career preparation for your student.
News and Safety Information by E-mail: We keep parents and families up to date on campus and personal safety news through e-mail. If there is a safety advisory or incident on or around campus, we relay that information to you.
Full-Time Staff to Serve You: Our professional staff brings decades of UT experience to work each day. Call or e-mail our office anytime to speak with a member of our staff.
Parent Helpline: Our office and staff understand how important it is to keep parents and guardians informed. The Parents Association provides a Parent Helpline from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time (M–F).
Support of Student Scholarships: The Parents Association supports the funding of numerous general university scholarships.
Local Hotel: Parents Association members can enjoy discounts at Knoxville-area hotels. The Parents Association has partnered with over a dozen local hotels to offer member discounts on accommodations in Knoxville.
Biltmore Estate: We are still finalizing the details of the Biltmore Estate discount. More information will be provided soon.
Rental Cars: Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental now offer discounts to UT Parents Association members via the UT Alumni portal. Click here for more information.
Family Weekends: The Parents Association hosts events throughout the year—on campus and regionally—to connect parents to the Tennessee family. Campus events include Family Weekend, Move-in, Parent Outreach, and commencement events.
Parent Outreach Events: These are free events held throughout the year in communities across the state and region. Outreach events are great opportunities for parents to connect and meet other parents as well as university staff and administrators.
Career Member Benefits Package
- Increased Efficiency of Membership: Career Members are members of the Parents Association for as long as their primary student is enrolled at UT. No need to worry about renewing your membership annually. Career Membership costs $2.60/month; Annual Membership costs $3.33/month.
- Priority Registration for Events: You have the opportunity to register early for Family Weekend events. This will ensure that you get the best athletics tickets in the Family Weekend section.
- Let Us Arrange Your Parking on Campus: Have the Parents Association arrange your visitor parking on campus. With five business days notice, we’ll gladly arrange to have your visitor parking permit waiting for you when you arrive.