Member Benefits


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.

Annual Parent Calendar: All Parents Association members receive the annual Parent Calendar outlining the important dates and deadlines affecting students throughout the academic year.

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.

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.

Local Hotel Discounts: 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.

Events: 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.

Student Scholarship Opportunities: There are several exclusive scholarship programs available, including the Parents Association Academic Scholarship, Leadership & Service Scholarship, and the International Scholarship. Each scholarship provides an opportunity for your student to receive funding for his or her unique educational needs. Application periods occur each spring and deadlines are advertised in weekly Parents Association e-mails.

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!

Parent Helpline: Our office and staff understands 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).

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.
  • Campus Discounts: Enjoy discounts on Cultural Attractions Committee events and Clarence Brown Theatre performances.
  • 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.

Parents Association Policies

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