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Faculty Appreciation Week 2024

UT faculty dream big, tackle great challenges, discover and share knowledge, mentor and inspire students, and serve communities. Faculty Appreciation Week celebrates faculty, their work, and how they represent the Volunteer spirit.


Faculty can enjoy special discounts and freebies from campus partners.

Tennessee Athletics

Tennessee Athletics is offering a special ticket promotion to UTK faculty for the Lady Vol Hoops game versus LSU, the defending national champions. Faculty may purchase a ticket package (for themselves and each of their guests!), which includes a ticket to the game and an $8 concessions voucher for only $15 (plus taxes and fees). Please note, this promotion ends at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23.

Sunday, February 25
12:00 p.m. tip-off
Food City Center


During Faculty Appreciation Week (2/25 to 3/2), faculty can receive 30% off purchases of gift and apparel items. Minimal exclusions may apply. For online purchases, faculty should login with their NetID on UTVOLSHOP.COM, and the discount will be applied. For in-store purchases, please use the QR code at left.

Division of Student Success

Faculty can enjoy a free specialty espresso beverage, drip coffee, or tea at any campus Starbucks or Einstein’s location on Wednesday, February 28. Faculty must show their Faculty ID to redeem this offer. One redemption per faculty member.

Vol Dining

On Thursday, February 29, faculty can enjoy one FREE medium drip coffee or hot tea at the Vol Dining POD Markets across campus. Please present your UT Faculty ID when redeeming this offer.  


The week includes a variety of events intended to build community, share ideas, and have fun. Please register for events NO LATER than February 19, 2024.

Coffee & Chocolate

Faculty are invited to drop in to enjoy a free hot, iced, or frozen coffee (plus sweet options for non-coffee drinkers!), prepared by Refill Coffee Cart, and gourmet sweets from Bradley’s (formerly Knoxville Chocolate Company).

Monday, February 26
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Room 262, Student Union

TLI Faculty Appreciation Luncheon

Teaching and Learning Innovation invites all faculty to join their annual Faculty Appreciation Luncheon. The lunch buffet opens at 11:30 a.m., followed at 12:00 p.m. with a program designed to convey how much faculty matter.

Tuesday, February 27
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Pilot Ballroom B/C, Student Union

Chancellor’s Faculty Appreciation Reception

Chancellor Plowman invites faculty to drop in for refreshments at a special reception in appreciation for all they do.

Tuesday, February 27
4:30–6 p.m.
Lauricella Center, Neyland Stadium (Enter at Gate 21A)

Faculty Pub Trivia Night

Back by popular demand, Faculty Pub has a trivia twist! This event has separate registration. Scroll to the next section of this page for more information and registration.

Thursday, February 29
4–7 p.m.

Inclusive Excellence Faculty Appreciation Luncheon

Faculty are invited to attend lunch with Vice Chancellor Tyvi Small to honor faculty whose interests are represented by the Chancellor’s Commissions and Council, which include the Commission for Black Communities, Commission for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Commission for Latin American Volunteer Experience, Commission for Disability, Commission for Women, Commission for LGBT + Communities, and Council for Diversity and Inclusion. This event is sponsored by the Division of Access and Engagement.

Friday, March 1
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Room 362C, Student Union

Faculty Pub Trivia Night

Back by popular demand, Faculty Pub has a trivia twist!

Put your knowledge to the test and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar (card payments only) in a fun, casual setting. Hosted by Knox Trivia Guys, this game will feature general knowledge questions from categories including media, popular culture, history, sports, and more. The top 3 teams will win prizes, and members of the winning team will also receive a trophy. Please register NO LATER than February 19, 2024.

Registration Information

We have reached capacity for this event. Please email Grant Lawson at to be added to the waitlist and you will be notified if a space becomes available.