On Fridays we wear orange—though you won’t feel out of place wearing it every other day of the week, too. We sing “Rocky Top” often, and we sing it loudly. Our biggest campus celebrity is a Bluetick Coonhound named Smokey. Which is to say, we have some fun while also living the Volunteer spirit through leadership and service and helping discover new elements (yep, that’s why Tennessine is now on the periodic table).
“My favorite UT tradition is the painting of the Rock. I love to see the creativity that pops up on the Rock especially before game days.”
“Singing the alma mater at football games is my favorite tradition—it gives me chills!”