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An overview of Downtown Knoxville from McClung Tower on November 11, 2019. Photo by Steven Bridges/University of Tennessee

About Us

Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster positive, student-centered residential communities supporting the academic mission of the university. We provide a defining experience for students through programs and amenities that facilitate individual learning and development. University Housing’s value and services enhance the overall university student experience.


As the housing organization at the state’s flagship university, our vision is to cultivate innovative leadership opportunities, positive learning experiences and an appreciation of university traditions for students and staff. Our staff, programs, resources, and facilities will provide the best foundation for student success.


  • An environment that promotes civility and respect for diverse populations.
  • Our relationship with campus partners to ensure student success and engagement.
  • Responsible stewardship of staff, student, and fiscal resources.
  • Our responsiveness to the needs of the university community.
  • Well-maintained facilities and a commitment to sustainable initiatives.
  • The safety and security of our residents.
  • Service delivery through technological innovation.
  • The Volunteer Spirit, a responsibility to serve others and to give back to our community.
  • A unique combination of amenities, services, and programs that create an unparalleled student experience at a reasonable price.