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Membership, Benefits & Services

You can receive a variety of benefits and services by joining the Parents Association at one of two membership levels.

Join or Update

Email-Only Membership (no charge)

Our email newsletter provides updates on campus events, reminders for deadlines and dates, campus safety information, and information on university activities that affect students and family members. Our office sends only official UT communication by e-mail. We will never send you spam or junk 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.

If you are not currently receiving the newsletter, email parents@utk.edu with your current email address to begin receiving the newsletter. (Don’t forget to add that address to your safe senders list.)

Association Membership ($40 one-time membership fee)

Full membership gives you access to a wide array of benefits and services.

Newsletter

Our biweekly newsletter provides updates on campus events and activities, reminders of deadlines and dates, and campus safety information. Our office sends only official UT communication by email. We will never send you spam or junk mail.

We keep parents and families up to date on campus and personal safety news through email. If there is a safety advisory or incident on or around campus, we relay that information to you.

Annual Parent Calendar

Parents Association members receive the annual parent calendar, outlining important dates and deadlines affecting students throughout the academic year. Academic and extracurricular information is included along with tips and hints for each year of your student’s college career. Parents of new students will receive their copy at orientation, and other members receive their copies by mail.

Hotel Discounts

Some area hotels offer deals and discounts to Parents Association members.

Family Events

Parents Association members have exclusive access to Fall Family Weekend and  Spring Family Day events. Members receive an email when event registration opens.

Parents Association Scholarships

The Parents Association offers various scholarship programs funded by gifts to the Parents and Families Fund. These scholarships, available only to the children of Parents Association members, include the Parents Association Academic Scholarship, the Leadership and Service Scholarship, and the Study Abroad Scholarship.

Update Your Member Information

Let us know of any changes to your contact information (email, mailing address, etc.) so you don’t miss any timely and important information. Email parents@utk.edu or call 865-974-4546 to let us know if your contact information changes.