Students Return To UT

By: Kim Bedford
By: Kim Bedford

Knoxville (WVLT) -- Thousands of new and returning University of Tennessee students moved onto campus this weekend.

Classes begin Wednesday, but the majority of students finished moving in today.

Total campus enrollment is expected to be more than 26,500, good for about a 3 percent increase from last school year.

More than 4,300 freshman said good-bye to their parents this weekend.

According to some parent's, tougher for more parents, than students.

"I think probably like every other parent here I have very mixed emotions," said Michelle Besuden, the mother of a UT freshman. "I'm happy for her and at the same time I'm sad. I want her home. I like seeing her little face in the morning, but it's an awesome opportunity for her."

For a full list of "welcome week" campus activities for students you can visit the link below.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 9249711 -
Gray Television, Inc.