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Q. What device, adopted in 1970 and redesigned as a portable windshield card in 1988 allows parking in unreserved staff […]

Q. What is the name of the UT marching band? A. Pride of the Southland. On November 1, 1949, Knoxville […]

Q: What is the name of the new element added to the periodic table discovered by a UT physicist in […]

Q. In what year was the university officially named the University of Tennessee?    A. 1879. The University of Tennessee […]

Q. Who was the first alumnus to be appointed president of UT?    A. James Piper was named the fourth […]

Q. As what was “The Hill” originally named and known?  A. The Hill was originally known as Barbara Hill, in […]

Q. What symbol of success does the Torchbearer statue hold in its left hand? 

Vol Trivia – Oldest Building on Campus?

Q. The oldest building on campus was built in 1872 as a residence hall. What was the name of the building? 

A. South College was the third building built on UT’s campus, built as a residence hall. The first two buildings, East College & West College, were opened in 1838 and then razed to allow the construction of Ayres Hall.