History of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

In 1794, Blount College was founded in the then small city of Knoxville, Tennessee, charging only $8 per session. Nearly Two hundred and twenty-eight years later, that small college has become the bustling University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT): home to over 30,000 volunteers and the 2022 National Order of the Arrow Conference! The sprawling campus of 910 acres boasts 294 buildings that service their 30,559 students, and soon, our 8,000 NOAC-bound Arrowmen.

As is customary at NOAC, during your stay at UT, you will be situated in the university’s dorms which are modern with sleek interiors highlighted in bright yellows and whites, UT’s colors. Food will be provided by the experts at UT. Modern, healthy, and delicious menu options will be available for your enjoyment at every meal – it definitely isn’t your normal camp food! As you wander the campus, you will be astounded by the signature red brick-style buildings with lush green lawns and large trees in your home for the week. You’ll also spend time in the massive Thompson-Boling Arena that will house signature NOAC events like the NOAC theme show.

Though it hasn’t hosted a conference since 2000, the University of Tennessee Knoxville is no slouch when it comes to hosting NOACs, it’s hosted three. Over 17,000 Arrowmen have visited this campus over these conferences and they can all guarantee you will have a good time at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We hope to see you there – Tomorrow Begins Today!