Welcome to the College’s Living Learning Communities

As the 2012-2013 academic year begins, the college welcomes its newest 62 living learning community members. Community members are all first-year students; they live and take classes together, thereby developing a network that will last throughout their university experience.


The Venture Living Learning Community is in its fourth year; to be a member, students must be admitted into a major in the College of Business Administration.

With its 49 students this year, Venture has embraced over 250 students since its inception.

The profile of this year’s Venture membership is:

  • 60 percent male; 40 percent female
  • 73 percent in-state; 27 percent out-of-state
  • 27 percent non-Caucasian
  • Inclusive of eight of the nine business majors


This is the inaugural year for the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community. It is a cross-campus, inter-disciplinary community for any University of Tennessee, Knoxville, first-year student interested in becoming a value creator as an entrepreneur. This year’s community welcomes 13 students.

The profile of this year’s Entrepreneurship membership is:

  • 69 percent male; 31 percent female
  • 77 percent in-state; 23 percent out-of-state
  • 31 percent non-Caucasian
  • Inclusive of UT’s Colleges of Business Administration (53 percent), Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (eight percent), Arts and Sciences (31 percent), and Engineering (eight percent)

Move-in Day

venture community move in Wayne Taylor and Wayne Nash_smMembers of the Venture and Entrepreneurship Living Learning Communities moved into Hess Hall on Friday, August 17. Community members were greeted by members of the undergraduate programs office, Tom Graves (director of operations for the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation), peer mentors (upper-level business students), and members of the Department of University Housing.

Venture Kick-Off: Mountain Challenge

2012 venture living learning community at ropes course_smOn Saturday, August 18, Venture Living Learning Community members kicked off the academic year with a team-building challenge course at Maryville College Mountain Challenge. Having just moved into the residence hall the night before, members of the community got the opportunity to meet other community participants, build trust, bond as a community, and have a good time.

Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community Kick-Off Dinner

2012 entreprenurship living learning community_smOn Saturday, August 18, members of the inaugural class of the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community participated in a kick-off dinner designed to start creating a network of entrepreneurial first-year UT students. Tom Graves, director of operations for the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, led community members in activities, which were followed by dinner.

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