UT Announces Updated Plans for Spring Semester

KNOXVILLE – The University of Tennessee System announced updated plans for in-person learning for the spring semester at campuses across the state today.

“We continue to diligently monitor the situation across the state to make adjustments in the best interest of our students, faculty and staff,” said UT President Randy Boyd. 
 
UT Knoxville
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville will continue with plans to start on Jan. 20 with a mix of in-person, online and hybrid classes.  Dorm move-in will begin on Jan. 16.  The campus will conduct weekly sentinel testing, and begin the semester with restrictions to maintain social distancing in and out of the classroom for the safety of the campus community.  For more information, visit https://www.utk.edu/coronavirus/.
 
UT Chattanooga
Classes at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will begin on Jan. 19; however, the campus will delay the start of most in-person classes until Feb. 1.  Dorm move-in will begin Jan. 14.  For more information, visit https://blog.utc.edu/coronavirus/dashboard/more-information/return-to-campus/
 
UT Martin
Classes at the University of Tennessee at Martin will begin in virtual format Jan. 14 -Jan. 21; the university will continue to monitor conditions.  Residence-hall move-in will begin Friday, Jan. 8.  For more information, visit www.utm.edu
 
UT Health Science Center
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will continue to operate with clinical and in-person lab classes in-person. Lectures will remain virtual.  For more information, visit https://uthsc.edu/coronavirus/campus-updates/index.php.
 
Each campus will be sending out specific communications to their faculty, students and staff regarding the impact to its respective campuses.

The University of Tennessee is a statewide system of higher education with campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and Memphis; the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma; the UT Institute of Agriculture with a presence in every Tennessee county; and the statewide Institute for Public Service. The UT system manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory through its UT-Battelle partnership; enrolls about 50,000 students statewide; produces about 11,000 new graduates every year; and represents more than 400,000 alumni around the world.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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