The UT System is expanding for the first time in more than 50 years! We invite you to be among the first to welcome UT Southern and to help spread the exciting news.

Please help yourself to the below resources and let us know if you have any questions by emailing



Quick Facts

A professor lectures outdoors for a group of students sitting in the shade of a tree

UT Southern is…

  • a small college campus with big university connections.
  • the fourth undergraduate campus in the UT System.
  • the first new campus since UT Chattanooga joined in 1969.
  • the only public four-year institution of higher education between Chattanooga and Memphis along Tennessee’s southern border.
  • located in Pulaski, which is about 70 miles south of Nashville and 40 miles north of Huntsville, Alabama.
  • home to about 800 currently enrolled students.
  • serving a southern middle Tennessee region of 13 counties near the Alabama border.
  • a private-school experience at an affordable, public-school cost.
  • reducing tuition by 60%—enabling more Tennesseans to be able to go to college.
  • a campus with a 150-year history of education.
  • the future of southern middle Tennessee.
  • a place of discovery, offering more than 30 academic programs of study.
  • the home of the Firehawks!

Find your fire at UT Southern!




With fire in its eye and thunder in its wings, Flame the Firehawk will lead the way as the new school’s mascot! The mythical creature represents the fifth mascot for the university in its 150-year history. Knoxville-based illustrator Danny Wilson developed the concept and logo for the Firehawks, which will represent the university’s 20 teams. Uniforms will be debuted in late August during welcome week festivities.



Social Media Toolkit

We encourage you to take to social media to welcome our new campus using the provided photos, graphics, captions and hashtags customized for each platform. In this Google Drive folder you’ll find tips and info to assist you as you create social content, engage with the community, and begin to spread the message of UT Southern. The images within this drive will be updated throughout the coming weeks.

Social Toolkit →



Virtual Backgrounds

Interested in showcasing your support during your next virtual meeting? We’ve got you covered!