Though many of us are dreading the upcoming finals week, The Knox has got a month full of events to help relieve stress. While December marks the closing of yet another year, we want to ensure you that the fun doesn’t have to end. We know that once school is out, you’ll have a lot more time on your hands, so why not relax and take advantage of all the amenities we have to offer here at The Knox!

Special Highlight

  • SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be open 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on December 26 and New Year’s Eve. We will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Smoking in your apartment is NOT allowed. Doing so can carry a fine of $100 per resident and lead to eviction with additional fines of $250 per resident. There is no smoking allowed in the lobby, clubhouse, parking garage, stairwells, elevator, or within 30 feet of any entry door to the buildings.
  • Quiet hours are Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 p.m.–8:00 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from midnight–8:00 a.m.
  • We now have a courtesy officer who patrols the property from midnight–6:00 a.m.
  • Pet waste stations are located on the first floor dog run and on Laurel Avenue by the gated entrance. If you have not registered your pet, please do so immediately to avoid receiving a fine.

Reminders and Updates

  • Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Going home for the holidays? The weather is getting colder, and your faucets are at risk of freezing. To avoid this, leave your tap water dripping to ensure it doesn’t freeze.
  • Electricity bills: Electricity bills are split per the number of residents in each apartment. Bills will be posted to your account by the 1st of each month, so please make your payment when you pay your monthly installment. Remember, you can write one check for rent and electricity charges. If you have any questions, see the management office.
  • Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call the Community Assistant on call at (865) 297-4455 for any after-hours emergencies. Available seven days a week!
  • Rent payments: Rent is due on the 1st of the month, and late fees will be applied on the 5th at 8:30 a.m.
  • If you have any questions regarding the payment portal or your account, please see Megan White, our AGM, or email her at
  • For any resident/roommate conflict-related issues, study room reservation requests, and event idea submissions, please contact one of our Community Assistants at
  • Need assistance with your cable and Internet? Give Airwave a call at (877) 778-WAVE.

Learn. Celebrate. Observe. Grow.

The month of December marks a number of religious and cultural holidays. During this season, we encourage you to learn more about your friends and neighbors as we celebrate the differences that make us unique and the similarities that bring us together in our communities.

  • December 8 is Bodhi Day. This Buddhist holiday commemorates the day the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, reached enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, India.
  • December 12 is Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This day honors the belief that Jesus’ mother Mary appeared to a man in Mexico City in 1531.
  • December 12 is also the Prophet’s Birthday, or Mawlid as it is commonly known in Muslim culture. The day celebrates the birth of the prophet, Muhammad.
  • December 16–24 is Las Posadas. During this nine-day celebration — celebrated chiefly in Mexico, Guatemala, and the southwestern United States — the trials Mary and Joseph endured during their journey to Bethlehem are reenacted.
  • December 21 is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Worldwide, this has been recognized in various ways across cultures, including many focused on rebirth and renewal.
  • December 24–January 1 is Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. This eight-day Jewish holiday is observed by lighting candles on a menorah, one for each day of the festival.
  • December 25 is Christmas, an important holiday in the Christian religion representing the birth of Jesus Christ. It is traditionally celebrated with gift giving and candle lighting.
  • December 26–January 1 is Kwanzaa, a weeklong African-American celebration started by Maulana Karenga in 1966 to celebrate universal African heritage in African-American culture. It is observed by lighting candles each day to represent each of the holiday’s seven core principles, culminating in a feast and gift giving.
  • We wish each of you a wonderful month and an enjoyable winter break!

    Community Events

    • DIY S’mores Bar — Friday, December 2 — Come get cozy with The Knox at our S’mores Bar. With the weather getting colder, fire-roasted marshmallows smashed between some rich chocolate and graham crackers is the perfect way to warm up!
    • Finals Week — December 3–9 — We know finals can be a very stressful time, and sometimes you forget your basic needs. The Knox is here to help. We’ll provide everything, from light snacks to Scantrons, during finals week to ensure you’re prepared to take on finals!
    • Ugly Sweater Renewal Party — Wednesday, December 14 — We hope you love clichés as much as we do because our Ugly Sweater Renewal Party will be one for the books. The uglier the sweater, the better! Join us for a night filled with holiday joy!
    • Holiday Movie Screening — Monday, December 19 — Love holiday movies as much as we do? Get into the holiday spirit with a screening of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The Knox is not affiliated with, or sponsored by, or associated with The University of Tennessee or The University of Tennessee Student Housing in any manner.

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