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Mark Colen




Chattanooga, TN

What are you most looking forward to about being a Peer Mentor?

I'm looking forward to creating an inclusive creative environment on campus that helps me just as much the first year students.

What is your advice for First-Year Students?

I always recommend splitting up large assignments over a few days rather than waiting until the last minute.

What is your favorite annual event that happens on campus and why?

Vol Hacks

Describe the color orange: 

Bright and lively

Where would you spend your last five dollars on the strip?

Raising Cane's

Best dining location on campus?


Would you rather take a picture with live smokey or the costumed smokey mascot?

Live Smokey

Pro tip for surviving your first year at UT?

Early is on time. On time is late, and late is unacceptable.

What notable alum would you want to be your Peer Mentor?

Pat Summit

If you had unlimited dining dollars, where would you spend them?


What is your favorite place on campus?

Art and Architecture Building

Would you rather...Hike the hill to class or  Go to the AG campus for class?

Hike the hill to go to class

Describe being a Peer Mentor in 5 words or less:

Always lead and have fun