UTIA's Online Apparel Store is open year-round.
Staff and departments are invited to purchase at a minimum cost with minimum effort. UTIA logos have been front-loaded and are ready to be applied to any item within the store. Departments may purchase with a procurement card. The de minimis limit for apparel purchased with UT funds is $100 per employee per calendar year (tiny.utk.edu/deminimis).
Employees, retirees, students, and alumni may also purchase with personal funds.
There is no cost to UTIA for the storefront or its operation. You are not obligated to use this store for purchasing; this is simply a benefit to UTIA. Benefits include: no artwork setup charge for logos (additional charge to include department/county name will apply) and bulk rate advantage.
Orders are processed on the first day of the month for the previous month.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What’s the big deal? How does this benefit me?
UTIA Marketing and Communications has worked with Kyrus to front-load UTIA logos and products within the UTIA color palette. This means that departments can order products with minimal effort…there’s no emailing the vendor a logo, or going back and forth about pricing, shipping, etc. We’ve done all of that, so all you need to do is choose your product, choose your size, choose your logo, and pay.
Q: When will I receive my order?
The store uses a “batch” method for shipping in order to keep costs down. All orders will be processed on the first day of the following month. So, orders placed January 1-31 will be processed on February 1. This means if you order products toward the beginning of the month, your wait time will be longer to receive your product.
Q: Can I order other products? What about ordering in bulk for an event?
Yes to both! Kyrus Print Solutions offers many products, and the UTIA Online Apparel Store only includes a few of them. If you have other product needs, like 150 caps for a field day or 50 bags for giveaways at an event, please email Kevin Knott at email@example.com.
Quick Tips for Ordering:
Logos, colors, and sizes can all be selected after you click “Add to Shopping Cart” on an item. Logos that are available are UTIA, AgResearch, CVM, Extension, and UT Gardens.
If you only want your unit logo, under Imprint Method, click “Embroidery.”
If you would like your specific department or county name included as well, click “Embroidered DEPARTMENT NAME over logo,” and then add your Department Name (county, academic department, Research and Education Center, etc.) on the My Cart page. (Please note that including your specific department name in the logo includes a $4.00 upcharge to cover the necessary extra thread.)
For Help and Questions Contact
Katie Whitaker Whitehouse, UTIA Marketing and Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 865-974-7141