The University of Tennessee’s Public Speaking Center is now open virtually for the Fall 2020 semester! Email if you would like to schedule an appointment via Zoom between 11:30-4:30 on Mondays OR 10:30-3:30 on Wednesdays.

TOPS works in conjunction with UTK’s Public Speaking Center, located in the Communication Building, 2nd floor, room 260. Find the Communication Building on the Campus Map.

The Public Speaking Center serves as a source of supplemental instruction in research, composition, delivery, self-recording, and self-evaluation for visitors from all disciplines on the University of Tennessee campus.

Since we do not have regular walk-in hours for the Fall 2020 Semester, please feel free to email our Graduate Assistant, Lilli Tillman, at with questions about any speech or assignment you may have.

If you need to make a special appointment, or if you have a comment or suggestion on the Center or TOPS, feel free to call (865) 974-8483 or email us at