First-Year, Summer Entry

For students entering in June or July

Orientation sessions for first-year, summer-entry students are one-day programs held in May and July of each year.

The orientation system will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 15th. Check back then to reserve your space.  In early January, be on the look-out for a mailer from our office containing everything you need to know to prepare for the New Vols Experience: Orientation this summer. We look forward to having you join us and welcoming you to the Tennessee family!

You must confirm your enrollment and pay the $250 enrollment deposit prior to registering for orientation.
Orientation Dates for Summer Entry Students

  • May 29 – Friday
  • July 1-2 – Wednesday-Thursday
Costs includes all orientation programming and materials and meals on campus for students and parents, depending upon the length of the orientation program you attend.

May 29

  • Students: $50
  • Parents/Guests: $20
  • There is a $10 fee charged if you need to change your registration date.

July 1-2

  • Students: $150
  • Parents/Guests: $50
  • There is a $25 fee charged if you need to change your registration date.

Refund Policy
Refund requests must be made in writing at least ten working days prior to your confirmed orientation session. Please note that a processing fee will be subtracted from your refund amount. Your  request may be mailed to New Student & Family Programs, 412 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN 37996, or e-mailed to newvols@utk.edu.

Orientation sessions for first-year students entering in the summer semester is a one-day program held in May or a two-day program held in July. For parents and guests, these orientation sessions are full of useful information to support your student and his or her transition from high school to college.
All students participating in the Volunteer Bridge Program are required to attend orientation (July 1-2, 2015).  After confirming your acceptance of the program, you will receive more information about the program. To register for to attend the Volunteer Bridge Program orientation, click on the “Register for Orientation” link below.

The cost for students to attend the Volunteer Bridge Program orientation is $150 and the cost for guests to attend the program is $50.

For more information on the Volunteer Bridge Program, click here.




Register for Orientation

Check the schedule in the “Dates” section above, and then log in using your nine-digit UT Student ID (000-XX-XXXX). The orientation registration system will open on January 15, 2015.

Reservations are made on a first-response basis, so please read the information carefully and respond as soon as you can.

You will receive an e-mailed receipt and confirmation after you complete your registration. Please check carefully to verify your session number and the date on your receipt. Contact the Office of New Student & Family Programs if you have questions: call 865-974-4546 or e-mail orientation@utk.edu.