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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 June and July of each year.

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!

Step 1: Confirm Your Enrollment

You must confirm your enrollment and pay the $250 enrollment deposit prior to registering for orientation.

Orientation Dates for Summer Entry Students

  • June 1—Wednesday (Summer Session 1)
  • June 29-30—Wednesday – Thursday (Summer Session 2)

Costs include all orientation programming and materials and meals on campus for students and parents, depending upon the length of the orientation program you attend.

June 1

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

June 29-30

  • Students: 2016 Student First-Year, Two-Day overnight orientation fee will be released in January 2016
  • 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 the Office of Orientation and Transition, 412 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN 37996, or e-mailed to

Orientation for first-year students entering in the summer semester one is a one-day program held at the beginning of June or a two-day program held at the end of June. 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 (June 28-29, 2016).  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 will be released in January 2016 and the cost for guests to attend the program is $50.

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

Step 2: Confirm Your NetID and Password

Once you are admitted to the University of Tennessee, you will be assigned a Network ID (NetID). Your NetID is the username associated with your accounts for the University of Tennessee. It also makes up the first part of your university e-mail address: You will need your NetID and password to login to register.

Step 3: Register for Orientation

Check the schedule above in the “Dates” section and then log in using your NetID and password. See step 2 (above) for information about your NetID and password.

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 Orientation and Transition if you have questions: call 865-974-2435 or e-mail

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