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Transfer & Adult, Spring Entry

For students entering in January

Orientation sessions for spring-entry transfer and adult students are one-day programs held prior to the start of spring semester classes.


November 18, 2016—Friday

The orientation program on November 18 will be best for transfer students who can make a day trip to the University.  Be aware that there is a home football game on November 19 and hotel costs near the University will be higher than you would typically find.  If you would like to cheer on the Vols the day after your orientation, you may purchase football tickets (as available) at this link.

January 6, 2017 – Friday

The orientation program on January 6 is only for transfer students who are not living on campus.

January 9, 2017 – Monday

The orientation program on January 9 is only for transfer students who plan to live on campus.  Students can begin moving into their respective residence hall on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

The cost for spring-entry transfer orientation is $50 for students and $20 for parents/guests. Costs include all orientation programming and materials and lunch on campus for students and parents.

There will be a $10 fee charged if you need to change your registration date or the number of guests you have attending.

Refund requests must be made in writing at least ten working days prior to your confirmed orientation session. Please note that a $10 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 newvols@utk.edu.

Orientation check-in begins at 7:15 a.m. (location Alumni Memorial Building, room 209). The one-day program lasts until 5:00 p.m.

Schedule Highlights
7:15 a.m. Check in and registration- (location Alumni Memorial Building, room 209)
8:15 a.m. Welcome and sessions begin
12:15 p.m. Lunch (included in student and guest fees)
1:15 p.m. Additional orientation sessions
5:00 p.m. Advising and course registration concludes

A complete detailed schedule will be provided at check in.

Register for Orientation

Registration for spring orientation is now open.

Check the dates above, and then log in using 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 email address: NetID@vols.utk.edu. You will need your NetID and password to login to register.

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

Parents and families, join the Parents Association during orientation registration. You can learn more about the Parents Association here.

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 865-974-4546 or e-mail newvols@utk.edu.

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