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Welcome Week Schedule

Check out all that 2016 Welcome Week has to offer!

Most events are optional. Some are required.

ALL are designed to make you feel at home.

Required Events for First Year Students:

Sunday, August 14
All programming begins at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, August 15
3:00 p.m. Small Group Meeting, Life of the Mind Discussion & Activity

Click here to view a campus map.  Note: all events listed below have coordinates associated – locate the letter that is listed next the event and number on the map found here. The location each event occurs in will be found within this area of the map.

Click here for a listing of campus building codes.

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
First-Year Commuter Summit
Panhellenic 106
You don’t have to live on campus to make the most of your first year here at UT! To ensure the quality of the first-year experience, Off-Campus and Commuter Services provides programs and services to support commuter students and their experiences. First-year commuters are invited to kick-off Welcome Week with a Commuter Check-In & Brunch followed by the Commuter Challenge.

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Small Group Meetings
Street Fair

Torch Night
Torch Night is a Tennessee tradition that has been observed since 1925 when all new students were formally welcomed to the University community. Each fall, the upperclassmen symbolically pass down the Torch of Preparation to the freshman class at Torch Night.
Pep Rally
More details to come!

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Be Smart, Be Safe, Be a Vol Welcome Week Edition
Alumni Memorial Building 210
If you weren’t able to attend Be Smart, Be Safe, Be a Vol during orientation, this is your opportunity to learn more about being an active bystander and making smart social choices as a Vol and beyond. Remember- Vols Help Vols!

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Volunteers Speak UP! FYS Edition
Hodges Library 253

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet a Vol, Have a Ball!
Hodges Library 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers Speak UP! FYS Edition
Hodges Library 253

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Clash of the Classes
Humanities Plaza Outdoor Fountain Area

3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Small Group Meeting
Life of the Mind Discussion
Life of the Mind Event

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Volunteers Speak UP! FYS Edition
Hodges Library 253

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet a Vol, Have a Ball!
Hodges Library

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
RecFest
TRECS

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SGA Presents: Slap the Rock
The Rock

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Volunteers Speak UP! FYS Edition
Hodges Library 253

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Class Schedule Tours
Kroger Campus Blitz
Pedestrian Walkway (I/J-5)

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Center for Career Development Open House
Student Union

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet a Vol, Have a Ball!
Hodges Library

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Chancellor’s Honors Program Induction Ceremony
Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Business Analytics Society Meet and Greet
Haslam Business Building

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Commute- UT Welcome Back Bash
Quarry Trail

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
MSL Welcome Back Celebration
Frieson Black Cultural Center

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Beyond Borders Dance Party
International House (I-5)

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome Back Commuters!
Various Parking Garages

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Welcome Student Veterans
Veteran Resource Center (Dunford Hall 2417)

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Welcome Back Celebration
Min Kao Building

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet a Vol, Have a Ball!
Hodges Library

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet a Vol, Have a Ball!
Hodges Library

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Center for Leadership & Service Interest Session
Fred Brown Hall Multipurpose Room

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Commute- UT Welcome Back Bash
Crowne at Campus Pointe

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Screening of “Interstellar”
Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Meet the Greeks
Panhellenic Building

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome Back Commuters!
Various Parking Garages

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet a Vol, Have a Ball!
Hodges Library

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet a Vol, Have a Ball!
Hodges Library

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
McClung After Dark
McClung Museum


Big Orange Friday
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome Back Commuters!
Various Parking Garages

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet a Vol, Have a Ball!
Hodges Library

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Student Health Building Cookout
Student Health Building

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Freshman Feast

Frieson Black Cultural Center

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Student Engagement Fair
Pedestrian Walkway

9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Vol Night Long
Humanities Plaza and Amphitheater

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