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Welcome Week

A campus-wide celebration of New Vols! Welcome Week events welcome all students to Big Orange Country and help you feel at home.

Welcome Week Highlights

Torch Night

The Torch Night Ceremony is a Tennessee tradition observed since 1925 when all new students are formally welcomed to the university community. Each fall, upperclassmen symbolically pass down the Torch of Preparation to the freshman class.

New Vol Welcome

New Vol Welcome provides a common experience that also serves as your first taste of UT. All students will hear from our university faculty, staff, and student leaders to learn more about what it means to be a UT Volunteer. You may get the opportunity to ask questions.

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