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First-Year, Spring Entry

For students entering in January

Orientation sessions for first-year, spring-entry students are one-day programs held in January of each year.

January 7, 2019 – Monday

The cost for first-year, spring-entry 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 orientation date.

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 New Student & Family Programs, 2438 Dunford Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996, or e-mailed to

The orientation session for first-year students entering in the spring semester is a one-day program held in January. For parents and guests, this orientation session is full of useful information to support your student and his or her transition from high school to college.

Orientation check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. (Neyland Stadium). The one-day program lasts until 5:00 p.m.

Schedule Highlights
7:00 a.m. Check in and registration- (Neyland Stadium)
8:00 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 available on the Vol Life App.

Register for Orientation

Spring entry orientation registration 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: 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 New Student & Family Programs if you have questions: call 865-974-4546 or e-mail

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