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Winter Welcome

A campus wide celebration of New Vols!

Winter Welcome is an opportunity for New Vols to learn more about campus and make UT their home sweet home!

January 6, 2017

Transferring to UT shows a commitment to your education. We’re excited to have you! Orientation will give you the opportunity to learn about campus life at UT and meet with an academic advisor in order to register for classes. Learn more about orientation and register for a session here.

January 9-13, 2017

Transferring to UT shows a commitment to your education. We’re excited to have you! Orientation will give you the opportunity to learn about campus life at UT and meet with an academic advisor in order to register for classes. Learn more about orientation and register for a session here.

Sophomore Boot Camp is a mini-conference exclusively for second year students held the day before classes start on January 11, 2017. REGISTER through Hire-a-Vol (myutk) to access a day of sophomore-specific programming including resume writing, searching for internships, studying abroad, accessing scholarships and fellowships, and preparing for graduate school.

Refreshments, a professional portfolio and an etiquette luncheon are provided FREE to you!

Contact Jenny Ward at for questions.

This event will be located in the Stokely Hospitality Suite in room 501 of the Haslam Business Building.

Hit the ground running towards your career goals as you start off the 2017 year here at UT!  Visit the Center for Career Development for the Winter Welcome Week Open House from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Tuesday, January 10th.  Enjoy free food, giveaways, and door prizes.  Receive resume assistance, sign up on Hire-A-VOL, and meet your College Consultant.  Gear up for gaining internships and part-time jobs by attending our Job Fair Prep Workshops at 1:15 PM and 2:15 PM.  Let us help you cross the finish line strong at graduation!  The Center for Career Development will introduce you to assessments and resources to explore major and career options, and opportunities to gain experience through part-time jobs, internships, and full-time jobs.

Transition Tuesday gives you an opportunity to meet other incoming students in a relaxed atmosphere. We will also be giving away prizes. (must be present to win). Don’t miss out! Please pre-register below for this event by January 9th.

Small Group Meeting

We are excited to offer incoming students the opportunity to participate in a Small Group Meeting during Winter Welcome. These small group meetings will provide a more personal setting for you to interact and engage with one another, meet new friends, and connect with a current student! You will also have to opportunity to have any remaining questions answered before the school year begins. Please pre-register below for this event by January 9th.

2017 Transfer Welcome Event Registration Form

Please complete this form to indicate your interest in participating in New Transfer Student Welcome and Transfer Small Groups.
  • Name * Required
  • Email * Required
    Please provide the email address you check most often.
  • What college is your major a part of?
  • Please provide us with your intended major of study.
  • City, State

January 16-20, 2017

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life is hosting an opportunity to speak with members from all four Greek councils and learn more about Sorority and Fraternity Life at UT!  The event is located at the Panhellenic Building.

This event also serves as the new member orientation event for IFC Recruitment – a presentation to men interested in spring recruitment will take place in the Panhellenic Building Multipurpose Room from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Spring Interfraternity Council Recruitment will take place from January 17-21, 2017. Additional information can be found by visiting

IFC Recruitment Schedule:

Day 1/ Orientation and Greek Expo, Panhellenic Building on Tuesday, January 17 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Day 2/ Open Houses on Wednesday, January 18 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Day 3/ Open Houses on Thursday, January 19 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Day 4/ Formal Invite Night on Friday, January 20 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Day 5/ Bid Day on Saturday, January 21 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The MLK Day celebration is set to celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Known for being one of the most influential Civil Rights leaders of his era, Dr. King is now celebrated on this national holiday to commemorate the impact of his work for today’s society.  This event will take place in the John XXIII Catholic Center building.

Browse some of the registered student organizations to find your way to get connected on campus!  With over 482 organizations ranging from service organizations to performing arts organizations to academic organizations, there are thousands of ways to get connected!  Come find your opportunity at the Student Engagement Fair!

The Student Engagement Fair will take place on Pedestrian Walkway.

More information is coming soon!

January 23-27, 2017

University Housing is hosting an Open House!

Students are invited to learn more about on-campus housing options prior to room selection in February! The Open House will provide groups of students and individuals an opportunity to explore different residence hall styles, as well as compete in a scavenger hunt for prizes.  Students will meet at the Frieson Black Cultural Center to participate in the event.

Can’t make it?  Check out the University Housing Facebook page for behind the scenes videos of our residence halls!

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Make the world your campus!  The Center for International Education’s Study Abroad Fair features over 40 tables highlighting our programs including faculty-directed programs, exchanges, direct enrollments, international internships, research opportunities and service-learning projects.

January 30, – February, 2017

Mahogany Soul Café is the premiere coffee house on the UT campus. Join us to enjoy the beauty of the performing arts from your fellow students, faculty, and staff, or if you’re up for it, you can actually perform yourself! Mahogany Soul Café features the infamous open mic performances. This is a great way to express yourself and share your talents. We look forward to seeing you in the Frieson Black Cultural Center!

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