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Orientation sessions take students in depth on how to get started at UT and how to stay on track and informed. We also provide parents with vital information to help their students succeed.

Orientation is vital to your student’s successful transition from high school (or another college or university) to UT. It covers important academic policies and procedures, introduces resources on campus to support students, and serves as the first time students can meet with an academic advisor to discuss their goals and find out what they need to know.

About Orientation

Informative presentations, small group discussions, academic advising, and course registration are designed to help students enter UT informed and confident about their success and their support from our faculty and staff

First-year orientation sessions are often two-day (overnight) sessions, while orientation for transfer and nontraditional students is one day.


Before coming to orientation, your student is required to complete the online pre-advising. The information helps academic advisors prepare for their first conference with your student.

Orientation Information and Registration

The New Vols website has all the details for first-year and transfer students to register by entry term. You’re invited to attend our special orientation for parents and families at the same time as your student’s session. Be sure to join the Parents Association when your student registers for orientation.

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