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Phase 3: Big Orange Welcome

Big Orange Welcome (BOW) is your opportunity to engage with the UT community on-campus. From August 14 through September 25, there will be required and optional events to attend, all designed to welcome and support you during your first semester on Rocky Top!

Big Orange Welcome is your on-campus and in-person orientation experience. We’re excited to share the schedule later this summer, and have some incredible opportunities planned!

You’ll receive more details about Big Orange Welcome in August.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Any new Volunteer can attend BOW. While all new incoming students have required events they must attend, most of our events are open to all first-year students as well.

Big Orange Welcome is Phase 3 of your New Vol Experience. For new incoming students, there are required events. However, not all events are required.

The $240 fee covers ALL phases of the New Vol Experience, including all sessions, food, and giveaways during Big Orange Welcome.

Absolutely! You can do both. Plus a majority of the optional programs over the first 6-weeks as well! You can find Ignite registration HERE.

Yes! There are required events for both, but our offices work closely together to build a coordinated schedule to make sure you can experience both programs! Check out the Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life for more details.