While our new incoming students participate in the New Vol Experience, as family members you’re initiating a transition to the Volunteer community as well. You will receive important information and updates regarding your student’s first semester at UT. We want you to learn more about the resources, opportunities, and people here to support your student, and join us in encouraging your student to take advantage of all UT has to offer.
Online Pre-Orientation for Families
All new incoming Volunteers participate in UT’s Online Pre-Orientation program. From academic success to student life, Pre-Orientation introduces valuable resources and opportunities available to you as a member of the Volunteer community.
Great news! We have a version of our Online Pre-Orientation program just for families. It might look a little different then your student’s, but you’ll still have the opportunity to learn about many of the phenomenal resources UT has to offer alongside your student.
Online Pre-Orientation will be available starting June 1 for family members who are included on their student’s New Vol Experience registration. If your student has already registered, and forgot to include you, that’s okay! Just contact New Student Orientation and we’ll make sure you’re added to the list.
Frequently Asked Questions:
We encourage families to be involved and to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. During the Virtual Advising session, however, we ask that students be left to hold their advising appointment one-on-one.
As much as we appreciate our Volunteer family member’s energy and enthusiasm, Big Orange Welcome is specifically designed for students only.