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Volunteer Families

Family Orientation

The Family Orientation schedule is available! Family Orientation will run from Aug.10-14, and each day will consist of the same schedule of events.

Family orientation will be taking place throughout Move-In and is filled with free and optional opportunities for any new Vol family member or guest to engage with our UT community. You can attend any event/sessions you’d like, how you participate is completely up to you!

2021 Family Orientation Schedule

Office Open Hours

Many of on on-campus offices will be available for open hours during Family Orientation. Not all offices may be listed, so if you want to talk with someone in a specific department, ask a Orientation team member and we’ll work to get you connect! Check out the schedule below.

Parking & Transit Services – Circle Park Information Booth (7:30 AM-4:30 PM)

If not available at Circle Park, you can visit their office located at 2121 Stephenson Dr.

Vol Dining – 1017 Francis St. Suite 108 (8:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Student Disability Services – 100 Dunford Hall (8:00 AM-12:00 PM)

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 is available 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 go to preorientation.utk.edu and click on “guest.” From there, you’ll simply create an account and have access right away!


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.