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Register for New Vol Orientation

Registration for New Vol Orientation is required for all new incoming students – First-Year and Transfer. The sooner you register, the sooner you’ll be able to schedule an academic advising appointment and get started on Online Orientation!

Once you officially register for orientation you’ll receive a confirmation email with important next steps.

You MUST confirm your enrollment with Admissions before you can register for orientation.

Register for Orientation!

Orientation Fee

At the end of your orientation registration, you’ll be prompted to pay the $240 orientation fee. This fee is required to officially register for orientation, and it is separate from the $250 enrollment fee.

We understand if you are unable to pay the orientation at the time of registration. You can opt in for a fee deferral during the registration. Make sure to mark “yes” when you get to that question. From there you’ll receive an email with additional instructions. While we cannot waive the fee completely, deferring it to your first-semester bill allows you to pay at a later date.

If you already submitted your registration form, and did not mark “yes” to that question, you can access the fee deferral form below. Make sure to complete the form and send back to orientation@utk.edu ASAP. We cannot defer your fee unless we receive this completed form.

Complete the Fee Deferral Form

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly at orientation@utk.edu or 865-974-4546.


Frequently Asked Questions:

We understand if you are unable to pay the orientation at the time of registration. You can opt in for a fee deferral during the registration. Make sure to mark “yes” when you get to that question. From there you’ll receive an email with additional instructions. While we cannot waive the fee completely, deferring it to your first-semester bill allows you to pay at a later date.

If you already submitted your registration form, and did not mark “yes” to that question, you can access the fee deferral form above.

You’ll receive a confirmation email within 24 hours after you submit the orientation registration AND either pay or officially defer the fee.

Email arussel6@utk.edu in Undergraduate Admissions with those updates. We recommend sending those updates as soon as possible. This will ensure your advisor has the most up-to-date information.

You’ll have the option to submit a major change request on your orientation registration. Make sure to wait 48 business hours for your major change to be updated.

If you’ve already submitted your orientation registration, but would like to change your major, please email arussel6@utk.edu in Undergraduate Admissions to make the change.

Note: Some majors will require additional approval before being processed. You’ll be notified once the change is made. From there, New Student Orientation may contact you to select a new Virtual Advising session.

You’ll receive a confirmation email shortly after submitting your registration with next steps. It’s important you check your email (both personal and VolMail) frequently to stay updated.

The orientation fee is nonrefundable. However, if you choose to attend UTK during a later semester, you will not be asked to pay again.

This fee allows us to provide all students a customized orientation experience. All components of New Vol Orientation give new students the opportunity to engage with our campus, faculty, and staff leading up to the start of their first semester and beyond.

Your fee includes:

  • Meals during Big Orange Welcome
  • UTK apparel and materials during Big Orange Welcome
  • Program expenses
  • Technology, specifically Online Orientation
  • Off-campus trips during Big Orange Welcome
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!