In August, you’ll Live the Experience with other new Vols, families, and guests, right before classes start! Welcome Week 2020 will include an in-person orientation experience and be bigger and better than ever! During this required on-campus program, you will meet your academic success coach, academic advisor, participate in campus-wide events like TORCH night. You will have an opportunity to make connections, learn about resources from faculty, staff, and upper-level students, and experience all that our campus community has to offer through hundreds of campus events. Your Welcome Week Leader, an upper-level UT student, will be your in-person guide your first week on-campus.
This new program is evolving, and more information about the New V.O.L. Experience will be available in the coming weeks, but this is what we know today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome Week begins on Saturday, August 15, and continues through Sunday, August 23. Most required events will take place before classes begin.
Welcome Week will have required events for ALL incoming first-year and transfer students. A full schedule will be available in July.
Welcome Week is designed to support you during your transition into the Vol community. Therefore, all new incoming students must attend the required portions of Welcome Week. Additional details regarding the schedule and required events will be provided to you in August.
No! There is one fee for all three phases of the New V.O.L. Experience. You pay the fee upon registering for Phase 1: Virtual Advising & Registration in our online registration portal.