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Phase 2: Online Pre-Orientation

All new incoming students 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.

Online Pre-Orientation will be available starting June 1. You will receive an email with the direct link to access the program.

While we recommend completing the entire program as soon as possible, you don’t have to finish all sections until the start of classes on August 18. But we encourage you to complete all sections as soon as possible!

Once you create an account, you will be able to log back in and pick up exactly where you left off, and you can revisit the program at any time during your first year.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes! All incoming students (both First-Years and Transfers) starting in either the Summer or Fall semester must complete all sections of Online Pre-Orientation.

As long as you’ve registered for your New Vol Experience and paid the fee, you’ll receive an email on June 1 with a direct link.

For those students who register for the NVE after June 1 will receive an email to complete Pre-Orientation right away.

A link will be sent to you via email. Log in with your UTK username and password. If you ever run into any issues with it though, never hesitate to reach out to NSO directly at

Those students who have not completed their Pre-Orientation before the deadline run the risk of a hold being placed on their account. This hold may prevent them from making changes to their schedule and registering for future semesters.

No preparation is needed. Pre-Orientation is packed with fantastic insight to help you navigate your first year as a Vol and every semester after.

No. Students will have the opportunity to save their progress, and return to complete remaining sections at another time.

We want your Pre-Orientation to be customized to YOU. Therefore, we designed specific experiences tailored to First-Year, Transfer students, and Veterans.

Please contact New Student Orientation directly at or 865-974-4546. We will do everything we can to make the necessary accommodations.