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Phase 2: Online Pre-Orientation

The required Online Pre-Orientation takes about 1 hour to complete and is a dynamic and engaging introduction to your first year at UTK and beyond. From Academic Success to Student Life, this platform provides many valuable resources and opportunities available to you as a member of the Volunteer community.

Each student has the opportunity to tailor their Pre-Orientation to fit their needs and goals as a new student at UT. When you click on the “i” symbol, you will receive a direct link about that topic or office at the end of Pre-Orientation. You will have access to Pre-Orientation throughout your first year.

When will Online Pre-Orientation be available for students starting in the Spring 2021 semester?

Online Pre-Orientation is NOW available for students officially registered for the New V.O.L. Experience! You will receive an email the day after you complete your registration (including payment of the fee).

Don’t want to sit and do it all at once? No problem! You can save your progress and return at another time. Return as often as you’d like until it’s complete. We just ask that you have it completed before the start of classes on Wednesday, January 20. If you don’t have Pre-Orientation complete by that time, you run the risk of a hold being placed on your account, preventing you from making changes to your course schedule or registering for future semesters.

If you have any issues accessing your Online Pre-Orientation, contact New Student Orientation at or (865) 974-4546.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes! All incoming students (both First-Years and Transfers) must complete all sections of Online Pre-Orientation. It is a central piece in your transition into the Vol community!

Online Pre-Orientation will be available starting in early December for those students who have successfully registered for their New V.O.L. Experience. A link will be sent directly to your email.

For those students who register for the NVE after Pre-Orientation opens 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.