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Register for your New Vol Experience

Registration for the New Vol Experience is now closed. If you’re an incoming student for the Spring 2022 semester, your orientation registration will be available in mid-October. We’ll send you an email once it’s ready! In the meantime, make sure to confirm your enrollment with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Go VOLS!


Frequently Asked Questions:

If you’re unable to pay the $240 fee at this time, please contact New Student Orientation directly at orientation@utk.edu to receive instructions on deferring the fee to your first semester bill.

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

Please email arussel6@utk.edu 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 additional details and information to help prepare you for your Virtual Advising appointment. It’s important you check your email (both personal and VolMail) frequently to stay updated on each phase of your NVE.

The NVE fee is nonrefundable. However, if you choose to attend UT for an upcoming semester, you will not be asked to pay again.

This fee allows us to provide all students a customized orientation experience. All three phases of the NVE 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
  • UT apparel and materials during Big Orange Welcome
  • Program expenses
  • Technology–specifically for the Online Pre-Orientation
  • Off-campus trips during Big Orange Welcome
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!