Class of 2018 Orientation Sessions Kick Off Next Week

 
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek (third from left) and Assistant Vice Chancellor Melissa Shivers (second from right) pose with orientation leaders during the summer of 2013.

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek (third from left) and Assistant Vice Chancellor Melissa Shivers (second from right) pose with orientation leaders during the summer of 2013.

The Office of New Student and Family Programs has been hard at work preparing to welcome 4,100 members of the Class of 2018 for Orientation: The New Vols Experience. The first session begins Monday.

Twelve one-and-a-half day sessions will run from June to July. Twenty-six orientation leaders will meet new students, parents, and other family members.

The revamped orientation schedule will include more time for students in their academic college on both days as well as additional time to meet other new students on the first day. Students will get a glimpse of everything the university has to offer, from academic resources and student engagement opportunities to Volunteer traditions.

During orientation sessions, students will stay in Hess Hall.

Parents and guests will interact with top-level administration and tour campus.

Faculty and staff may notice more traffic in the G-10 garage as students and their families make their way to the University Center and Alumni Memorial Building for sessions. The Office of New Student and Family Programs encourages you to engage with visiting families, who will have orange lanyards and tote bags, as it is truly a campus effort to welcome our new students and their families.

The Office of New Student and Family Programs oversees all orientation and transition programs for new students and their families, including transfer and adult student orientations throughout the year. The office also provides services and information to parents and families through the Parents Association.

First-year student orientation sessions will take place over the next several weeks:

June 2 and 3
June 5 and 6
June 9 and 10
June 12 and 13
June 16 and 17
June 18 and 19
June 23 and 24
June 25 and 26
June 30 and July 1
July 2 and 3
July 7 and 8
July 9 and 10

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