Welcome Week 2017 News

Rocky Top Ready: UT Prepares to Welcome Students Back to Campus

Classes begin next week and more than 6,000 new students are expected on Rocky Top. As of today, UT is expecting 4,828 freshmen and 1,232 transfer students. Numbers change daily and aren’t final until the 14th day of class. “We’re trending to have a larger freshman class than last year,” said Kari Alldredge, vice provost for enrollment management.

Campus Construction Making ‘Strong’ Progress This Fall

UT’s innovative Strong Hall, the university’s first general classroom and lab building in many years, is among several new additions and upgrades awaiting the campus community for the new academic year. The building opened for summer classes in June.

Fourth Annual Math Camp Under Way

Eighty-nine UT freshmen are already hitting the books, having arrived on campus early to attend Math Camp, a three-week “boot camp” that helps them prepare for math-intensive majors.

Life of the Mind Invites You to Escape with Station Eleven

The campus community is invited to celebrate this year’s Life of the Mind program reading selection—Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel—by participating in a special First-Year Studies escape room in Hodges Library.

Everything You Need to Know About Move-In 2017

Are you ready for life on Rocky Top? Campus will be bustling next week with students arriving for the fall semester. Many students will be moving into their residence halls throughout the week for activities such as Ignite and sorority recruitment. Move-in day for most first-year students is Saturday, August 19. For detailed information about

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Campus Move-in Traffic Updates

The university is preparing for the fall semester and the beginning of classes on Wednesday, August 23. Next week UT welcomes approximately 7,400 new and returning students to our residence halls. Students begin moving into residence halls beginning Sunday, August 13.

What You Need to Do Between Now and Move-In Day

You’ve attended orientation, and now it’s time to start preparing for your first semester as a new Vol! Below are fifteen checklist items that you need to complete before you arrive to campus. YOUR TECHNOLOGY Check your VolMail regularly for e-mails from the university. These messages include important announcements and reminders to help you prepare for move-in and your

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