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Freshmen Next Steps

Confirm your enrollment.

Summer/fall entry students: Log into MyUTK and pay the nonrefundable enrollment deposit online. The deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable, but the great news is that it will be credited toward your first semester costs. Detailed step-by-step instructions are located in the enrollment checklist on your MyUTK account.

  • May 1: Confirmation deadline for domestic/US students (midnight EDT, May 1).
  • July 1: Confirmation deadline for international students (midnight EDT, July 1).

Spring term entry students: You are not required to complete a confirmation form or pay the online deposit fee. University Housing and Orientation will contact you with more details.

Apply for housing.

Living on UT’s campus is an invaluable experience. Our residence halls provide a community where you can live, learn, and create lifelong memories.

Shortly after confirming your enrollment, University Housing will e-mail you step-by-step instructions on completing the housing contract, so be sure to check your Volmail account.

Interested in one of our Living and Learning Communities? Applications will be available following completion of the housing contract.

Questions about the application process? Contact University Housing at 865-974-2571 or housing@utk.edu.

Register for orientation.

Orientation is the beginning of your journey as a UT student. This exciting experience for students and families is designed to give you all the details you need to be a Volunteer.

Beginning January 15, you will be able to register for first-year orientation. Check out the Office of New Student and Family Program’s orientation information to learn more about dates and fees.

For questions about orientation, please visit newvols.utk.edu/orientation. For questions about the Parents Association, please visit parents.utk.edu.

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